The semi truck delivers nearly everything you buy to your favorite grocery, hardware and department stores. For that reason alone, it’s interesting to know what’s going on beneath the hood. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Semi truck fact No. 6 – Maximum weights Down Under In the U.S., a semi Read on! →


Has the unchecked cost of fuel forced you to dial back on your road time? Well, don’t hold your breath, but you may be catching a break soon. Some industry analysts are saying that gas prices have peaked and will soon be falling. Average $3.92 per gallon The national average price of gas on Wednesday Read on! →


The most basic problem that can occur with a car’s sunroof is clogs that impede smooth opening. Thankfully, there is a way to clean it at home – read on! Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. How to fix a sunroof – Clog-busting tools you’ll need In many cases, Read on! →


Everyone wants their vehicles to get better gas mileage. Not all gas savers are what they’re cracked up to be, however. Here are some snake oil gas-saving devices that numerous automotive industry sources have deemed fuel-saving hoaxes. Hydrogen generators Hydrogen generators may run anywhere from a few dollars for a book of plans on how Read on! →


In the late 1970s, General Motors started putting microprocessor-based controls in its vehicles. Since then, electronic control units have become the biggest source of innovation and cost in vehicles. With the use of electronic control units expected to do nothing but grow, it is important to understand what exactly they do and how secure they Read on! →


Until the 1980s, vehicles were built with carburetors. During this time, the best practices of driving included a long, high-speed drive now and again to “blow out the carburetor.” Many people still believe it is a good idea to drive fast now and again in order to “blow out” the engine. The story of blowing Read on! →


Though very few cars utilize the layout, a number of people use the term “rear engine” as a catch-all for any car that doesn’t have a motor in the front. The truth is that very few cars actually ARE rear-engined, which has to do with some rather esoteric, though logical, reasons. Very few actual rear Read on! →


Most drivers only know whether their headlights are working or not. But there’s interesting technology behind the glass, argues Popular Mechanics. If you know how your headlights work, you’ll be able to maintain them more effectively and perhaps avoid that moose or angry drifter in the road. From open flame to blinding flash More than Read on! →


Octane is known to have something to do with gasoline, but not everyone understands what it is. The quick version is that it’s a component of gasoline, but not the only one, and yes the octane number has something to do with how much is in every gallon. For starters, octane is a hydrocarbon Before 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! →