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Auto safety testing methods have come a long way in the past few years, which helps manufacturers improve the overall safety of their vehicles. In this section, you'll find articles all about auto safety testing.

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How do automakers test long-term durability?

Automobile manufacturers will do whatever it takes to ensure their product can stand the test of time. But what's involved in the long-term durability testing process? How far will they really go?


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Did Pintos really explode in the 1970s?

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How do automakers test long-term durability?

How do automakers test long-term durability?

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How do automakers use independent research?

How do automakers use independent research?

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How is passive automotive safety tested?

How is passive automotive safety tested?

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How is active automotive safety tested?

How is active automotive safety tested?

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Automotive Testing

5 Things You Didn't Know About Automotive Testing

Wondering what things you don't know about automotive testing? Visit HowStuffWorks to find 5 things you didn't know about automotive testing. See more »