The engine in your car is much like you: quite fussy about what fluids go where. Just like you’d freak out if, say, your tear ducts became full of urine or blood, you average engine doesn’t want, say, washer fluid where oil should go. Which just happens to be what happened to this poor, now-disgusting Mini.
As a junky old VW owner, I have about the easiest time of anybody in the car world when it comes to dropping an engine. There are four bolts to undo, a handful of wires and lines to unplug and the whole thing can come out. The rest of you have a tougher time, but it can be made easier.
It seems like skipping small repairs or maintenance when it comes to car ownership is saving money in the short term. In reality, it can get you into a pretty bad situation if and when sometimes goes wrong.
Whoa my god is that a solid?
Today we will discuss the intertwining emotions of spite and acceptance. Also, duct tape.
Never have I wanted to go into a garage, tear an entire car apart and put it back together more than after watching this video.
Of course, you would never let your tank get so low that the little light popped on warning you that you should really, really refuel, but if you did, this chart outlines exactly how much further you can expect to go on what little is left in the tank.
The story of my once-abandoned 1966 Ford Mustang is complicated. It involves a dead professor, a lawyer, Matt Hardigree and my brother.
Possibly the most bizarre application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act finally got the exemption us car enthusiasts have deserved.
The McLaren 570S has an incredible 570 horsepower twin turbo V8 engine mounted between the rear wheels. Want to pop the hood back there to check it out? Not gonna happen!
Clank, clack, whoosh — here’s a guide to 10 ominous, common sounds coming from your car and what causes them.
It was supposed to be an easy fix.
What are you doing reading this website! There’s car repair you should be doing!
If you drove a car hour after hour, day after day through Manhattan as a taxi, you’d expect the engine to be completely haggard right? Look again.
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.
Let’s say you get into a little fender bender in your new Kia. Why not just get some bondo and patch things up yourself? How hard could it be?
The other weekend I met a guy who turned a ‘90s BMW from a junkyard special parts car with a bullet hole in it into a somewhat successful track/drift car in 36 hours. What’s the craziest car build story from your life?
Here we see a Chevy Cavalier with a rear wheel bouncing like a basketball down the highway. That looks safe.
What happens if you don't change the oil on your Audi TT for 84,000 miles? Take a look.
Ask any old mechanic and they'll tell you about the 'Italian tune up,' which involves driving a car really hard as a means of maintenance. Not only is this actually true (not just a line mechanics feed dumb millionaires so they can thrash their Lamborghinis), it applies to a number of non-Italian cars. Just head over…