This week on Car Talk, we dive head first into the four P's of automotive advice. And where better to start than pranks! Faye in New York wants to know how her youthful looking daughter can ward off unnecessary car repairs. Tom and Ray have a few sneaky suggestions to thwart unethical knuckle-scrapers looking to make a buck.
In Minnesota, Todd's looking for the cheapest way to paint his Honda and escape the ridicule of his neighbors. Apparently, Todd's a snob when it comes to the old contact paper solution. And rounding up the automotive P's.... personal problems! Ben's wife wants to break him of an addictive automotive habit. Can Tom and Ray rescue Ben before he commits vehicular suicide? All that, plus a new puzzler about Tommy's "newish" car this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: May 21, 2011]