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You might be a stickler about washing your car every week. But if you're not washing your car's undercarriage at least a few times a year, you may as well not wash your car at all.
HowStuffWorks heads to Old Car City to check out owner Dean Lewis' incredible collection of classic junk cars and folk art, including thousands of pieces of Styrofoam cup art.
Don't let your mechanic fool you. Most late-model cars are super-advanced and don't require this service.
One California legislator hopes so and introduced legislation to have highways with no speed limits.
Your new shoes aren't at their most comfortable until you break them in. Does the same hold true for your new car?
The interior of your car is a breeding ground for bacteria. But it's your steering wheel that is the dirtiest surface around.
Does anybody really need 19 cupholders in their car? Automakers seem to think so.
You sure can, on many models. You just have to locate the right battery.
Could this new technology prompt the country's toll authorities to all grow up, agree on a mutually beneficial business model and let drivers use one system across the board?
Some people love to do it, others hate it, but washing your car could add years to its life.
Robotic testing can help ensure products — like chairs and seats — will last.
Ever huffed a Honda? Inhaled an Infiniti? Sniffed a Saab? Here's what you're bringing into your body.
Those irregular black tar drizzles that seem to scar the surfaces of roads aren't the result of haphazard work by a paving crew.
The "zipper system" of merging lanes of traffic cuts back on congestion and car crashes, but it also seems a lot like cheating to American drivers.
Most people seem to enjoy the smell of a new automobile. But is it possible that the fresh-off-the-dealer's-lot odor could also make you sick?
Nobody wants to be stuck with an automotive lemon. And truthfully, the odds are pretty slim that you'll ever need lemon law protection; but it never hurts to know the law -- just in case.
If you plan on keeping diesel fuel on your property for personal reasons (as opposed to commercial), you’d do well to brush up on both state and federal regulations before moving ahead.
The crew from Fast and Loud repaint a classic Ford truck they are restoring.
While some folks never think much about it, a clean vehicle is actually a happier vehicle. Learn more about washing your car naturally with rain.
Hackers attack our banks, PCs and even major credit card networks. So are cars the next things we need to worry about getting viruses?
The redline of an engine is the maximum rpm value it can handle. Learn about the redline of an engine in this article.
The Otto cycle includes the intake, compression, combustion and exhaust strokes. Learn about the four-stroke combustion cycle from this article.
If you drive a car, know how to use jumper cables should just be second nature.
Ever wonder what happens to junked cars? Car crushers flatten them into tiny cubes or slabs after the vehicle has been stripped of its recyclable parts. How do car crushers work? And is this a lucrative business?
An automobile contains dozens of different technologies -- everything from the engine to the tires is its own special universe of design and engineering. Here are some of the highlights.