If a picture is worth a thousand words, video of the unbelievably stupid things you see on the road is priceless. But can dash cams actually help you out in a sticky situation? Here’s how to decide whether you should get one, as well as the skinny on dash cams in relation to insurance companies and U.S. law.
Synthetic costs more, but has many advantages over conventional oil. Not every car needs it, however, so here are some guidelines to help you determine if it’s best for your vehicle.
After a car accident, things can get so hectic that you’ll probably have a hard time thinking straight. These are the things you need to do to prepare for an accident, as well as the steps you should follow if you’re involved in one.
All cars have trouble, but some are definitely worse than others. The Center for Auto Safety calculated the cars people complain about the most, so you might want to steer clear of them, so to speak.
As we first reported Automobile fired its editor and much of its staff, and its parent company Source Interlink axed other employees (and possibly magazines). We also learned that Source Interlink was becoming The Enthusiast Network, or TEN. We've now obtained a copy of what appears to be the newly renamed company's…
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Giving credence to yesterday's rumor, Automobile magazine's Michigan offices have been closed, much of its staff has been let go, and the Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings has been fired. This comes along with Source Interlink (now called TEN or The Enthusiast Network), owner of Motor Trend, apparently closing other…
Gizmodo had the pleasure today of stopping by the future Las Vegas factory, autoshop, office, and cafe space for Local Motors, easily one of the most innovative vehicle-design outfits in the country.
Ever get that sneaking suspicion when you take your car in for repair that you're overpaying or getting needless work done? If you want to make sure you get service you can trust, keep in mind these tips for what to ask at the shop and signs of good (and bad) mechanics.
A little more than a week ago, our own Bill Caswell expressed his displeasure at how BMW has been diluting the M brand with special editions that mean nothing and cars that no longer have anything to do with the word "Motorsport."
Since yesterday's Washington Post profile of a prep school-aged Mitt Romney showing the presumed Republican presidential nominee terrifying a kid everyone thought was gay, conservative outlets have been scrambling for another perspective on young Romney. They've found it in a softball piece on Romney from Automobile…
You're driving home from work one day when the car owner's worst nightmare happens: the check engine light pops on. It comes without warning and with no explanation. For most drivers, this means a trip to the mechanic, but it's not difficult to diagnose (and sometimes fix) yourself.
Car repairs can drain your pocketbook fast, but you can do a wide range of repairs yourself, regardless of your technical skill. We're not just talking oil changes; provided you can hold a wrench, you can fix everything ranging from fuel filters to alternators. We'll detail the tools necessary for your DIY toolkit,…
How did three unaffiliated car magazines all end up with the same cover? Who's copying whom? Is there some, secret collusion among the US's Automobile, the UK's Car and Germany's Auto-Bild: Sportscars? Nope. It's just business.
Automobile columnist Jamie Kitman's visit to the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga also revealed the city's secret shame: It smells like poop. The city, which drops massive urinal cakes in its sewers to contain the odor, says whaddya gonna do?
Who invented the first car? If we're talking about the first modern automobile, then it's Karl Benz in 1886. But long before him, there were strange forerunners to the today's cars, including toys for emperors, steam-powered artillery carriers, and clanking, creaking British buses.
A briefcase-shaped press kit touting Acura's product placement in the film Thor caused a bomb scare and evacuation at a bus station in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., after a writer for buff book Automobile tossed it in a dumpster. What's so scary about a press kit?
David E. Davis, Jr., former editor and publisher of Car and Driver and founder of Automobile magazine, died today following cancer surgery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Davis was 80.