Fox & Friends Hosts Attempt To Change Tire, Step On Own Genitals

The hosts of the Fox morning show that’s named like it should heavily involve puppets, Fox & Friends, aren’t exactly the sort of people that instill any sense of, oh, competence. They tend to have more of a gleeful bedshitter quality about them. So when two of them tried to change a tire, the results were predictably… » 5/26/15 9:20pm Yesterday 9:20pm

Here's How To Upgrade Worn Rubber Bushings In Your Car's Suspension

If you've ever driven down a straight road and felt a huge dead spot in the response of your steering wheel, or have had to correct constantly to do something as simple drive in a straight line, you may need new front suspension bushings. Fortunately, I'll tell you how to replace them quickly, using nothing but… » 4/23/15 2:16pm 4/23/15 2:16pm

Carmakers Want To Use Copyright Law To Make Working On Your Car Illegal

You know what a pain those plastic engine covers are? How they get in the way and hide your own car’s engine from you? Well, consider that black piece of molded plastic a metaphor for something much worse: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Automakers are trying to use the DMCA to say you can’t work on or modify… » 4/21/15 12:05pm 4/21/15 12:05pm

How To Take Spectacular Driving Pictures Inside Your Car, By Yourself

For those of you following my escapades, a short while ago I drove Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus LS400 from New Jersey To Los Angeles. Here's a secret: Driving through most of America can get mind-numbingly boring. Here's how to take some great pictures in the meantime and curb the monotony. » 4/16/15 2:06pm 4/16/15 2:06pm

Amazing Dad Builds Kids Working Bulldozer, All Other Dads Shamed 

The other day I used a pair of scissors to turn a block of packing foam into a Baymax toy for my son. He liked it, and for a few moments there I felt like a pretty cool dad. Then I saw this dad's astounding 942 lb working 18 HP bulldozer he made for his kids, and I realized that, really, I'm a big pile of crap. This… » 3/16/15 4:00pm 3/16/15 4:00pm

Why Don't You Wrench On Your Own Car?

Hello, my name is Tavarish, and I'm a gearhead. I often have dirty nails, oil-stained jeans and have cursed more than one should in the vicinity of God-fearing neighbors during futile efforts of removing stubborn bolts. However, it has come to my attention that most people aren't like me. The question to my car-loving… » 3/05/15 9:28am 3/05/15 9:28am

New Kickstarter Is Planning What's Basically The Ikea Go-Kart

There's a reason Ikea does so well: the flat-packed, plywood items they sell are efficient to ship, well-designed, and pretty cheap. So why not use these same basic methods for a go-kart? That's what the people at Ply-Fly must have thought, because they have a Kickstarter for a plywood, flat-pack, owner-assembled… » 2/26/15 10:00pm 2/26/15 10:00pm

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

​This Is Microsoft's Vision For The Future Of DIY Repairs

Microsoft showed off a new faceputer today, and while I could quibble about the real-world usability of strapping a honking piece of plastic to your head or the misuse of the word "hologram", I'm way more intrigued with the possibility of someone telling me how I'm screwing up my suspension rebuild in real-time. » 1/21/15 10:35pm 1/21/15 10:35pm

These Awesome Jack Stands Will Transform The Way You Work On Your Car

If you're not a professional mechanic, odds are you don't have a four-post lift in your garage. In fact, you probably don't have a garage at all and need to work on things in the driveway or supermarket parking lot. Fortunately, these jack stands convert any space into a makeshift workshop in about five minutes. » 1/20/15 10:05pm 1/20/15 10:05pm

The Kurdish Homemade Tanks May Look Funny But They're No Joke

There's been a lot of attention on the internet recently to the funny-looking home-made tanks Kurdish forces have been building to help with their fight against ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever we call that pack of assholes. Most of that attention has been, frankly, ridicule. I'm not so sure that ridicule is warranted here. » 9/29/14 5:07pm 9/29/14 5:07pm

Hero Dad Builds An Amazing Interactive Spaceship For His Son's Bedroom

MAKE Magazine's Jeff Highsmith wanted to build his 4-year-old son an interactive model of an Apollo spacecraft. The result was the surprisingly complex play area seen here – but to really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this project, you really must watch the making-of video. Seriously, this'll blow… » 8/01/14 2:26pm 8/01/14 2:26pm