Posts Tagged "kids"

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Short Grandmas and Hidden Seat Belts


Susan has a heck of a time belting in the grandkids' booster seats. Has anyone invented a better way to reach those buried fasteners?

Reading, Writing and Diesel Exhaust: Jenna Bush on Cleaner School Buses


Former First Daughter (and former teacher) Jenna Bush is advocating for propane-powered buses. The air inside a diesel bus can be eight times dirtier than the outside air.

How to borrow a trailer

A Brief History of Utility Trailers


How our blogger survived the 70s' era of DIY trailers and kids riding atop the sacks of garbage on the way to the town dump. Plus, etiquette for the modern trailer borrower. 

Kids + Car Shows: Real Fun? Or Does Mom Make Them Come?

This year's New York Auto Show was packed with car-crazed kids. Our blogger finds out what they came to see.

Is this Transmission Dishwasher-Safe?

David wants Tom and Ray's permission to keep using the family dishwasher to clean his auto parts, but his wife and kids are crying "poison!" Is this an OK use for a home dishwasher--or will David find his major appliance privileges revoked?

The Oil Change and the Overprotective Dad

Joe's daughter wants to learn some car repairs and she wants her dear old dad to teach her. The problem? Joe's worried that  if she gets injured, he'll feel guilty for the rest of his life. Tom and Ray offer some basic safety tips but will it be enough to set Joe's mind at ease?

Happy Impatient, Not-Stupid Fathers Day

It takes a teenager -- and his idiot buddies -- to fully exploit the mechanical weaknesses of the 1970 Bonneville Grand Safari wagon.

Flashback: Hey Dad, Remember When Your Car Blew Up?

This week, Car Talk staff picks one of their all time favorite calls from the archives from Christy, who wants to confess a 15 year old automotive crime. Hear it all right, here!

Today: Can Richard Make His Son Slow Down?

Richard's son drives too fast. With speeding tickets, fast starts and sudden braking, Richard is worried that he may be doing permanent damage to the car. Tom and Ray agree, but will they help him out? After all, they need customers like Richard's son--how else could mechanics make their boat payments each month? 

Polluting Young Minds

As if it weren't bad enough that an entire generation of adults have suffered through our lousy show, we're apparently also polluting the brains of America's future, too!


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