On a shelf in my garage sits a truly shocking collection of oil filters, including those for cars I don’t even own. I’m not sure I have a good explanation for my obsession, other than simply that oil filters are beautiful contraptions. Here’s why.
Consumer Reports’ 2017 Car Reliability Survey results are in, and quite a lot has changed since last year. Here’s a look at the new ratings.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know as you head out into the wilderness of our ongoing international nightmare.
Volunteer firefighters in the Tyrol region of Austria recently encountered a Tesla Model S ablaze. Watch what it takes to successfully extinguish the fiery electric vehicle, even when apparently following Tesla’s guidelines.
Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in Marvel’s Thor franchise, is hitting theaters early next month, so director Taika Waititi sat down with triple j for a bit of promotion. In the interview, he admits for the first time that he named the movie’s space ships after cars made by Australia’s legendary Holden brand.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show is about a week away, and Toyota is bringing this: the Fine-Comfort hydrogen fuel-cell concept. The company calls it “a new form of the premium saloon,” which I guess means “weird futuristic minivan” in Toyota-speak.
On the outside, it just looks like a gray 2014 Honda Civic Si with a crooked front license plate and some stickers on the trunk lid. But under the hood sits a heavily-built 500-horsepower beast that makes Matt Farah, the host of The Smoking Tire, laugh uncontrollably. Watch the video of this “super sleeper,” and…
The YouTube channel Car Question tests the all-wheel drive systems in various soft-roaders with a “diagonal test,” which involves taking each car up a ramp at an angle. Some of these car-based SUVs and minivans were clearly not designed to go off-road, but that just makes watching them flex out and spin their wheels…
Some people, like our very own Kristen Lee, are troubled with a “quirk” that causes them to mistake cars for...not cars. Random household objects. Things without wheels. Or interiors. Or windows. When these “automobile misidentifiers” make these errors, they must be corrected.
I just got off the phone with David Kohn, a mechanic from Boone, North Carolina, who used a bunch of brilliant home-brew methods to turn a Cadillac Seville into a flatbed car-hauler. Here’s how he concocted this genius bit of automotive glory.
Eighteen engineering graduate students from Clemson University debuted a new Mini concept car, which they developed with help from the ArtCenter College of Design in California, at BMW’s U.S. manufacturing grounds in Greer, South Carolina on Saturday. Called the Deep Orange 7 Mini concept, here are all the weird…
It may not look like much, but the Datsun 510 was a legend. Ben Hsu, author of Classic Japanese Performance Cars, says it “put not just Nissan, but Japanese cars in general, on the map.” So now we should all watch TheSmokingTire hoon the 510 so we can reminisce upon a time when Nissan was actually cool.
Last month, Porsche flew me to Düsseldorf for the Porsche Cayenne Technology Workshop, where engineers in classrooms taught me detailed technical minutiae about what’s good on the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne. The whole thing was extremely German, and that’s a very good thing. Here’s what I learned.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Electric motors are coming whether we want them or not. So let’s not pout, but instead celebrate the ways in which electric vehicles actually outperform their conventional internal combustion engine-driven counterparts.
A Texas jury just awarded a couple severely injured in a crash $42 million because their vehicle, a 2010 Honda Fit, had been improperly repaired by a collision center. Instead of welding the roof, per Honda’s repair guidelines, the shop used adhesive. That, according to plaintiffs, compromised the car’s safety…
I bought my $1 Oldsmobile because I needed a sacrificial vehicle for a diabolical project I have planned. The problem is, after getting this Alero’s “Quad 4" engine running beautifully last weekend, I’m having second thoughts. Should I destroy what might be the best vehicle in my fleet?
A welding instructor in Surry County, North Carolina, discovered a dog trapped in the engine bay of a car , so she and one of her students sprung into action, breaking out wrenches on a mission to save the pooch.