This past weekend, I went to a local Volkswagen car show in Raleigh, NC, mostly to hunt for a set of heat exchangers for my car, because I’m so tired of being cold. While there, not only did I get my heat exchangers ($10 each!) I also encountered several things that defy rational explanation. Small mysteries, but…
Most modern cars have some form tire pressure monitoring built in, but you don’t need to buy a new vehicle to enjoy this feature; you just need this $60 Aukey system, the best price we’ve seen. Comprised of a wireless receiver that plugs into your car’s DC outlet and four special tire caps, it monitors your tires in…
During the final official battle of the Vietnam War, three Marines went missing. The military officially claims the men disobeyed orders during the battle and were likely killed, but a Newsweek investigation pokes holes in that conclusion. A lot of them.
Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re wondering about the “speed of dark,” and for that matter, the scientific nature of “speed” and “darkness.”
One of America’s largest retail giants is getting into car sales—except they aren’t, not directly. Despite Walmart’s massive market leverage for inexpensive goods, it has no intention of using that advantage to pass savings onto you the car buyer. All it will do is sell your information to a dealer who may not really…
General Motors was certain the V8 engine would go the way of the dodo in 1990, according to Hot Rod. So, we almost got a mid-engine Corvette decades ago, only this version also would have had another engine in the front. Best of all, the test mule for this wacky twin-engine Corvette was a humble 1985 Citation X-11.
More cars we love are going electric, yet the infrastructure needed to support all these plug-ins in is still very much a work in progress. Case in point: my short test of a 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid as an apartment dweller with no plug where I park.
Every kid knows that if you want your die-cast toy cars to make an impressive jump off a ramp, you need a lot of steep track to build up speed. But Nerf wants to change all that with a new line of blasters that simply fire tiny toy cars directly at a ramp, so you don’t need any track at all.
Today we found out that the paranoid tech billionaires of the Silicon Valley are planning to get the hell out of America and right on down to New Zealand. Here’s the thing—you should probably move there too, for the cars alone.
As we already know, internet forums are sometimes the worst places to go when you’re looking for car advice. But bad advice doesn’t always come from strangers on the internet.
When the Dieselgate emissions scandal broke, Volkswagen put a stop sale on TDIs and eventually started buying back hundreds of thousands of affected cars from customers. Hundreds of those cars now sit in the abandoned Detroit Lions stadium parking lot, others are rotting on a decommissioned California Air Force base,…
What can I say here? The jokes write themselves. A truck driver lost his marbles Saturday on an Indiana highway, before losing a trailer that went over an embankment and spilled the cargo across the shoulder and median. The upshot? The driver’s fine, and we’re literally talking about marbles. Thirty-eight thousand…
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Rally co-drivers have to be tough. Climbing into a vehicle and trusting someone else to maintain control as you fly down a twisty stage road is even beyond my personal capacity for vehicular lunacy. Here’s co-driver Paul Nagle showing just how hardcore he is with the calmest reaction ever to an imminent crash.
And remember: proper ute-hoonage is your responsibility, no one else’s. You must hoon your ute daily and aggressively for best results.