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#1702: Acute Tire Phobia

Original Air Date: 01.14.2017
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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Peterson is afraid to put air in his tires. Is he doomed to depending on the kindness of strangers with pumps, or can Tom and Ray help cure him—or at least outfit him properly in case there is an explosion?
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