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How Automobiles Work
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How Car Crushers Work
Car crushers compress the remains of a junked car after the useful parts are stripped. Find out how car crushers work and learn why car crushing is necessary. See more »
What do you think highways will look like in 2050?
What do you think highways will look like in 2050? Visit HowStuffWorks to find out how our roads will change in the future. See more »
How do you double clutch shift?
Double-clutching used to be a common method to switch gears in manual-transmission vehicles. Learn what it means to double-clutch shift in this article. See more »
How do you lock the rear differential?
To keep your wheels rotating at the same speed, you can manually lock your rear differential. Learn how to lock the rear differential in this article. See more »
How Taxi Meters Work
Knowing how a taxi meter and taxi fares work can help you to be sure that you're treated fairly. Read about taxi meters at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Automotive Proving Grounds Work
What exactly are proving grounds and what do the automakers do there? Read about automotive proving grounds at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Do red-light cameras save lives?
Do red-light cameras save lives? Read about the effectiveness of red-light cameras at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Top 10 Stolen Cars of 2010
The Highway Loss Data Institute releases a list of the most stolen car makes and models for the year. Read about the most-stolen cars of 2010. See more »
What does a chop shop do?
What does a chop shop do? Read about chop shops and what happens to stolen cars. See more »
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