This Teenager Tried To Clear Driveway Snow Using An Audi R8

You know those times when you're watching something incredibly stupid going down, and you just know it's going to end very badly, but somehow it... doesn't? » 12/30/12 3:00pm 12/30/12 3:00pm

Someone Stole A Driveway And Yes It Was In Florida

Pulling into your driveway after a long day of work can be the most satisfying part of the day. Well, unless your driveway isn't there when you return home. » 12/14/12 1:40pm 12/14/12 1:40pm

This is the world's greatest driveway

Kiwi racing champion Rod Millen does everything better than you. Your old Toyota has 130 horsepower. His old Toyota has 800. Your driveway's a cracked asphalt mess. His driveway's a mile-long, race-paved dream that mimics the best race tracks in the world. » 4/07/11 12:00pm 4/07/11 12:00pm

Cancer Patient Loses Her Driveway In Tax Dispute

A 72-year-old woman in Redding, Connecticut has to walk through the woods to get to chemotherapy sessions after the two acres containing her driveway were seized in a tax dispute and sold to someone who immediately blocked off access. » 11/15/10 10:30am 11/15/10 10:30am

Google Earth Reveals Coolest Driveway Ever

What could quite possibly be the coolest driveway ever was found outside of Lakeland, Florida. Our friends at The Car Lounge used Google Earth to get a closer view of this killer not-so-mini racetrack driveway. » 2/20/09 1:00pm 2/20/09 1:00pm

Driveway Grooming Now Fit For Anything With A Hitch

Believe it or not, there are other uses for trailer hitches than hanging testicles... like gravel driveway grooming. One item many forget to mention about having gravel driveways is the maintenance required. The Driveway Groomer is a simple device that can attach to the rear towing hitch on any vehicle, therefore… » 5/20/08 1:00pm 5/20/08 1:00pm

Solar Driveway Lights Guide Your Hybrid Home

Hell, you just bought that hybrid, why not go all out turning yourself into a green-bean with solar powered-driveway lights? You don't have worry about crushing these suckers, either, unlike some other solar driveway-lighting solutions on the market. » 2/05/08 3:00pm 2/05/08 3:00pm

Grasscrete: The Lovechild of the Yard, Driveway

No longer will the decision need to be made whether to have a driveway or a nice, beautiful lawn. A happy medium has been found in Grasscrete, a grass and concrete hybrid. It's essentially a checkered pattern of concrete that allows grass to grown between the blocks of concrete. » 12/15/07 3:30pm 12/15/07 3:30pm

Subaru Engine Destruction

From the always have a fire extinguisher around department comes this Subaru mill being sacrificed to the oil change gods. We're not sure if this is an educational video showing why not to run an engine with no oil in the crankcase, or was produced solely for entertainment purposes. Either way the Subaru engine… » 10/24/07 4:00pm 10/24/07 4:00pm

Install New Windshield Glass

We've all heard the argument of the do-it-yourselfer. Doing the job on your own can bring a sense of satisfaction and save money. When things don't go right the results may not be so warming or economical. Thirteen beers or three fried alternators into a pile of sheared bolts and bruised knuckles can result in a job… » 9/07/07 1:00pm 9/07/07 1:00pm

Rebuild Your Carburetor

Back in the days of carbureted and plentiful used Plymouth Satellites, B-52's frontman Fred sang of the devil in his car. Beehive sporting singer Kate did Fred one better by wailing that she had the devil in her CAR-buretor! Having Beelzebub in the float bowl and demons clogging the jets is not a good thing at all. A… » 8/31/07 1:30pm 8/31/07 1:30pm

Replace Spark Plugs

Along with swapping out the air filter and changing the oil, replacing the spark plugs is one of the few things left that require service on a modern gasoline engine. Some newer than the twenty-year old junk classics in our garage have negated even this task with spark plugs made of space-age materials that can live… » 8/10/07 1:00pm 8/10/07 1:00pm

Weekend Projects Roundup

With the weekend nearly here, it's time to pop open the hood and take a trip down the trail of parts. Those battery terminals and posts that look like a high school science experiment gone wrong need to be cleaned. As long as you're there, find the right dipstick and check the oil. If it looks as if it could be… » 8/03/07 12:30pm 8/03/07 12:30pm

Replace Axle and Oil Seals

The automobile contains a number of fluids that should all stay where they're supposed to be. Oil spots, coolant leaks, mystery drips, and other tell tale signs of fluids leaving their rightful place in the automobile are a sign to take heed of maintenance. Denying the existence of the ever-growing number of oil spots… » 7/27/07 12:15pm 7/27/07 12:15pm

Finding Repair and Service Manuals

In our explorations into parts and parts replacement, we often mention the service manual. While there are certainly a large part of the monkeywrenching public who would throw directions to the wind, instructions can be a good thing when it comes to things like working brakes and wheels not falling off the car.… » 7/13/07 12:30pm 7/13/07 12:30pm

Replace Brake Pads

While there is a difference between brake pads and shoes, the desired result is always the same when the foot goes down on the brake pedal. Brake pads clamp down onto a rotating disc. Brake shoes push out Flintstones-style onto a rotating drum. Inertia gets turned into heat via the miracle of friction. If all goes… » 7/06/07 12:30pm 7/06/07 12:30pm

Bleed the Brakes

The fluid that exists as brake fluid is in reality hydraulic fluid. The helpful property of brake fluid is that it cannot be compressed. This comes in handy when the brake pedal is pushed down. Brake fluid links the parts of the brake system together as one. Brake pedal goes down. Friction is achieved! A hydraulic… » 6/29/07 1:00pm 6/29/07 1:00pm

Compression Pressure Test

Mechanical know how in our case has come largely from two sources. There have been those kind enough to show the way, and there has been the hard way. A long and proud lineup of 500-dollar cars has steered us mostly down the latter route. The way we learned about how and why to run a compression check on an engine… » 6/15/07 12:30pm 6/15/07 12:30pm

Wash and Wax Bonanza

For a long number of years even the idea of washing and waxing our car was unnecessary. Cleanup meant maybe a hosing off, and adding another layer of rattle can primer to key spots. The first paint job worthy of a wash and wax was a defining moment. Washing and waxing the new paint on the old car was suddenly an… » 6/08/07 12:30pm 6/08/07 12:30pm

Wheel Cleaning Tips in Detail


Whichever crackpot invented the wheel had no idea what it would lead to. Land speed records. Plus one measures of gravity on a skidpad. Four-second quarter miles. 30-inch spinners! Multiple volumes of unmentionable bad craziness. And dirt crusted wheels. While filthy wheels may not be of great concern for ox-drawn… » 6/01/07 12:00pm 6/01/07 12:00pm