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Making a Hobby Out of Helping Stranded Motorists

We learn about Walt Brinker, who’s made a hobby of stopping and helping other motorists with car problems. He’s written a book about everything he’s learned over the years. It’s called Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns. He says about 75 percent of the problems he’s encountered were tired-related issues.

Roadside Survival BookWe learn about Walt Brinker, who’s made a hobby of stopping and helping other motorists with car problems.

He’s written a book about everything he’s learned over the years. It’s called Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns.

He says about 75 percent of the problems he’s encountered were tired-related issues.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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