Well there is some surprising news in the automotive and media world today. Tom and Ray Magliozzi who are the hosts of the very popular radio show “Car Talk” on National Public Radio (NPR) are calling it quits after more than 25 years on the air. The news was confirmed on the Car Talk website via the staff blog in a posting entitled “Time to Get Even Lazier.” The two brothers and hosts of the show stated they would not be continuing with the popular radio show. They are also known as “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers.”
“As of October, we’re not going to be recording any more new shows. That’s right, we’re retiring.” declared Tom on the Car Talk blog. The show will still have reruns though as Ray said, “Every week, starting in October, NPR will broadcast a newly assembled Car Talk show, selected from the best material in our archives.”
I am personally a huge fan of Car Talk and was very upset to hear this news. I am sure lots of other people are as well.
UPDATE – The manager of, Mike Sullivan, unfortunately passed away. This repair shop is now under new management.
If you are looking for a reliable Baltimoreauto repair shopin the area, look no further than Cross Keys Exxon. Located conveniently on the corner of Falls Rd and Cold Spring Lane near Roland Park, Guilford, Hampden, and Medfield Cross Keys Exxon has been providing general auto repair services since July, 2007.
Owner and Master ASE Certified Mechanic Mike Sullivan runs the shop with his special blend of friendly service and attention to detail. He tries to make sure all customers are happy with work performed, which includes anything from oil changes to engine replacements.
Mike has been a mechanic since 1972. He's seen it all when it comes to fixing cars. He even was a technical trainer for a major auto repair chain, showing other mechanics all around the Baltimore metro area how to perform auto repairs.
What sets Cross Keys apart from the other shops in the area, is Mike takes the time to explain services and repairs to customers. Cross Keys doesn't try to “upsell” on unnecessary jobs and services like most auto repair shops and chain operations. The mechanics focus on what is needed and what they feel is best for the car and customer.
Services provided at Cross Keys include, MD State Inspections, Oil Changes, Tire Rotations, Routine Maintenance, Computer and Electronics Repairs, Engine Replacements, Transmission Replacements, and any other mechanical repair your car or vehicle could need.
He tries to ensure that all auto parts he buys and uses for vehicle repairs are quality parts. He likes ordering from local parts supplier, such as Standard Auto Parts (which is a family run business), that are as concerned with quality as he is.
Since Cross Keys is close to Johns Hopkins and Loyola he offers a 20% student discount on labor (not parts). All you need to do is to show a valid student ID to receive the discount.
Best part of taking your car to get fixed at Cross Keys, you can pick-up and drop-off your car 24 hours a day 7 days a week! There is gas station attendant at Cross Keys Exxon at all times, which allows you to easily drop your car off safely if you work odd hours. Additionally if you need to pick-up your car after the shop closes, it's not a problem since the attendant accepts payment from customers.
Sullivan has been happy to be in business for almost 5 years, “I am the neighborhood mechanic that everyone can feel comfortable coming to” says Sullivan. He hopes to continue repairing cars, trucks, or whatever you might bring in for repair for many more years with the same level of service he has come to be known for. If you need a great neighborhood mechanic, give Cross Keys a call.