Should You Swap Your Headlight Bulbs For LEDs?

LED headlights throw extremely intense light with very little draw on your car’s electrical system. Now that they’re trickling down to the aftermarket, you can buy a simple plug-in “LED retrofit kit” that straight swaps your halogen bulbs. We installed a set to see if that’s actually a good idea. »9/02/15 1:58pm9/02/15 1:58pm

Ford's New Headlights Spot and Turn to Illuminate Hazards at Night

Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise. »7/20/15 12:02pm7/20/15 12:02pm

How Good Is Your Car-Light ID Kung-Fu? Take The Quiz!

Like most car guys, I have a wildly overestimated faith in my car-identification abilities, especially at night. Ever since I was a kid, bouncing around in the luggage well of my dad's '68 Beetle or the family's vast '73 County Squire, I loved trying to identify cars by just their headlight/running light patterns at… »7/13/12 4:00pm7/13/12 4:00pm

How Pixar screwed up cartoon cars for a generation of kids

Normally, I wouldn't want to bring up something of this gravity during the holidays, but I have to take a firm stand on an issue that's been bothering me for a long while. I've sat by long enough and did nothing while wrongs were committed, on greater and greater scales. But no more. Today I make my stand. Here goes: »12/26/11 12:45pm12/26/11 12:45pm

LA Auto Show Blasting: Truth in Mastheads; Lexus LS600hL Headlights Are the Radness

You know how we claim to loves cars just because of the curve of the hood? Well, now we love a car solely because of its headlights. Sure, the miserably named LS600hL is the world's most expensive hybrid, and it makes 430 hybrid horsepower and we'd like to be buried in the oh-so-luxurious backseat, but just look at… »11/29/06 8:19pm11/29/06 8:19pm