How Inflation Has Jacked Up The Prices Of Your Favorite Cars

Back in the good old days, a nickel used to buy you a night on the town with your best gal, including a trolley ride, tickets to the latest Clark Gable film and the post-coital pack of cigarettes. Now it doesn't even cover 15 minutes in a downtown parking meter. How did this change over time? It's all part of the… » 10/20/12 12:00pm 10/20/12 12:00pm

Trucker 'Inflated' After Falling on Air Tank

New Zealand truck driver Steven McCormack fell onto the nozzle of a tank of compressed air, inadvertently "inflating" himself through his butt. No, really; the air (compressed at 100 psi) forced its way into his skin: » 5/24/11 10:18pm 5/24/11 10:18pm

Top Five Reasons Your Tires Fail

Mike Allen over at Popular Mechanics » 9/23/08 5:00pm 9/23/08 5:00pm put together a handy list of the top five reasons for tire failure. We figure it's important stuff since, you know, your tires are pretty much more important than any other part of your car — they're what the whole rest of the vehicle rides on. Believe it or not, there's more that…

Self Inflating Tire Could End Under-Inflation

The Self Inflating Tire is simpler than it sounds, consisting of just two components: a peristaltic pump and a valve that stops over-inflation. Basically, a round tube embedded in the tire's sidewall is compressed at the bottom as the tire rolls, forcing air into the tire. Once it's inflated to the proper pressure the… » 3/26/08 1:15pm 3/26/08 1:15pm