A number of relatively cheap and relatively easy upgrades for performance are out there, and one of the more common suggestions is the cold air intake. The principles behind how it works are relatively sound, on paper, but do they actually work? Cold Air Intakes Boost Horsepower…For Science! The general principle behind how cold air Read on! →


Auto unveiling used to be the exclusive domain of car shows. With social media like Facebook and Twitter, however, automakers are able to transform the experience into customizable entertainment for new car enthusiasts far and wide, notes Automotive News. Automotive marketing in an on-demand world “On demand” has become a common element in today’s entertainment Read on! →


Dealing with winter sucks, especially regarding one’s car, but there are some fantastic winter car “hacks” (since that’s the term people use now) that can make things easier. Employ a few of these and you should experience much less aggravation, at least until you get on the road and have to deal with the worst Read on! →


E-85 fuel, a blend of ethanol and petroleum fuel, has been touted as a crossover fuel solution. E-85 fuel has had a rough start, but it can be a viable option for fueling your car. Understanding how E-85 is made, how it works and how it can be used is important in this changing fuel Read on! →


You’ve left the headlights on overnight, and now your car’s engine won’t even crank. However, try it again an hour later and you hear some life or maybe even get the engine to turn over. What’s going on with that 12-volt lead-acid car battery? How car batteries work Most standard auto batteries work in the Read on! →


One of the more careless practices that necessitated the subprime bailout was sloppy loan underwriting procedures. Lenders did not sufficiently weigh the risk of lending to consumers who were hard-pressed to repay, leading to excessive loan default. Wards Auto reports that this has led vehicle finance companies to take a closer look at incoming auto Read on! →


Do you know what that 17-digit number you can see in a variety of places on your vehicle means? That’s your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and it is packed full of useful data. When you register your vehicle, buy insurance, take the car in for repairs or try to help police find your ride Read on! →


Getting a traffic ticket can provoke strong emotions. You may feel anger and confusion, seasoned with a dash of desperation. Or you may just feel dumb. Speaking of dumb, here are some of the dumbest ways to get a ticket. Ramming a police vehicle When the police are at the scene of a traffic stop, Read on! →


Most experts now agree that the old 3,000 mile rule for oil changes is over-kill. However, none will argue that regular oil changes are still one of the most important ways to keep your car running for as long as possible. Also, it’s a fairly simple job and can be done cheaply at home. Getting Read on! →