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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

When motors stop, what happens next? Kids OK.

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Interesting information comes out of each episode, such as the different uses for scrap tires -- which is now a big business. Old tires can be recycled to make padded playground groundcover as well as garden mulch. Viewers also learn about the different facilities and equipment involved in breaking old machines down into their useful parts; in the car episode, they're introduced to the world of car balers, pick-n-pull yards, and more.

In discussing the machines' transformed lives, Boneyard touches on a broad range of topics and areas. For instance, the car episode not only discussed scrap metal and recycled rubber, but also paid a visit to the famous Cadillac Ranch in Texas, where avant-garde artists created a gigantic art installation using half-buried Cadillacs. Altogether, the show is another high-quality History Channel offering that's informative, occasionally enlightening, and -- at times -- a bit dull. Engineering and mechanical enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the series, but younger viewers may have trouble paying attention for a whole hour.

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