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Click and Clack are taking their puzzlers and driving off into the sunset.
Tom and Ray Magliozzi announced Friday that they will stop making new episodes of NPR's Car Talk this fall, bringing an end to their 25-year run as active hosts of their comic auto advice show.
"My brother has always been 'work-averse,'" said Ray, 63, of his brother Tom, 74, and their reason for retiring. "Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!"
Fans of the show, however, won't have to live without their weekly Car Talk fix. NPR says that it will use a combination of repurposed portions of old shows and the occasional update from the Magliozzis to produce new shows that will continue to air on member stations. The brothers will also continue to keep up their website and their weekly column.
[Elsewhere in Slate, Farhad Manjoo offers his farewell to the Car Talk duo.]