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10 Popular Car Modifications
Modern Cars Are Kind of Boring. Why Is That?
Making a Car Last for 300,000 Miles Is Totally Possible — Here's How
You Can't Take Your Fancy Self-Driving Car Out of the City — Yet
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How Do I Get Rid of a Dead Animal Smell in My Car?
How Gas Compression-ignition Engines Work
Dieselgate and the Volkswagen Cartel
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10 Car Features We Wish Came Standard
How to Avoid a 'Hurricane Car'
How does vertical acceleration work?
Are manual transmissions really faster than automatics?
The Dirty Truth About How Often You Need Your Oil Changed
Why Do Tires Burst More in Summer?
Can your car tell you when the light's about to change?
Think you need to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles? Think again.
By Cherise Threewitt Aug 17, 2018
Ever notice you see more tire debris on the side of the road during the hottest months of the summer? Could the heat have anything to do with it?
By Alia Hoyt Jul 23, 2018
Even if you're not a car enthusiast, you might still want to consider one of these modifications to make your ride the best on the block.
By Cherise Threewitt Jul 9, 2018
You may be surprised to know that self-driving cars never go on country roads because so far companies have only done the necessary precise mapping on city streets. An MIT project is changing all that.
By Nathan Chandler May 14, 2018
Have the right Volkswagen execs paid for lying to the public about their car's environmental standards and emissions?
By Diana Brown May 1, 2018
You might think your car is fine for your upcoming summer road trip. But if it's more than 10 years old, you might want to think again.
By Cherise Threewitt Apr 23, 2018
All you have to do is sit back and relax.
By Cherise Threewitt Mar 12, 2018
Fighting the funk brought on by an animal decomposing inside your car engine can be hard, but not impossible. Here's how to do it.
By Dave Roos Mar 7, 2018
Winter tires are very different from all-season and snow tires.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 17, 2018
There are a lot of vanilla vehicles being churned out these days. What's the deal?
By Kate Kershner Nov 10, 2017
As many as a third of new 2017 cars didn't come with spare tires. So what's the deal?
By Cherise Threewitt Nov 9, 2017
Will the programming of truly driverless cars prevent them from violating traffic laws? That might actually make traffic move faster.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 31, 2017
Will the world's first commercially available gas compression-ignition engine finally be a success?
By Cherise Threewitt
2017 has been a crazy year for hurricanes, which means it could be a crazy year for flood-damaged cars hitting the market, too. How can you spot one?
By Kate Kershner Sep 26, 2017
Whether diesel- or gasoline-powered cars spit out more toxins depends on the pollutant measured, a new study says.
By Shelley Danzy Aug 1, 2017
Autonomous vehicles could prevent a lot of car accidents from occurring. And that's good news — except for one particular population relying on organ donations.
By Jonathan Strickland Mar 28, 2017
Thanks to some open source software on the internet, other people are trying it too.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 9, 2017
Putting 300,000 miles on a vehicle may seem like an impossible goal, but there are plenty of ways to extend a car's life span.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 17, 2017
Racecar driver Sam Schmidt was paralyzed in a car crash in 2000. Nevada just issued him a first-of-its-kind license to take his special car on the road.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 6, 2016
Graham is what you get when an artist, a trauma surgeon and a collision expert team up to imagine what humans would like if we evolved to fit cars.
By Ben Bowlin Jul 28, 2016
People fall asleep, have heart attacks or are otherwise incapacitated while driving all the time. How does that work in the world of semi-autonomous and autonomous cars?
By John Donovan Jul 13, 2016
On May 7, Joshua Brown died while driving his Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system engaged. What, if anything, does that mean for the future of driverless cars?
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 7, 2016
A proposed bill in New York would give police access to drivers’ phones after car accidents. Yes, texting while driving is a problem — but could this be the solution?
By Jonathan Strickland Apr 28, 2016
The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire, a spherical design, was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show — a tire for future autonomous vehicles.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar 18, 2016
Scientists propose extracting carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to make carbon nanotubes, and then using those to make batteries, also counteracting climate change.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 2, 2016
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Space Community Vows to Bounce Back After Soyuz Mishap
50 Years After '2001: A Space Odyssey,' How Close Are We to HAL 9000?