I should be honest and mention that our editor-in-chief, Patrick George, doesn’t think this is A Thing. Raph and David, my co-writers and fellow shitbox-owners, do. So now I’m curious as to how widespread this practice is. Manual transmission drivers: do you ever shift in such a way as to help keep you from speeding?
Winter driving is, generally, a pain in the ass. That usually starts with a morning windshield-scraping and snow-clearing so you can actually see well enough to drive. But what about your car? Many modern cars need to “see” as well, and all that ice and snow gets in the way. Here’s how to help.
First off, if you're a regular Jalopnik reader, this article isn't exactly for you. You know this. I've even been a jerk and made fun of folks who don't know this, because, again, I'm a jerk. But we've realized how many folks still don't know this, so we want to help. So we're starting JaloPSA, where we have simple,…
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.
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.
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,…