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
10 Car Accessories That Could Be Dangerous
What makes certain car accessories unsafe (or even illegal)?
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'?
The GM Car That Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals
The Long Strange History of License Plates in the U.S.
Do red cars get pulled over more often for speeding?
Are extended car warranties worth it?
8 Signs to Identify Bad Fuel Pump Symptoms
All You Need to Know About Bad Alternator vs Bad Battery
How to Diagnose and Fix a Brake Fluid Leak
How Gas Compression-ignition Engines Work
Did cars ever have external combustion engines?
How does engine placement affect handling?
Diesel Isn't Always a Worse Polluter Than Gasoline
How Coal Rollers Work
How Much Air Pollution Comes From Cars?
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
10 Places to Look for Classic Car Parts
How Does Vertical Acceleration Work?
How Car Suspensions Work
How Car Steering Works
How Differentials Work
Why the Stick Shift Is Going Extinct
Gas-powered vs. Electric Cars: Which Is Faster?
The Dirty Truth About How Often You Need Your Oil Changed
How to Replace Your Car's Serpentine Belt
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
How Automobile Ignition Systems Work
What Is an Ignition Coil?
Can your car tell you when the light's about to change?
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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
Winter tires are very different from all-season and snow tires. So who needs them?
Will the programming of truly driverless cars prevent them from violating traffic laws? That might actually make traffic move faster.
Whether diesel- or gasoline-powered cars spit out more toxins depends on the pollutant measured, a new study says.
Every major car maker in the world is focused on developing self-driving cars. Automotive manufacturers from BMW to Ford are pouring tons of money and resources into getting self-driving cars on the roads, as are leading tech companies like Apple and Google. In fact, Google spent last summer testing their version of the self-driving car […] The post 10 Reasons That Self-Driving Cars Might Actually Suck appeared first on Goliath.
By Jack Sackman
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.
Cars made today are pretty quiet. A car that is working well and firing on all cylinders, so to speak, barely makes a whisper. This can make it particularly jarring when you hear your car making some unexpected sound—either under the hood or in the rear of the vehicle. It helps to know what the […] The post The Most Common Noises Your Car Makes (And What They Mean) appeared first on Goliath.
By Jack Sackman
Nothing blows a budget faster than a car repair. Getting items fixed or replaced on any make or model of car is expensive and can set people back financially. Unless a part is under warranty, motorists are forced to shell out big bucks themselves to keep their car running properly and safely. And some car […] The post The 10 Most Expensive Car Repairs appeared first on Goliath.
By Jack Sackman
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.
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?
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.