Auto Manufacturing

Auto manufacturing is a complex, multi-step process. Not only is the auto manufacturing process interesting, it also helps fuel the world's economy. In this section you'll find articles all about auto manufacturing.

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How Auto Transport Works

Have you ever wondered how cars get from the production plant to your local dealership? Believe it or not, there's an entire industry devoted to getting them there.


Can car companies let known defects go without a recall?

You check the mail and notice that you've gotten another recall notice about some defect in your vehicle. Seems like they send them every day. But in reality, car companies do all they can to avoid a vehicle recall.

Do car interiors turn toxic in the summer?

The best part of getting a new car is that new car smell, right? Well, don't breathe it in too deeply — that smell is produced by hundreds of chemicals, many of them harmful.

How old is the electric car?

Electric vehicles always seem to look so shiny and new. Shiny, yes — but they're not necessarily new. Turns out electric cars have been around since long before the Model T.

Did Henry Ford invent the car?

There's perhaps no single person more associated with the automobile than Henry Ford, who's credited with bringing the car to the masses. But did Ford actually invent the car?

Did the Nazis invent the Volkswagen Beetle?

It had to seat five occupants. It had to be easy to maintain. It had to be capable of traveling quickly on the autobahn and be affordable on an average salary. Was the VW Beetle really a Nazi design?

Do black cars get hotter in the summer?

It's common knowledge that dark colors absorb heat while light colors reflect it. But does that really mean that black cars tend to get hotter in the summer?

What causes 'new car smell'?

There's nothing quite like the smell of a new car interior. It's not exactly a fresh scent, but it's definitely an unused scent. So what really causes that "new car smell"?

5 Myths About Henry Ford

Henry Ford didn't just build cars — he totally revolutionized the process, inventing new systems and methods that are still in use today. But is everything you've heard about the man accurate?

10 Most Terrifying Vehicle Manufacturing Defects

Each year, auto manufacturers issue about 500 recalls. Most of them are small, inexpensive, easy to repair and not terrifying at all. These are not those recalls.

Are auto plastics workers more likely to get breast cancer?

For a long time, a group of female automotive plastics workers in Canada knew their work environment was unpleasant and probably sickening. But they didn't know it could actually be fatal.