How to Turn Your New Car into an Adventuremobile

I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading. » 2/16/15 7:46pm 2/16/15 7:46pm

Please, Apple--Anyone--Fix My Shitty "Smart" Car 

The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 40 miles away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the "smart" car is horrendous—like, bad infomercial horrendous—and it's time for someone to fix it. » 2/15/15 11:00am 2/15/15 11:00am

Apple Really Is Working on a Car, Claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has hundreds of people working on a top secret project: an electric minivan. The massive undertaking, codenamed "Titan", is expected to last years, and it's entirely possible that Apple will abandon it. But if it doesn't, Steve Jobs's iCar dream will finally come true. » 2/13/15 6:42pm 2/13/15 6:42pm

The Petersen's Priceless Gold On Display at the Reagan

This past Friday, February 6th, the Gipper would’ve been 104 years old—and so the Ronald Reagan National Library and Museum commemorated the warm Californian day with a wreath laying, a 21-gun salute, a flyover by Tiger Squadron, and a tribute from Vice Admiral Michael Miller (Ret.), who spoke at length about what it… » 2/10/15 7:43am 2/10/15 7:43am

How To Change A Tire Without Getting Killed Like A Big Dummy

There's really only a very few basic things that are required to be thought of as some manner of "man": Really, it's just genitals of some sort (testes, ovipositor, whatever) and the ability to change a car's tire. Hell, most people don't even care about the genitals thing. It's all changing tires. You should know… » 2/06/15 12:15pm 2/06/15 12:15pm

How Can I Tell Which Car Sharing Service Is Right for Me?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm thinking about going carless! I don't love the idea, but where I am right now it'll save me some money. However, I still occasional driving needs, like groceries or visiting family. I hear there are a bunch of new short-term rental services that may fit the bill. How do I choose one? » 2/02/15 1:06pm 2/02/15 1:06pm

How To Buy A New Car Without Getting Ripped Off

So you've finally made it to the point where you can treat yourself to a new car. But you're past the point of searching Craigslist for thousand-dollar beaters; it's time to put the big-boy pants on and head to the dealership. Here's how to go car-shopping without getting taken for a ride. » 1/29/15 4:53pm 1/29/15 4:53pm

Help! There's Smoke Coming From My Tailpipe! What Does It Mean?

Your car is like your body: deserving of the best while producing nothing but perfection. But just as you can catch a stomach bug from that cute cashier at Taco Bell who thinks washing hands is optional and find yourself spending three sleepless nights on the throne, your car can develop issues that are only… » 1/22/15 3:48pm 1/22/15 3:48pm

Being inside a Porsche engine factory is like being inside a Transformer

This video is fascinating because it let's us pretend to be a fly on the wall of a Porsche 911 engine assembly line. There's no annoying soundtrack, no voiceover explaining what's happening, we're just seeing humans and machines teaming up to create beautiful, powerful engines that purr the best cars. » 12/24/14 4:19pm 12/24/14 4:19pm

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Car Salesman

People who sells cars are often caricatured as shifty dealers who play loose with the facts, but of course that's just a cartoonish stereotype. Most car salesmen and women are hard-working people trying to win you over and make a deal with any resources they have. Let's look at how one dealer spends his day on the lot. » 12/23/14 3:52pm 12/23/14 3:52pm

Cam Newton Hospitalized After Car Wreck 

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Panthers QB Cam Newton was injured in a two-car crash in the Uptown area of Charlotte today. Newton, whose truck overturned, was stretchered into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. (Update: Per the Panthers, Newton is listed in fair condition and spend the night in the… » 12/09/14 1:08pm 12/09/14 1:08pm