Under the Hood
The Under the Hood Channel explores the systems that make your car function correctly. Learn about car parts and systems and how to do routine maintenance.
10 Popular Car Modifications
How to Set up Car Speakers
10 Car Accessories That Could Be Dangerous
Modern Cars Are Kind of Boring. Why Is That?
Can car companies let known defects go without a recall?
Do car interiors turn toxic in the summer?
Making a Car Last for 300,000 Miles Is Totally Possible — Here's How
Are cars designed to fail at a certain point?
Will it hurt to spray electrical contact cleaner in an ignition?
What's the Fastest Car in the World?
Is Your Junk in the Trunk or the 'Frunk'?
You Can't Take Your Fancy Self-Driving Car Out of the City, Yet
The Long Strange History of License Plates in the U.S.
Do red cars get pulled over more often for speeding?
Do red cars cost more to insure?
How Do I Get Rid of a Dead Animal Smell in My Car?
5 Signs Your Engine Is Losing Power
How Gas Compression-ignition Engines Work
Did cars ever have external combustion engines?
How does engine placement affect handling?
Dieselgate and the Volkswagen Cartel
Diesel Isn't Always a Worse Polluter Than Gasoline
How Coal Rollers Work
10 Cold-weather Motorcycle Accessories
Is all motorcycle apparel made of leather?
What motorcycle accessories will help me stay cool?
How Laser-powered Headlights Work
How Air-Conditioned Seats Work
5 Useful Voice-activated Commands for Your Car
How to Avoid a 'Hurricane Car'
6 Automotive Parts You Can Easily Recycle
Get Money For Your Old Car Batteries
How Does Vertical Acceleration Work?
How Car Suspensions Work
How Car Steering Works
Why the Stick Shift Is Going Extinct
Gas-powered vs. Electric Cars: Which Is Faster?
Are manual transmissions really faster than automatics?
How to Replace Your Car's Serpentine Belt
The Dirty Truth About How Often You Need Your Oil Changed
Is Your Car Road-trip Ready?
How Many Wheels Are in the World?
Why Do Tires Blow Out More in Summer?
Winter Tires Really Do Make a Difference in the White Stuff
What Is an Ignition Coil?
Can your car tell you when the light's about to change?
How the Open Automotive Alliance Works
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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.
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.
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
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?
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?
The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire, a spherical design, was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show — a tire for future autonomous vehicles.
Scientists propose extracting carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to make carbon nanotubes, and then using those to make batteries, also counteracting climate change.
Depending on how you spend your time in a driverless car, your likelihood of experiencing carsickness could drastically increase.
Does it feel like your new car is already old by the time it rolls off the lot? If you feel this way, remember that it's probably by design. Learn the subtle and not-so-subtle tricks car makers use to make you yearn for a new vehicle.
You've proudly driven a stick shift all your life, so you already know that manual transmissions accelerate faster than automatics. End of story. Well, that was once true, but things have changed.
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.
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.
You simply love your car. You've been all over the place with it, but now you're staring at the 30,000-mile service — the first major check up on the vehicle. Is it worth it?
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.
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?
We've all heard the same old line countless times: Red cars get pulled over more often for speeding than cars of any other color. But is it true? The answer may surprise you.
Most modern cars and trucks are powered by an internal combustion engine. But was there ever a time when vehicles were powered by engines that required an external source of heat?
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?
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?
If you drive a red car, it might seem like the world is out to get you. You already get more speeding tickets. Wait, that's not true? Well, then there must be some amount of truth to the notion that red cars cost more to insure, right?
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"?
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?
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.
It's arriving in bits and pieces, but there's a whole new world of automotive tech coming in the next decade. The future of self-driving cars has the potential to be pretty amazing.
In a truck pull competition, excessive clouds of diesel smoke are a byproduct of the truck's functionality. But coal rollers have taken this idea from the county fair to the public roads -- all in the name of making people angry.