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Big Daddy (and Mommy) Are Watching: The 2016 Malibu Offers Built-In Teen Safety

03.23.2015
Debuting at the New York Auto Show, the new Chevrolet Malibu turns off the radio if young drivers don't buckle up, keeps stats on on-road behavior, and all but slaps the cuffs on, for speeding.

Teen Drivers: You Are Being Watched

12.30.2014
John is teaching his nephew how to drive wants to buy a speed inhibiting device, like the kind used in commercial fleets. The problem? Nobody seems to make these for the Honda Civic. Car Talk has another idea: An electric nanny to make sure the kid knows he's being watched. 

Teenage Daughter Won't Drive

06.17.2014
Lari's daughter is 19 but still has not gotten her driver's license. Tom and Ray say there are two schools of thought on motivating reluctant teens, the "Not My Problem" or the "Actual Parenting" schools. Who do you agree with? 

Brace Yourself: Teen Driving Habits Get Worse over Time

01.16.2014
A new study finds brand-new drivers are great at paying attention to the road...for the first few months, anyway.

Old Cars and iPads

08.09.2013
What did driving mean to you when you were 16 years old? Probably something different from what it means to today's teens...

Happy Impatient, Not-Stupid Fathers Day

06.14.2013
It takes a teenager -- and his idiot buddies -- to fully exploit the mechanical weaknesses of the 1970 Bonneville Grand Safari wagon.

Today: Best Car for a 16 Year Old Boy?

04.03.2013
16-year-old Alec is looking for his first car, so wrote to Tom and Ray hoping for guidance. What did he get instead? Dating advice. Are Tom and Ray qualified to weigh in on either of these subjects? Read and let us know what you think.

How's My Driving? Call Dad with Your Compliments

08.05.2012
The trials and tribulations of teaching a teen to drive. Tom Bodett tells the tale.

Today: Can Richard Make His Son Slow Down?

06.26.2012
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? 

Creative Ideas for Feeding Your Teenage Boy

04.26.2012
This mom is spending a fortune keeping her hugnry teenage son in after-school snacks. She wants Tom and Ray's opinion on a car-cuisine idea that's so crazy it just might work.

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