While it may seem sexist, many experts assert that a survey of automotive enthusiasts would show that most of them are male. Considering the importance of automobiles in U.S. culture, however, it remains important that both men and women focus on developing an appreciation for cars. To accomplish this, families must start when girls are Read on! →


Vehicles are designed for to get you from Point A to Point B and protect you in case something goes wrong. Some vehicles lock you in when your speed goes over a set point, which begs the question: is it safer to lock yourself into a moving vehicle? Basics of vehicle structure A vehicle is Read on! →


Sometimes, scratches and exposure to the elements can cause damage to your vehicle’s clear coat covering, which helps protect the paint and gives it added shine. Repairing minor clear coat scratches is not difficult, and even if clear coat reapplication is required, you can easily manage it yourself if the damage is light. Here are Read on! →


In 1959, Congress passed the first legislation pertaining to the use of safety belts in the U.S. Before then, safety gear was rare at best. In a drive down hazardous memory lane, Popular Mechanics profiles some of the most dangerous automotive interiors ever. 1905 Darracq 200HP: In the hot seat The automotive industry was in Read on! →


Car prices are beginning what is predicted to be a prolonged upward climb in the wake of the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Factory shutdowns in Japan’s auto industry are disrupting the supply of Japanese-built cars and components for American cars. At the same time, demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is rising and car shoppers Read on! →


Even though the speed a vehicle can travel is important, it is just as important to be able to stop if and when you want. There are two major types of braking systems in most vehicles – drum brakes and disk brakes. These two braking systems are used for very different reasons, though both are Read on! →


While there are a number of obvious ways to care for your car and obtain maximum value from your purchase, paying attention to the following top 10 offbeat automotive tips can be equally lucrative. As seen on The Fun Place, some of these ideas may be familiar (not entirely offbeat), while others may touch on Read on! →


While it may sound like science fiction to some, being car hacked might just be one of the first high-tech crimes to hit the expressway, reports Discover Magazine. With some knowledge of a modern vehicle’s computer system, a wireless Internet connection and the right software, hackers just might be able to take control of a Read on! →


Buying a flood-damaged automobile is an extreme risk, which makes knowing how to spot flood damage a valuable skill. Considering how many flood-damaged cars have hit the market in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it pays for consumers to know how to protect themselves against polished, shiny vehicles hiding a proverbial ticking time bomb under Read on! →