#2013: The Sacrificial Battery

Mar 28, 2020
This week on The Best of Car Talk, did the battery in Keith's electric winch give up its life so he could haul a tree trunk? If so, how can Keith honor its memory? Elsewhere, Anne’s family is planning a cross-country road trip. Is their Mercury Villager up to the task, or likely to wind up being pushed off the top of Pikes Peak when the engine fails? Also, Arlene wants her recently retired husband to learn how to work on their six cars. He says cars are too complicated, but is he just blowing smoke? And, Cindy’s family loves the nurse they hired to take care of Cindy’s mom, but she has a nasty habit of backing into garden gnomes (and other objects) whenever she drives. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Things I learned from my six-year-old.

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