Tag: kids

22 Posts

Oct 04, 2012

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

Staff Blog

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!

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does speeding shorten the lifespan of a car
Jun 26, 2012

Today: Can Richard Make His Son Slow Down?

Dear Car Talk

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? 

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Nov 10, 2011

Polluting Young Minds

Staff Blog

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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Oct 25, 2011

Click and Clack recommended a tattoo for an 11 year old?!

Staff Blog

Yes. On a recent show 11 year old Hanna from Granby, Connecticut called to ask how to get back at her Dad, who was getting his jollies from laying on the horn of his truck when she walked by. Tom and Ray suggested a tattoo. But-- and this is a big but-- they suggested a temporary, henna tattoo.


Maintenance cost of Jaguar XJS Coupe
Apr 01, 2010

Just how crazy is it, for David's daughter to buy a Jag XJS?

Dear Car Talk

My 24-year-old daughter is moving to Los Angeles from New York City and will need a car. She is in love with the Jaguar XJS Coupe. Her budget will allow an early-1990s model with 100,000-plus miles. My questions are... 

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Power window switches
Jan 01, 2010

Can kids really wear out power window switches?

Dear Car Talk

When I was a kid, my siblings and I loved to play with the power windows -- up a little, down a little, up some more, down some more, all the way up. Our elders always told us to cut...

kids windows

Nov 01, 2002

Is there a really good reason why my grandchildren have to be in the backseat? I feel like a chauffeur!

Dear Car Talk

Suddenly I'm years old a grandfather and a grumpy old man Here's what I'm grumpy about I have a grandson who was born three months premature At his current rate of growth he'll be in a rear-facing car seat when...

kids safety

Oct 01, 2002

Can you recommend a car (not SUV) for a family of six?

Dear Car Talk

I'm hoping you can help us out With baby No in the oven I've suddenly become aware that the family station wagon is a dying breed and almost no car manufacturers are making bench front seats anymore What happened Will...

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Dec 01, 1999

A reader admonsihes us and is correct: do NOT put your 8 year old in the front seat to alleviate car sickness.

Dear Car Talk

I write with anguish at the boneheaded advice you gave to the dad whose -year-old daughter gets car sick Sure putting her up front in the passenger seat might help her car sickness but probably by ending her life or...

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Jul 01, 1999

Car recommendations for a passenger prone to motion sickness.

Dear Car Talk

I'm looking for my car for the next decade and I'm collecting opinions In my effort to avoid a minivan despite a lifestyle that would seem to dictate one I'm looking at things like the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen...

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