There once was a time when I really loved owning and driving a car. I got my first car before I even turned 16. I held jobs that required me to drive hundreds of miles each week.
Find out what color vehicles birds find most tantalizing to birdie bomb. Yes, it turns out birds really do have a color preference. New car shoppers will want to be armed with this information before they sign on the dotted line.
If you're looking for the least expensive kit cars, here is a list of five cheap kit cars based on estimated final build cost, with photos and a summary of each.
My experience with my father's 1972 Kelmark GT kit car. Included here are the original parts list and instructions.
There is much more to Nascar than just racing around in a circle for a few hours. Explore the history, strategy, and basics of this famous motorsport.
Here are five car recommendations for people who play the double bass and are looking for an affordable and economical car to haul it around with.
A recently-established California car manufacturer is spearheading the transport revolution from petrol engines to all-electric cars.
Phenolic intake gaskets are a simple, often-overlooked way to increase engine performance and horsepower.
Is ethanol bad for your engine? Let’s take a rational look at ethanol and what it can do for us as we move forward toward that future.
Converting a classic car to electric may be the future of owning a vehicle as governments clamp down on emission-pumping diesel and petrol cars. It's not a classic car if you get rid of the engine, or is it?
If you've seen Fast and the Furious, then you know all the cars have these buttons in them that make the cars go fast! That's nitrous, and it's one of the most exciting things you can do to a car!
A recent survey showed that red is the car color most likely to be pooped on by birds. But is this true? Does the color of your car really make a difference or are other factors involved?
A roundup of ten emerging technologies set to disrupt the automotive industry the most in 2017 and beyond. From autonomous vehicles to 3D printed manufacturing to electric axles and more.
The Mopar 273 was Chrysler's first LA small block V8. It was introduced in 1964 with a 2-barrel carburetor and made 180 HP.
While cars come with a charger, most people want a permanent charger to leave at home. A tutorial on choosing the right car charger for you and installing it.
A list of some of the most commonly used terms and phrases in America's most popular motorsport, NASCAR.
Ever looked at a car and wondered which genius at the car company decided that it was a good idea to put this car in their lineup? Discover the black sheep of the modern auto industry.
Here's how to build a 318 engine step by step with resources, recommendations, and suggestions from experience.
For nearly three decades, Racer X competed in sportsman-class racing events at drag racing strips in Texas. This is the story behind amateur racer 454X's first race car buildout.
The Jaguar car is world famous for its stylish designs, thrilling performance, luxurious and comfortable interiors, outstanding handling and ride, quality engineering and state-of-the-art technology.
Though I really wanted to love it, my 2005 BMW 325l severely let me down. This article will detail my struggles with the German car.
I have an ongoing love affair with my VW Golf TDI. It is amazingly fun to drive and the fuel economy is a wonderful added bonus.
The use of ethanol-based fuel in your vehicle can provide an array of benefits for your engine, your wallet, and the environment.
American Custom Coachworks of Beverly Hills, California, produced approximately 900 full convertibles from the 1980-1981 Celica coupe. Few remain today.
The DSG transmission is a very popular gearbox, but many don't realise it comes in a number of flavours.
Automatic transmissions are often misunderstood. Here we look at some of the more common beliefs and go into detail about why they are—or are not—true.
Torque converters are an integral part of the drive train in automatic transmissions, but what are they? And what do they do exactly?
A review of the 2014 Chevrolet Volt from an owner's point of view. Styling, comfort, operation and operating costs are all reviewed.
Frugal used car buying doesn't have to be "automotive time-out." Mk IV Volkswagens can be your German-built escape pod from econo-car detention.
Given all of today's modern technology, we're getting even closer to the concept of flying cars coming onto our highways and byways.
Learn all about limos and limousine service: How much does it cost for limousine service? How much does a new or used limo cost to buy? Could you buy a cheap used limo and make money renting it out?
The characteristics of this car are so extreme, some awesome, some terrifying, some sickening that I feel it deserves a decent review. I’ve owned this car for a year now and have done plenty of inner city driving as well as fun B-Roads and...
I bought a new 2017 Renault Clio 0.9 TCe LPG and drove it for approximately 2000 km. How did it do so far?
A step-by-step guide to building an LS/VTEC motor from scratch and getting the most time and use out of it.
Welcome to the Top 10 Best Car Interiors for the 15-25k class! Many of the vehicles that crushed the under-15k class are no match for this higher division.
Just discovered that your Prius's trunk lid doesn't open because the battery is dead? Here's a photographic step-by-step guide (because your Prius owner manual sucks).
Few variables have more impact on your vehicle’s performance than the type of fuel you put into the tank. As the owner of a high-performance car, consider the benefits of ethanol and other biofuels.
Many people would like a 4x4 vehicle, whether it is out of necessity or strictly for fun. Here of a list of 4x4 vehicles that can be found fairly cheap on the used car market in the U.S.
As Americans became increasingly safety-conscious, automakers stopped making convertibles. This opened a niche market for coachbuilders, with at least five companies converting Toyota Celica coupes to produce about 3,000 custom Celica convertibles.
How an anti-lag system (ALS) works on turbocharged vehicles. This technology is used on many race cars, especially in the World Rally Championship.
Powershift automatic transmissions are growing in popularity, but they can be a pain to diagnose when they go wrong. Read on for some of the more common faults.
Many have abandoned the plain old station wagon since the rise of the SUV and the Mini Van, but some of us still see its virtues. And these ten station wagons lead the pack.
Although new trucks and SUV's can be pretty cool, I don't think any of them have as much character or are as easy to fix yourself as these 10.
What you need to know to make your ride as fast, as powerful, and as awesome as possible. You will want to know the terms and concepts here because they'll come up again and again.
When you're serious about tuning your hot rod, the factory fuel delivery algorithm isn't going to cut it anymore. Learn how to achieve the most stable and flexible fueling model for your power-adders that will put gasoline on tap, for when you need it most! OPEN LOOP MODE will get 'er done.
Plastidip is an affordable way to change the color of your car and wheels, while simultaneously protecting the finish underneath. It is a pretty hefty DIY project, but very enjoyable if you're patient and thorough. This is an honest review of Plastidip for car wheels.
This is my list of the best and current five budget supercars (which are typically compact and mid-engined). The list here includes the Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8, Lexus LFA and McLaren.
Introduction Many car audio fanatics will use a power capacitor as an alleged secondary, passive storage device to supply current to their amplifiers. The capacitor is advertised to act as a supplemental power supply between your car’s electrical...
This article is dedicated not to the hard core hypermiler, but rather to the everyday Prius driver that wants better fuel economy from their Toyota Prius.
Semi-automatic transmissions can be a confusing prospect. Are they automatic? Why only semi? Let's take a look
If you're in the market to buy a trunk bike rack, there are plenty of great, well-made, long-lasting options out there. I will highlight the 10 best bike racks for car trunks.
This article walks you through how to pair a phone and also load your phone's contacts to a Ford vehicle's Sync with MyFord Touch operating system.
What is this rule and why does NASCAR invoke it for every infraction during race season. Find out about the rules, penalties and what drivers are receiving those penalties.
"There will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will," Musk tweeted. The tweet was promptly deleted, but not before Tech Insider captured a screen shot of the mention.
Start your engines: Here is a rundown of 4 of the most iconic American muscle cars from the glory days of the American Automobile Industry
Know about all different types of cars. Learn to differentiate between popular car types like Sedan, Convertible, cabriolet, CUV (crossover), SUV, Coupe, Hatchback, Landaulet,Limousine, Roadster, Sedan, Station Wagon...
The Volvo is a car many people enthusiastically rave about, but in my experience, this is the one car you want to avoid either driving or coming into contact with on the roads. I have good reasons for this that I intend to prove, and I am confident that many will agree with me based on their own experiences.
What do the letters and numbers in a tire's size mean? What unit(s) of measure are they referring to?
Are you the owner of a classic car but find it's costing you too much to maintain and drive it? Let's look at some options where it can earn you money.
Jimmie Johnson has won six championships. He started out the 2013 racing season with another win at Daytona. But some contend that there is more behind his wins than raw talent. Is he cheating?
The term "chassis" is used to designate the complete car minus the body. The chassis, therefore, consists of the engine, power-transmission system, and suspension system all suitably attached to, or suspended from, a structurally independent frame.
Interested in electric cars? Learn about 10 real facts you didn't know about electric cars or vehicles. See categories for each type of car and know their costs and energy consumption levels.
The Chrysler Slant Six is my favorite engine. It's one of the most bullet-proof engines ever designed, its reliability is unmatched, and it has great potential for power and economy.
It's time to get over your fanboy emotions and notice some other fish in the sea. Who knows, you may fall in love with the "enemy."
It's time for the fun stuff. Let's have a look at the awesome mods and power-adders that'll make your car a terror on wheels. Add some horsepower and have fun doing it!
Superchargers, turbochargers and nitrous oxide systems are all well-known mods used in cars today but have you ever thought about combining them? Maybe you should. See why this is a fantastic idea.
The majority of new cars available in today's market are FWD (front-wheel drive). That's because a FWD car's drivetrain, being more compact, saves weight and therefore improves fuel economy. Additionally, the lack of need for a transmission tunnel...
If you have a bench seat that needs reupholstered, it is actually a lot simpler than it looks, and you will have a professional-quality custom interior.
While the two are brothers, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon are at different places in their lives right now.
The exterior and interior colors of the Jaguar E types that rolled off the assembly line in 1961-1974.
If you are a young adult looking for a sporty car on a budget, this is the list for you! A rundown of the top five cheap sports cars, as well as a number of honorable mention entrants.
We continue our tuning education by having a look at one of the most fundamental parameters in the entire PCM, the VE table. We'll explore what VE is, why it's important and how to tune it!
Learn how to code your BMW in order to enable Video in Motion and let your passenger enjoy watching DVDs while you drive.
Even with all the safety features, Nascar still deals with fan injuries at Nascar events. From Daytona 2013 to Allison's famous 1987 wreck, here's a brief look at some of them.
Bluetooth adapters for cars, compared: Belkin Bluetooth Car Hands-Free Kit, EDUP EP-B3502, JVC KSBTA100, and Kinivo BTC450.
Ever thought about buying a classic car? These are some of the things you should know before you do.
The Audi 80 model B4 was built from 1991 until 1996 to compete in the luxury mid-sized market dominated by the likes of BMW and Mercedes.
Are you a buy-American car buyer, voting for the American economy? Or do you believe Japanese cars are made better and last longer? You might be surprised at where your import was actually built.
In the land of automotive conversions, the S15 Silvia front-end conversion is certainly one of the most popular. Fitting an S15 front end to a Nissan S13 or S14 240sx/Silvia/180sx is a relatively simple task.
The Nissan Skyline is legendary, thanks to far too many appearances in video games, movies, and manga. While the car is certainly way too much fun to be legal, it's not without its problems.
You may not have $100,000 to drop on a car, but a great luxury car can still be yours for under $40K. Just watch the options, they add up very quickly.
This is a guide to applying Plasti Dip to car emblems and grilles to temporarily change the look of your car and protect surfaces.
As a family car, a Ferrari could never compete with a safe 4WD, but as a gift for a man who has spent decades working hard and driving kids around, what could be better than a beautiful red Ferrari?
With the recent interest in alternative fuels, especially waste vegetable oil conversion, many people wonder which vehicles are suitable to be converted to burn vegetable oil.
These are the three fastest land vehicles in the world. Two are supersonic, while the third one is the fastest subsonic car. Let's take a look at them.
The Nissan Cube is an oddly endearing compact hatchback whose strange shape and cartoonish looks only add to its appeal. Trust me, you will get noticed when you drive this car.
The Toyota Aqua is a hybrid vehicle developed for the Japanese market. It is a mini-hatchback with class-leading fuel economy. It is re-branded as Prius C in Western markets.
An introduction to the world of small automobiles. Besides providing great gas mileage or easy parking, these cars can be fun to drive.
Whether you’re a guy looking to name his car or even a girl looking for badass car names, here are 101 cool name ideas for your ride!
Car dipping and rim dipping has taken the car world by storm. Here is the story behind that product that made it all possible.
A local legend. A '57 classic car buried for 50 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a time capsule beneath the courthouse lawn. Now with the fanfare over and the rusted, rotted car unearthed, nobody wants it.
Kit cars and body kits for your cars are a slick way to enjoy the car of your dreams without breaking the bank. Check out these cool kits and cars!
Here are some of the most infamous vehicles in existence, still available for viewing even after the infamous people who owned them are gone.
The Toyota Aqua and Prius and the Honda Fit, Insight, and Vezel are the most popular Japanese hybrid vehicles bought from auctions. This is an independent buying guide.
Here are 10 great tips on increasing your fuel mileage. This is a good idea with the price of gas always climbing up.
Are you looking for something a bit more unique? If the car bug has already bitten you, or you're thinking of taking the plunge, take a look at these, the best kits cars in the world.
For those interested in removing excess weight from the R32 Skyline, here is a list of parts and their weights.
The hottest 3rd Gen Camaro IROC-Z, the G92-code performance-optioned 5.0 TPI 5-speed model, was stacked with performance goodies from the factory and gave the 5.0 Mustang everything it could handle!
There's a serious debate as to whether the Prius is good or bad for the environment. How can this be; shouldn't it be obvious one way or the other? Read to see the complex issues on both sides.
Here's a little about one of the greatest ever unsung heroes with regards to rally cars (in my opinion).
A guide to choosing performance summer tires for your car. A brief overview of the most important criteria to consider.
This article details my experience with buying a 2008 new Audit TT V6 Quattro, including things you should consider before buying.
Most Japanese drive Japanese cars. Why? The Japanese are proud of their automobile industry and it's quite expensive to drive and maintain foreign cars.
Adding wide body kits to your Smart Car can really give it that sporty look. Find body add-ons or custom kits to boost the cool factor of your Smart Fortwo
You can install a hardtop yourself on a 1991-94 Mercury Capri, for longer car life, better visibility, and a more comfortable ride.
An inverter can be an inexpensive way to get some electrical power in an emergency. Here is how to install an inverter in a Toyota Prius for use as a generator in a blackout or power outage.
Auto detailing consists of thoroughly cleaning the inside and outside of your automobile. During the process of auto detailing, your car is rejuvenated to the point where it looks and feels like a brand new car, including that new car smell.
Cars and bikes have been pitted against their own kind, but how would they fare when pitted against each other? Let’s have a look at the list of fastest cars and bikes together.