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Don't You Laugh If A Hearse Goes By

10/15/2018
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On this episode the gang discusses funeral procession etiquette. Mickey has a story about the A/C in his Mazda. The podcasters tackle tough questions like, should you use a torque wrench on spark plugs? And, why do cars drive better when they've just been washed? Also, how not to change a light bulb. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:23:32

No Physics Puns Intended

10/8/2018
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Today the gang gabs about people's ability to drive after Mickey's friend shares a rant regarding Atlanta drivers. Ronny discusses the benefits of having annual vehicle inspections and annual driving tests. The crew considers what it's like to drive at 198 miles per hour. The podcasters preach about why you should turn your headlights on when it rains, and several other important driving issues. And Beka reminds us to "drive like a sane person." We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If...

Duration:00:29:09

Call Me An Idiot

10/1/2018
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On this wet and rainy day in Atlanta, the podcasters ponder the science behind water coming out of tailpipes. Beka has a new acquisition, and also asks you, the listener, a question about clutches. Ben's friend has an issue with odometers. And Mickey wonders, which is more accurate? An actual speedometer, or a GPS speedometer? We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:28:21

And Then It Fell Out Of My Head

9/24/2018
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On this episode we welcome David to the table. He regales us with the tale of his car, and asks, “am I getting ripped off?” Ronny explains to everyone how a mechanic gets paid. We let you know what “lifetime” really means for your fluids and parts. Also, tune in to find out what the “bread and butter” is for mechanics. Don’t forget-–there are no expiration dates on cars. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our...

Duration:00:22:58

There Are No Tatas In Cuba

9/17/2018
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The Thing About Cars was fortunate to have both Flip and Ben Lower at the table. Flip tells us about the car scene in Cuba. The “Cuban” cigar may be highly overrated. Ben watches the background of old television shows. And Mickey wants to know when Bollywood took over Magnum P.I. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. We welcome your support of our efforts via Patreon. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:20:11

Insurance Stuff, Part 2

9/10/2018
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Talking about insurance is drier than a Saharan road rally. But bear with us here, as TTAC sits down with Beka and Becky to slog through some important things that we think every driver should know. Part 2 of a 2-part series. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars This podcast is powered by...

Duration:00:34:44

Insurance Stuff, Part 1

9/3/2018
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Look, we know insurance is drier than a punctured radiator in Death Valley. But bear with us here, as TTAC sits down with Beka and Becky to slog through some important things that we think every driver should know. Part 1 of a 2-part series. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars This podcast is...

Duration:00:26:21

That's A Lot Of Spinnin'

8/27/2018
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After this episode, you will know all about how to talk to your mechanic. Well, kind of. Ok, not so much. But Ronny explains that not all mechanics are well-versed in communication. Ben relays to us that his experience with rental cars doesn't always smell like roses. Mickey wants to discuss something that he recently heard: should every car have a turbo? Eric definitely knows how he feels about that. And, as always, Beka has an issue with her G8. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If...

Duration:00:32:40

Don't Look Through My Wiring

8/20/2018
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Mickey wants some feedback for his friend who is shopping for a used luxury car. Beka sympathizes as Becca tells us that she was in an accident with her beloved Civic. Eric reveals his love for a couple of car makes. And the gang warns you to not try this at home; as they decide the best DIY frame repair. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:23:20

Covet Thy Car

8/13/2018
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On this episode, Mickey, Beka, Becca, and Ben listen as Ronny tells us how he would prioritize modifications. Eric tells us about a project car that is going backwards. Beka wants everyone to believe her when she wears her shirt that says, "just one more car, I promise". And Mickey really wants to know, what kind of friend gives you dented fenders? Plus, loaning cars to friends: nice, or just plain nutty? We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer...

Duration:00:23:20

Driving Miss Crazy

8/6/2018
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Let's all give Susanne a round of applause for dealing with our crazy, and building TTAC's new website! Mickey, Ben, Ronny, Beka, and Eric present Susanne with a well-deserved award, and she sticks around to chit-chat about cars. Beka finds that Suzanne is a kindred spirit. Ben brings up the topic of a cough station wagon Mustang. Eric is going to Wally World. Mickey reveals his new facial expression of shock and horror. And Ronny searches pastries for magic. We record at Strongbox West, in...

Duration:00:26:16

End On A Happy Note

7/30/2018
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Welcome, one and all, to the greatest car-talk podcast ever! We remind you to always end on a happy note. Like with unicorns, and sparkles, and stuff. Not so sparkly, Ben discusses a friend with a car related problem. Mickey isn't all puppies and rainbows about wiper blades. However, Eric is over the moon about his shop. Beka clearly has the warm and fuzzies for Christine. Frank teaches us that it's about the little things. And Rob shows us the way to a happy ending. We record at Strongbox...

Duration:00:25:09

My Fairlady

7/23/2018
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Once upon a time, a listener posed a question about double-hump heads… and the gang tried their best to be grown-ups (some more than others). Rob tells us a heart-breaking story that Ben can relate to. Frank and Eric lend us their professional knowledge. Beka reveals some possible changes at Ford. And Mickey asks Chrysler a serious question. Meanwhile, we all debate about what could be in the cards for Chrysler and Dodge. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a...

Duration:00:25:04

One Of The Picky People

7/16/2018
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It's another gorgeous day in Atlanta Georgia and another day with a full crew as Rob, Eric, and Frank once again join Mickey, Beka, and Ben at the table to chat about older car restoration and parts. Frank wants to be frank about car loans. And don't miss this! Mickey tries to be funny. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. Rob won't rob you! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar:...

Duration:00:21:24

We Found Nemo

7/9/2018
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Tough decisions and tougher laws are examined on this episode. We have a full table as Mickey, Beka, and Ben sit down with their guests Rob, Eric, and Frank to debate how to choose between two similar used cars. We inform our listeners about a new hands-free law in Georgia. Also, the group addresses distracted driving. And yes, Beka found Nemo, but missed the joke. Coming to you from Strongbox West, in Hotlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our...

Duration:00:21:54

Not The One That Blows Up

7/2/2018
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Put down that drink! Mickey talks to us about the idea of breathalyzers in every car. We also discover that Mickey is a little behind in his reading. Ronny Expresses both fondness and frustration with sportscar manufacturers; and also wants to inform people about suicide jacks. Beka admits to "salting" her compliments with snarkiness. And Becca swoons over Elon Musk and his car company. Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback,...

Duration:00:35:14

Back Door Sneaker Guys

6/25/2018
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On this episode of The Doctors(ish)… Mickey helps to heal occluded headlights, and diagnoses a case of coagulated oil. Meanwhile, Ronny confesses that he wears Daisy Dukes. Becca talks about working on her Honda. Mickey admits that he misses Ben very much. And Beka and Becca talk about using their "assets". Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook. Thanks for listening! Support The Thing...

Duration:00:21:43

It Runs On Hopes And Dreams

6/18/2018
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Shhh… Don't tell anyone… We talk about Fight Club! We have a full studio again in this episode as Mickey, Beka, and Ben welcome Ronny, Andrew, Alex, and Roman back to the table! The passel of podcasters vent and vex about cars and drivers. Mickey describes driving in India. Beka announces an awesome app. While Ben is strangely quiet, Beka compares mechanics to gynecologists. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please come find us on Facebook, or on our website at...

Duration:00:26:55

The Government Screwed Up The Toaster Industry

6/4/2018
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We've got a full table on this episode! The group discusses a recent article about autonomous vehicles. Also, an important topic for us: how will future generations value cars? And, what did the 70's contribute to the automotive world? And the highlight of this episode… the self-parking BMW parked itself in a handicap spot. Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook. We will podcast for tips!!...

Duration:00:20:48

There's Nothing Worse Than A Floppy Chassis

5/28/2018
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Today in the land of first world problems, Ben complains about floppiness, and laments about sunvisors. He also admits that he needs some guidance. Mickey poses a question about a weird thing that the Mazda is doing. Beka leaves it to our imagination about what the heck she's been up to in rental cars… which begs the question: would you buy a car from a rental car company? As always, we are coming to you from Strongbox West in beautiful Atlanta Georgia. If you would like to pose a...

Duration:00:29:17