Why The Police HATE Your Steering Wheel Covers | Your Car Stories

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In this week's Car Throttle Podcast, Ethan eats garlic again, we find out what grinds a police officer's gears, and read out one of the most gruesome motorbike crash stories with a twist. You have been warned!
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  1. Car Throttle

    Car Throttle

    7 maanden geleden

    Win a Supercar or a car with £100,000 cash in the boot with BOTB. Hurry, as this competition closes at midnight this Sunday 20th December 👉bit.ly/BOTB-Supercars-Or-Car-Plus-Cash

    • Miff


      7 maanden geleden

      BOTB is a scam. A spot the ball competition where they don't actually use the actual position of the actual ball they removed as a guide to who got closest.



      7 maanden geleden

      jack i just want the saab dude.....

    • _Generation_ Youth_X

      _Generation_ Youth_X

      7 maanden geleden

      33:30 Ethan, I’m currently doing an advanced motor course at college, this EV thing is going to really disrupt the work jobs and how professional you can become, gone are the high paid jobs, instead I am going to hope for a good used market career and maybe performance brands, motorsport or joining the automotive journalism like you four.regardless I’m looking forward to it!

    • _Generation_ Youth_X

      _Generation_ Youth_X

      7 maanden geleden

      Just wait till they bring out a electrified MX-5! That’s the one car I want

    • billy2rivers1


      7 maanden geleden

      Another banger guys first rate .

  2. Madyotto Yotto

    Madyotto Yotto

    15 dagen geleden

    You can film anything from public property except for example through someone's house windows where they have the right to privacy You a member of the public wouldn't be classed as entrapment because your just recording Entrapment would be you on the phone putting yours down and then filming them and reporting it The police are more prone to entrapment rules in some situations but in this case they would be recording evidence which they can do without your knowledge as there is also leg work involved

  3. Fat Freddy’s Coat

    Fat Freddy’s Coat

    2 maanden geleden

    Are there any car stories in this?

  4. Sean Wilson

    Sean Wilson

    2 maanden geleden

    I was considering going to school for automotive engineering next year. They put a heavy influence on hybrids and electric cars. Not sure why they had a Cadillac xlr as their shop car to teach the kids💀

  5. Inside Business

    Inside Business

    4 maanden geleden

    The best bit of this is Jacks evil smile whilst Ethan remains unaware of the garlic cake! hahaha

  6. Y-Roken Jnr

    Y-Roken Jnr

    4 maanden geleden

    Never touching a bike ever after that story.

  7. ZE4LE


    5 maanden geleden

    i agree on jack when it comes to being a petrol head

  8. ZE4LE


    5 maanden geleden

    bmw 330e!!!

  9. M C

    M C

    5 maanden geleden

    Forget the podcast - Just Jacks Jokes from now on...

  10. S G T P E P P E R B O I

    S G T P E P P E R B O I

    6 maanden geleden

    Nice yawn at 1:00:48 Jack 😂

  11. R25turbo


    6 maanden geleden

    That’s not in a zr it’s a zt all day long.

  12. Alfie Norton

    Alfie Norton

    6 maanden geleden

    Well CBT does stand for c**k and ball torcher

  13. AidenZR01


    6 maanden geleden

    The bloke with the fluffy steering wheel cover gives MG a bad reputation, but as a MG owner I still burst out laughing 😂 keep up with the good content Car Throttle 👍

  14. Chazdubh


    6 maanden geleden

    i see no dashboard

  15. HEN


    6 maanden geleden

    You guys have developed sooo much, really filling that JC,RH and JM vacuum. keep it up, dont stop podding its poggers

  16. Gemma Earnshaw

    Gemma Earnshaw

    6 maanden geleden

    cheap motorbike challenge

  17. dave matthews

    dave matthews

    6 maanden geleden

    I think you should frame that fan with Colin

  18. Stolas


    6 maanden geleden

    in my country police hates everything that isnt stock. you cant supercharge your car but granny can go to dodge dealership and get a hellcat

  19. Aaron Davis

    Aaron Davis

    6 maanden geleden

    Are petrol motorcycle's being banned or what ?

    • Rogue


      6 maanden geleden

      No they are not being banned.

  20. Truzo


    6 maanden geleden

    I really want a motocompo

  21. Mehlman62890


    6 maanden geleden

    You GuYs Are Awsome Great Year. This Is Michael M

  22. spyburn007


    6 maanden geleden

    In Australia you get 3 points for speeding but 5 points if you’re caught on your phone and they have cameras on the motorways using AI to spot people using phones whilst driving.

  23. Rusty3ghz


    7 maanden geleden

    Gareth talking about that emergency braking reminded me of something that happened to my dad a few weeks ago. He was driving a rented Peugeot on the Autobahn, outside lane of course, and someone pulled out right in front of him. The Peugeot initiated an automatic emergency braking maneuver which he could not override (maybe there is a way, but with the Peugeot being a rental he was obviously unfamiliar with such car-specific behaviour), so he came to a dead stop on the outside lane of the german Autobahn. Luckily the car behind him seemed to be equipped with an automatic emergency braking system as well and thus was able to avoid a crash, but still, this was a bloody dangerous situation that could have ended in a very bad accident.

  24. Hastrup081290


    7 maanden geleden

    39:46 An EV isn’t a car. It’s a vehicle, - but not a car. For it to be a car, according to the Oxford dictionary, it needs to have an engine. An “engine” is defined by NASA as a device that creates its own energy, and turns it into movement. Like a rocket, a jet engine, or an ICE. A “motor” on the other hand, is defined by NASA, as a device that takes existing energy, and turns it into movement. Like an electric motor...

  25. oJoFace


    7 maanden geleden

    i watch while trading items in the video game counterstrike global offensive :) if it makes you happy ive made around 28$ while watching your podcasts

  26. theBMWF48dude


    7 maanden geleden

    i listen to this while playing video games.

  27. kevin iveson

    kevin iveson

    7 maanden geleden

    If you need to mod an electric car, just strip down your washing machine. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  28. Steve


    7 maanden geleden

    i refuse to buy a bike.....Ariel Atom nlid.info/cloud/ba5oin6fp6udrc8/video.html

  29. Joke Assasin

    Joke Assasin

    7 maanden geleden

    At a minimum Pizza and Beer.

  30. TwistSouth


    7 maanden geleden

    What’s the sort of triangular thing with a hole always sitting on the desk?

    • AC2505


      6 maanden geleden

      I had an RX8 , bought it with a dead engine and put a nearly new engine from a wrecked car . Brilliant engines but notoriously fragile, expensive to rebuild and hard to maintain , there's a car throttle video where Alex got the engine rebuilt on one they bought.

    • TwistSouth


      6 maanden geleden

      @AC2505 just had to look up how these engines work. That’s nuts, I’ve never seen anything like that!

    • AC2505


      6 maanden geleden

      It's the rotor from an mazda RX 8 rotary engine . Equivalent to the piston in a normal engine.

  31. Marc Hamilton

    Marc Hamilton

    7 maanden geleden

    Bike story was class.. I was riding my yz250 and the back wheel hit a hole in the track we were riding bucked me off the bike and I slamed into the ground with my head hitting a rock thank god I had my helmet on was knocked out for 25 minutes woke up and after another 10 minutes rode the bike home and continued to ride for years after it... dont be scared lads

  32. TheGoose47


    7 maanden geleden

    Ambulance drivers? You mean paramedics fs! Highly trained medical clinicians and you refer to them by the fact that they drive a van as part of their duties... and of course are highly and advanced trained in that aspect too. no need for a 2 bit race enthusiast thanks!

  33. Mr Bauer247

    Mr Bauer247

    7 maanden geleden

    Ambulance CREW vs police and fire. Top Gear did it already. We WON!

  34. michael beevers

    michael beevers

    7 maanden geleden

    Hi, paramedic here.. We are professional drivers Alex.

  35. Jonathan Anderson

    Jonathan Anderson

    7 maanden geleden

    I placed on order for a t shirt over a week ago from car throttle s shop . still not posted after a week , despite emails automated answer , your e mails very important to us . bullshit they seem more interested in portraying them selves as poor mans top gear Ive asked for a refund avoid the shop

  36. Jonathan Anderson

    Jonathan Anderson

    7 maanden geleden

    I placed on order for a t shirt over a week ago from car throttle s shop . still not posted after a week , despite emails automated answer , your e mails very important to us . bullshit they seem more interested in portraying them selves as poor mans top gear Ive asked for a refund avoid the shop

  37. sam


    7 maanden geleden

    If you're in public there's a reasonable expectation to be filmed, especially with CCTV and dash cams etc. Release the footage and do it

  38. J-George 698

    J-George 698

    7 maanden geleden

    Hows that £150 e39 doing, id like to see it again sometime soon

  39. 4 Four

    4 Four

    7 maanden geleden

    youtube.com/shorts/H_1GkOVvsok mikes lost shipping container 😂😂

  40. Paul Sheehan

    Paul Sheehan

    7 maanden geleden

    Get brewer back on! I always feel like he's about to be accidentally sexist or homophobic but the anticipation is awesome.

  41. Fredrik Holt

    Fredrik Holt

    7 maanden geleden

    Where is the royal mail lorry mention?

  42. Kayne Craddock

    Kayne Craddock

    7 maanden geleden

    Electric cars are still bad for the environment because of the mines for lithium and power plants where the electricity comes for burn fossil fuels. so until totally renewable energy is a thing the environment will still suffer.

  43. Josh Louis

    Josh Louis

    7 maanden geleden

    Hi guys, I do Automotive Engineering at uni and they are beginning to prepare us more for the electrification of the industry. I have a number of more electrically oriented modules and in particular ones that focus on hybridisation. Once you can integrate an electric motor with the I.C.E engine, making the whole car electric isn't that much more difficult. Also Formula Student (which is a single seater racing competition held annually between universities) has an electric division which is constantly growing.

  44. Ed Silvester

    Ed Silvester

    7 maanden geleden

    Don’t fear the Electrics! I’ve had one for a while and it’s addictive. I love the speed and the silence. It’s slick. My S2000 still has the ability to put a grin on my face but I find myself looking forward to driving the i3 more and more.

  45. David Archer

    David Archer

    7 maanden geleden

    Why does nobody call a more modern car nut a "motor head"?

  46. Neo


    7 maanden geleden

    As far as I know, electric cars are at a disadvantage in cold environments. And finding parts for tesla is said to be a nightmare

  47. Matt P

    Matt P

    7 maanden geleden

    So you've talked about the EV laws in 2030 and you've talked about bikes. Do you think that bikes will also have to be electric and what do you think about them?

  48. Mick Well

    Mick Well

    7 maanden geleden

    first time listening amazing stories and content

  49. GoFelicia go

    GoFelicia go

    7 maanden geleden

    Smart motorways are bullshit Just another way to make money when I first heard of them I thought it might of been inductive charging for EV car what would make sense but no just loads of cameras and more narrow lanes

  50. TheTechGame


    7 maanden geleden

    The smart moter way on the m25 between junction 20 and 15 sometimes I find that the signs are put on for no reason sometimes, there will be normal flowing traffic of the signs drop to 60 or 50 coisedtaly next to the where the speed cameras are the after the camera they are turned off again so I do think it is bit of a money grab too

  51. big marc

    big marc

    7 maanden geleden

    To the guy that liked the Smart Motorways, you are deluded about how safe they are. I look after all the technology on these and its utter crap, we wont even access the sites any more due to the countless near misses we've had, some of which are human error on behalf of the staff in the control room.

  52. Dimitri Hadzitomov

    Dimitri Hadzitomov

    7 maanden geleden

    Did Ethan just say "good look getting that Sylvia"?! He really is turning into a car guy.

  53. Massimo Montagna

    Massimo Montagna

    7 maanden geleden

    I’m at uni (third year) doing mechanical engineering and I just completed a module called engine technology so no change just yet. However, we are making an electric car for our formula student competition 2022.

  54. James Hunt

    James Hunt

    7 maanden geleden

    Smart motorways!!!! i still remember that clip played out on radio 2 of a family broken down on a smart motorway speaking to a 999 Responder. they were ploughed into and killed during the call! Fuck smart motorways

    • James Hunt

      James Hunt

      7 maanden geleden


  55. GBUK101


    7 maanden geleden

    Love the channel and the podcast, they are always brilliant, but must say they are even better when Gareth is on, he's so good! 😂

  56. wyrazowfkp


    7 maanden geleden

    You are a little bit clueless about electric cars, mechanics, scene etc :D Not much will change --- all electrics have : AC, heat, cooling, brakes, suspension, interior, oils etc (in differentials, brake fluid, coolant, ac refrigerant and so on).... just one -two changes -- 1 speed gearbox and no clutch (or maybe there will be ev manuals :) because they are fun -- watch Ken Block ev Fiesta on rallycross track - new problems with fun driving without gears) and just electric motor instead of ice engine (which is even more complicated really). Does electric starters or alternators not require maintenance ? Those are first things that go in modern tech cars :) Sure ev have brushless engines - but construction is very simmilar just the size is bigger. There are also complicated parts that ice car don't have -- charger, contactor, big main fuse, motor regulator etc. (also inside electric motor is quite complicated with everything). Tuning will be same as now -- suspension, brakes, looks etc. and more into software .... also better motors or battery packs from tuners ? Same as today instead of better fuel pump and better engine :) . I don't see that much change. Just less oils usage in maintenance (you dont change the diff oil that often as an engine oil ;) in Telsa -- first 1 year or 12k miles -> next every 8 years or 100k miles or something like that you have to change the diff oil, brake fluid every 2 years, coolant every 4 years :) ac when needed .... also there will be more electric nonsense to go wrong (brake vacuum electric pump, electric water pump, front louvers motors, electric ac compressor etc etc...

  57. Smoke EA Graffiti

    Smoke EA Graffiti

    7 maanden geleden

    Dundeeeeee thts where im from lol

  58. Andrew


    7 maanden geleden

    0:02 why does ethan's avatar look like he's just sexually satisfied himself? Ps keep up the good work boy's.

    • Stephen R

      Stephen R

      6 maanden geleden


  59. Pontus Olin

    Pontus Olin

    7 maanden geleden

    What about hydrogen cars, instead of a battery you have a tank with hydrogen and a fuel cell... Can we have some content about that?

  60. Pontus Olin

    Pontus Olin

    7 maanden geleden

    What about the Prelude? Hope you scraped the K20 and did a H22 swap! Keep the Prelude heritage!

  61. Lee Fall

    Lee Fall

    7 maanden geleden

    Gap Yarrrr Motoring

  62. David Higgins

    David Higgins

    7 maanden geleden

    As much as I love the podcast ever since it’s started we don’t get anywhere near as much new content like we’ve seen nothing of the mr2 or the a2 and the bought them months ago

  63. Inaki Damian

    Inaki Damian

    7 maanden geleden

    The electric car scene will continue with the mods. Look what richiebkid is doing with the teslas and his electric mini. The courses at universities and technical colleges are already in the transition. We all are waiting for a Car Throttle electric car challenge! Let me know if you want a hand around Manchester

  64. stewal


    7 maanden geleden

    If that bike story does not tell you all you need to know about motorbikes then I dont know what will! Taking up motorbiking in middle age is only a good idea for transplant surgeons! Ethan and Jack keep resisting!

  65. Andy Lund

    Andy Lund

    7 maanden geleden

    Hi lads. I've sent in an email to carstories about an mx5 with a 320d and a e46 330i track cars, both sort of inspiration from you guys. I hope you get to read it even if you don't get chance read it out on the podcast

  66. Harry Townsley

    Harry Townsley

    7 maanden geleden


  67. Saku


    7 maanden geleden

    You wondered how you mod electric cars. Hopefully motor swaps, custom windings, upgraded batteries, controllers and software.

  68. Matty Matmatmat

    Matty Matmatmat

    7 maanden geleden

    I saw the dumbest / most dangerous car mod ever yesterday on my way back from work. Someone had decided to fit red bulbs in their front fog lights. Anyone got anything to beat this display of idiocy?

  69. blimpism


    7 maanden geleden

    Only guys of a certain age will get this, but...there was a lad who lost a testicle ironically on a Raleigh Chopper on our estate in the 70's...some of the older kids used to sing "Remember Your a Womble" (one-ball) at the poor lad 🤦‍♀️

  70. Nathan Shutes

    Nathan Shutes

    7 maanden geleden

    From Merritt Island Florida. Love watching you guys and I'm a huge fan of Mike and the "hold out your hand" bit. Thanks guys.

  71. Tony Wood

    Tony Wood

    7 maanden geleden

    Why can't car manufactuers get together and build a generic battery pack. All you would need to do then is to dive into a service station and within 5 minutes a new pack would be fitted. Is this too much to ask for? I'm sure if the worlds governments had the collective will this could happen.

  72. thanos mousios

    thanos mousios

    7 maanden geleden

    That is an MG ZT not a ZR so that a strong choice for a classy car 🤣

  73. mike mac

    mike mac

    7 maanden geleden

    From a university perspective, I have friends who run our new course on autonomous driving. They focus a lot on self driving cars and hyrbid/battery power trains. But still have the time for conventional IC theory. I am not in automotive persay, but I do work in Aerospace so there is some crossover.

  74. bryan


    7 maanden geleden

    Smart motorways are just wrong. IF an electronic system THINKS a vehicle isn't moving, IT DEPENDS on an alert worker watching a screen/ reading a warning,then it's THEIR opinion on whether to throw up" lane closed " signs . To many variables compaired to a hard shoulder only occupied by a non moving vehicle.

  75. qqunee


    7 maanden geleden

    46:00 when that emal was read I was eating

  76. Evan Hughes

    Evan Hughes

    7 maanden geleden

    Evan from Glasgow whilst cleaning my Mk1 TT Quattro Sport

  77. Luke Chapman

    Luke Chapman

    7 maanden geleden

    In the states they call us gear heads... its probably just gonna change to motorhead... most petrol heads dont even modify their diesel golf they just slam it and put wheels on that are worth twice as much as the car

  78. A Macca

    A Macca

    7 maanden geleden

    Gareth pulled more triggers than Jesse james 😂

  79. hexlgaming


    7 maanden geleden

    Steering wheel covers should be illegal

  80. Bailey Howson

    Bailey Howson

    7 maanden geleden

    Gareth zooms into the future whilst Ethan, Alex and Jack smoke blunts watching Elon musk documentaries

  81. Wassabi


    7 maanden geleden


  82. James M

    James M

    7 maanden geleden

    20:40 - D.I.Kersten... I see what you did there Ethan 😂 Thanks for the great content guys 👍🏼

  83. Miska Gano

    Miska Gano

    7 maanden geleden

    Alex, stop rushing.......

  84. N H

    N H

    7 maanden geleden

    Jack strikes again with quote of the day....”that’s a thick bitch isn’t it?’ Gold. Another podcast triumph 👍

  85. Josh Thomas

    Josh Thomas

    7 maanden geleden

    Moto compo nowwwwwww pleaseeeeeeee

  86. george howard

    george howard

    7 maanden geleden

    Where is the van?

  87. brandon kelly

    brandon kelly

    7 maanden geleden

    I'm a training mechanic now in my last year and we are working on petrol, diesel, hybrid and EVs.. Have been for a couple of years now

  88. Mark122 Paterson

    Mark122 Paterson

    7 maanden geleden

    Jack and Ethan really need to do their cbt!



    7 maanden geleden

    Alex, get it into your head NO ONE IS ASSED ABOUT BIKES!

  90. de Moritz z

    de Moritz z

    7 maanden geleden

    It looks like a few squirrels wraped around the steering wheel

  91. LetsTorqueCars


    7 maanden geleden

    Garlic cake 😂 so savage. Great podcast as always kids

  92. Fridtjof Riibe

    Fridtjof Riibe

    7 maanden geleden

    Petrolhead EV: Buddy Tiny Norwegian three seater

  93. James Grandone

    James Grandone

    7 maanden geleden

    I guess the UK car people are just going to have to adopt a common US descriptor: "Motor Head" .

  94. Hariharan Shekar

    Hariharan Shekar

    7 maanden geleden

    At 13:22 when Gareth says that I-pace's are sitting in an airfield in Leicester, It seems to Bruntingthorpe Airfield & Proving Ground maps.app.goo.gl/aegHYjnLNqzyUuAS7 (FVR9+8G)

  95. Jan Pruijser

    Jan Pruijser

    7 maanden geleden

    I think for some people cars are just a mode of transport. It’s a thing to get you from A to B and for petrol heads a car is much more. It’s more of a real relationship you’d have with e.g a dog. You genuinely love your car and want to look after it.

  96. Jan Pruijser

    Jan Pruijser

    7 maanden geleden

    I think for 98% of the people EVs are perfect. It will be better for our air quality and hopefully reduce global warming. And it means the other 2% (the petrol heads) can still enjoy their cars. I’m sure there will be loads of cool mods to old cars and upgrading them to a modern petrol car.

  97. Ola Sigurd Vestbøstad

    Ola Sigurd Vestbøstad

    7 maanden geleden

    In norway it is illegal to be on your phone even when you are stadig still on a active road.

  98. Brandon Dolphin

    Brandon Dolphin

    7 maanden geleden

    Please do the mobile phones and driving video. I can recall honking at a lady and she dropped her phone down the side of her seat. Felt great

  99. Harshith Sadhana

    Harshith Sadhana

    7 maanden geleden

    the john story about his balls accidents. jeremy clarkson said it on top gear news.

  100. Parvez


    7 maanden geleden

    I always thought Alex owned Car throttle