Autos: Ownership

Here's How Transmission Shifters Work

Thursday  11:37,   05 october 2017
Road & Track

They seem simple on the outside, but automatic transmission gear selectors actually contain a bunch of complex[...]

Tempted by budget tires? Watch this video first

Thursday  11:37,   05 october 2017

Which is the better value? Tyre Reviews' Jonathan Benson puts them to the test.This time around, he's testing costly name-brand tires against budget tires, comparing a set of Continental Sport Contact 6s against what he calls a "good for the[...]

How To Pick The Right Motor Oil For Your Car

Thursday  11:36,   05 october 2017
Popular Mechanics

There are many choices when it comes to picking the appropriate oil for your car's engine. Our guide breaks down your choices to help you in the quest to change your oil.Understand the[...]

How Windshield Wipers Work

Thursday  11:36,   05 october 2017
Road & Track

Hey, who knows, maybe this is something you've wondered.Yes, you flip a switch and the wipers go on thanks to an electric motor. That's a very basic description, and if you don't actually care about how wipers work and want to complain about us[...]

7 Things You Must Do Now to Prepare Your Car for Fall and Winter

Thursday  11:36,   05 october 2017

There are some simple -- but too often overlooked -- steps you should take to make sure your ride is ready to get you through winter and into spring. Have your mechanic inspect hoses, belts and fluidsWinter temperatures can be pretty brutal on your[...]

5 DIY Tricks That Will Make Your Car Smell Delightful

Thursday  11:35,   05 october 2017

These tips will leave your ride smelling swell without breaking the bank. Some are also chemical-free.Fortunately, there are many potential fixes for the problem — and some of them are inexpensive and[...]

Oil Doesn't Matter at All, Except When It Does

Thursday  11:35,   05 october 2017
Road & Track

And then it matters a[...]

If a 5 year old can change a car's oil, so can you

Thursday  11:35,   05 october 2017

If you're the DIY-type and happen to have purchased a 2004 - 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, you may need to complete your first oil change very soon. It's not a daunting task, nearly anybody can do it, including five-year-old Marcus, proclaimed[...]

How To Buy Auto Parts Good And Cheap

Tuesday  21:15,   04 july 2017

You want cheap? Everybody sells it sooner or later these days. Cheap can be found anywhere at anytime. But good and cheap? That's a bit tougher to discover. As someone who buys nearly $30,000 worth of auto parts from everywhere on God's[...]

The 3 Most Dangerous Days of the Week for Summer Driving

Thursday  22:36,   29 june 2017

Avoid the road on these days, and you'll cut your risk of a run-in with drivers who are speeding or texting -- or both.AAA has dubbed the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day — when teen drivers are out of school — as the “100 Deadliest[...]

Fixing Scratches on Your Truck

Wednesday  18:45,   28 june 2017
Truck Trend

DIY Paint Repair Made Easy With Automotive Touchup.For some reason, the nicer your truck gets, the more of a magnet for mishaps it becomes. But whether we want to admit it or not, chances are, ourselves have backed into or ran over something that[...]

Explained: The Five Most Common Automotive Suspensions

Tuesday  23:55,   20 june 2017
Car and Driver

<p>How, you may wonder, do dynamics engineers determine what kind of hardware to use in a suspension?</p>How, you may wonder, do dynamics engineers determine what kind of hardware to use in a suspension? Here’s the short version: Other people[...]

What Is The World's Best Radar Detector?

Thursday  20:37,   15 june 2017

<p>A comprehensive look into the present (and future) of avoiding a ticket.</p>Your basic stand-alone radar detector is the proverbial knife in a[...]

Horsepower vs. Torque: What's the Difference?

Thursday  20:22,   15 june 2017
U.S. News & World Report

When you’re comparing cars, you’ll most likely see their engine performance described in terms of horsepower, and most people perceive that a higher number means a more powerful engine.&nbsp;When you’re comparing cars, you’ll most likely see[...]

The Dangers of Daytime Running Lights

Monday  23:25,   12 june 2017

<p>Though touted as a safety feature, they sometimes lead to other unsafe situations.</p>Unfortunately, their presence leads to some new safety concerns. How many times have you seen a car going down the road at night with no lights except[...]