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In Yellowstone: Of Bears, Bison and Keeping the Park Green

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Sep 24, 2018

It takes a lot of hard work to keep the spectacular, 2.2-million-acre Yellowstone natural. Porous pavement and on-board tire inflation systems help.

May 01, 1990

Should I change my tranmission fluid?

Dear Car Talk

Each time I get my oil changed the mechanic suggests I change the transmission fluid too He says it should be done every miles at a cost of dollars Do you agree with his advice and is the price reasonable...

transmissions maintenance fluids

May 01, 1990

Great mileage and a comfy interior?

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago we purchased a Dodge Colt Vista We like the three rows of seats the four doors the hatch and the great gas mileage We'd like to get another car just like this one EXCEPT we'd like...

May 01, 1990

Expediated automobile aging.

Dear Car Talk

this week our sources tell us that Ford has made a breakthrough in the study of automobile aging It seems that they've constructed a special test chamber at their research center in Essex England that can subject a car to...

Ford

May 01, 1990

Is repair coverage from a life insurance company viable?

Dear Car Talk

My Cadillac has miles and my warranty just expired last month I have a brochure from a life insurance company that will give me full repair coverage for two years at a cost of dollars I have neither the intention...

warranties

May 01, 1990

Can I install after-market air bags?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mercedes Diesel with over miles on it It's a great car and I'd like to keep it The only problem is it doesn't have air bags I am completely convinced that air bags increase safety Mercedes tells...

aftermarket parts airbags

May 01, 1990

Our poster child for the Boosters of Fourth Gear

Dear Car Talk

Since I'm so close to losing my mind over this I really hope you can help me fix my beloved truck I have a Nissan X six-cylinder truck that has not given me an ounce of trouble in all of...

motor mounts transmissions repairs

May 01, 1990

The Click and Clack award for Priorities in Engineering

Dear Car Talk

of giving credit where credit is due the Click and Clack award for Priorities in Engineering this week goes to our good friends at General Motors TOM Japan may make cars that don't fall apart They may make engines that...

awards GMC

May 01, 1990

A new automotive trend?

Dear Car Talk

always on the forefront of trends Especially when it comes to buying cars Let me show you what I mean In he bought a Dodge Caravan RAY Right I knew that the mini-van craze was coming Actually credit here goes...

buying

May 01, 1990

How does heavy duty suspension affect a Chevy Blazer?

Dear Car Talk

I purchased a full size Chevrolet Blazer X with heavy duty suspension and quad front shocks The problem is that the vehicle bounces all over the road and if you don't hold the wheel firmly who knows what might happen...

suspension