Sometimes outside car thermometers are so inaccurate that they feel like random number generators. They’re basically the worst feature of the car, next to the car’s infotainment systems. That’s because they’re not actually thermometers, they’re actually thermistors.
Twitch’s non-video-game IRL section is a Wild West where people are figuring out what works and what doesn’t. On a platform where people already felt pressured to stream and interact with audiences as much as possible, even mundane activities like driving pose a problem.
Here is a question that has plagued me for most of my driving life: How far into the intersection should you pull when waiting to make a left-hand turn against oncoming traffic?
Almost a third of Americans now exit their teen years without a driver’s license, and license ownership is down over the past decade among all age groups. More of us are learning to drive as an adult—a time in our lives when we can’t easily borrow Mom and Dad’s car or take a high-school class. Many of us don’t want to …
At first, the fact that there’s nothing here except farmland with a near absence of topographical features is sort of beautiful. It’s surreal. You pass through miles and miles of nothing but cornstalks waving in the wind. But then you pass through more miles of it, get bored and slowly devolve into madness.
User interface design is hard, but we’ve been getting better at it over the years to the point where even a thermostat is easy to use. Automakers, however, seem to have their heads in the sand, taking their design inspiration for their infotainment consoles from old Winamp skins instead of any type of modern interface.
Some of you find New Jersey drivers to be bad. Personally, I don’t know when “driving quickly and with haste” suddenly became a synonym for “bad,” but I guess this is just the world we live in now. I’m here to set that straight.
Driving in a circle to improve traffic flow may seem a weird, European concept for the uninitiated, so Michigan police are encouraging motorists to get on board and understand how to tackle them.
Everyone seems to think they’re a great driver but your scuffed bumper might disagree. How can we learn to improve our driving in the age of infinite distractions? Do you even need to own a car these days? We’re talking with Jalopnik writer Kristen Lee about cars in the city, safer driving, and virtues of manual…
Getting pulled over sucks. Could possibly lead to jail! So it’s reasonable to expect that motorists everywhere are interested in figuring out how to avoid traffic violations, right? Instamotor, which pegs itself as a helpful guide for buying cars, thinks so. The website released a study this week that, it says, shows…
Here’s a useful driving safety tip from our friends in Russia who all seem to have in-vehicle dash cams: If you find yourself on the road behind a mysterious cloud of smoke, it might be a good idea to slow down and drive around the obstacle, instead of speeding up and finding out what’s behind all that smoke the hard…
Driving around Manhattan can hardly be considered driving because there’s so much damn traffic and construction and crazy taxis and people on the street. Most of the time you’re “driving,” you’re actually just stopped or digging your car out of a pothole, or are constantly avoiding accidents or dodging human bodies.…
Ice causes all kinds of problems for cars. It’s dangerous to drive on, it obscures your windshield, and sometimes it keeps you from even getting inside. These tips will prevent your car doors and locks from freezing shut, and help you get into your car if they do.
You already know a speeding ticket can hike up your insurance policy. Depending on where you live, it could be hundreds of dollars a year. NerdWallet analyzed their auto insurance data to see how much a speeding ticket increase rates across the U.S.
During my first ten minutes in Forza Horizon 3's wintry Blizzard Mountain expansion pack, I found myself in a snowstorm so thick I pulled over to wait it out.
Being a car enthusiast is always about wanting more. If you’re like me, every day you’re itching to drive cool cars you randomly see like a Nissan GT-R, Acura NSX, or a Toyota Previa. (I really want to drive that egg.) It’s a torturous feeling as there’s no easy way to get your hands on different kinds of cars unless…
Deer vehicle collisions kill about 200 people every year, and more deer collisions happen in the fall than any other time of year. If you live in deer country, this advice might save you some trouble.
New cars need to be broken in. If you’re not careful during the break-in period you can reduce the performance and longevity of your car’s engine, or even damage it. Here are five things you should avoid if you just bought a brand new car.
Stunt driver Vesa Kivimäki might officially be the fastest man on two wheels, but he doesn’t ride motorcycles. Instead, on an airfield in Seinäjoki, Finland, Vesa set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest side wheelie in a car, hitting an unthinkable 115 miles per hour.
Every car has hazard lights. They’re useful for not getting run over when your car’s dead on the side of the road, or alerting other motorists that you’re in distress. That’s because they get attention. So why don’t we make them come on during hard braking too, just as an extra precaution?