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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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History of Ford Motor Co. Quiz

 History of Ford Motor Co. Quiz

Ford helped make Detroit the one-time industrial center of the world. Test your knowledge of the company with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can car companies let known defects go without a recall?

 Can car companies let known defects go without a recall?

Car companies do all they can to avoid a vehicle recall. But can they let known defects go without a recall? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do car interiors turn toxic in the summer?

 Do car interiors turn toxic in the summer?

Car interiors are actually toxic all year round, but the summer sun can make your car more dangerous. Learn more about toxic car interiors. See more »

How old is the electric car?

 How old is the electric car?

Electric cars aren't so new today. Turns out they have been around since before the Model T. Find out how old electric cars are at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did Henry Ford invent the car?

 Did Henry Ford invent the car?

There's perhaps no single person more associated with the automobile than Henry Ford. But did Henry Ford actually invent the car? Find out. See more »

Did the Nazis invent the Volkswagen Beetle?

 Did the Nazis invent the Volkswagen Beetle?

Did the Nazis invent the Volkswagen Beetle? Find out more about 'The People's Car' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do black cars get hotter in the summer?

 Do black cars get hotter in the summer?

Do black cars get hotter in the summer? Find out if the color of your car can keep you cooler during the summer months, at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What causes 'new car smell'?

 What causes 'new car smell'?

There's nothing quite like the smell of a new car interior. But what really causes that new car smell? Learn all about new car smell at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Myths About Henry Ford

 5 Myths About Henry Ford

Is everything you've ever heard about Henry Ford completely accurate? Discover 5 myths about Henry Ford at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Most Terrifying Vehicle Manufacturing Defects

 10 Most Terrifying Vehicle Manufacturing Defects

Each year, auto manufacturers issue about 500 recalls. Learn more about vehicle manufacturing defects at HowStuffWorks. See more »