The Simple Trick To Find The Gas Filler On Any Car Without Looking

First off, if you're a regular Jalopnik reader, this article isn't exactly for you. You know this. I've even been a jerk and made fun of folks who don't know this, because, again, I'm a jerk. But we've realized how many folks still don't know this, so we want to help. So we're starting JaloPSA, where we have simple,… » 2/12/15 2:28pm 2/12/15 2:28pm

"Fuel saver" devices will not save you fuel

Like the sun rising in the east or Donald Trump embarrassing himself, rising gas prices inevitably bring out a clutch of hucksters selling gizmos that magically boost fuel efficiency. They're scams, yet people still get suckered by the bushel. » 5/18/11 12:00pm 5/18/11 12:00pm

How not to witness a shooting

It's a common conceit in movies that when someone starts shooting, innocent bystanders scatter. Sadly, this new video of two guys hanging in their car during a deadly police shootout in Houston shows some people don't emulate action movies the one time they probably should. » 5/09/11 2:30pm 5/09/11 2:30pm

Murilee to engage in a limited amount of writing for High Gear Media

Former Jalop Murilee Martin will also write for one of High Gear Media's 4,726 SEO-focused sites. We expect them to launch "DeSoto Reports" shortly. As always, we wish him the best of luck. » 3/23/11 11:31am 3/23/11 11:31am

Jalopnik needs a Washington, D.C. intern

If you or someone you know loves writing, loves cars and knows their way around the Internet, there could be an internship waiting with Jalopnik. Here's how this works: » 3/23/11 9:30am 3/23/11 9:30am

Dear American idiots: Your Japanese cars are not radioactive

If you are calling the U.S. offices of a Japanese carmaker worried that your vehicle is somehow radioactive, please contact us, so we can update our official Who's Who of American Idiots. » 3/17/11 1:45pm 3/17/11 1:45pm

ID This Hatchback, Catch A Thief

A Jalopnik reader writes in to say a neighbor was robbed and the driver of this hatchback is suspected in the robbery. Photos from a surveillance vehicle show a red '80s/early '90s hatchback. But which one is it? » 1/13/11 3:00pm 1/13/11 3:00pm

How To Deep Fry A Turkey With An Engine Hoist

Fried turkey, the official food of Thanksgiving hoons, only gets better when prepared with an engine hoist. Here's Mike Bumbeck's holiday classic on how to dunk your bird in boiling oil properly. — Ed. » 11/25/10 10:30am 11/25/10 10:30am

Do You Suffer From Mistaken Model Syndrome?

Has this happened to you? Your ride looks worn and nondescript, and you know it needs sprucing up. Yet despite your best work, friends and family run in horror from the results. You may have mistaken model syndrome. » 10/08/10 12:30pm 10/08/10 12:30pm

Identify This Minivan, Help Catch A Robber

Last Friday, a liquor store in Milford, Del., was held up. The perpetrators are still on the loose, having escaped in an unidentified vehicle caught on surveillance photos. The question: What make, model and year of minivan is this? » 9/29/10 5:15pm 9/29/10 5:15pm

Identify This Chunk of Fiberglass, Help Catch A Killer

Kyle Peters was killed riding his bike Tuesday when a vehicle struck the Canadian teenager. The driver fled, leaving behind only this 11" x 16" piece of black fiberglass. If you know what it is, leave a comment below. UPDATE! » 9/02/10 2:00pm 9/02/10 2:00pm

The Jalopnik Guide To Automotive Design Terms: Exterior

Recently, much to our annoyance, some publications have misused some key automotive design terms. So, we worked with two automotive designers to create a handy guide to help you confidently point out the difference between your tumblehome and CHMSL. » 8/27/10 12:30pm 8/27/10 12:30pm

How To Avoid Hitting A Deer With Your Car

The term "deer caught in the headlights" exists for a reason. Although they might look cute, deer are the dumbest animals on the planet. Here are some tips on how to avoid hitting them. » 7/29/10 12:30pm 7/29/10 12:30pm

How To Drive A Ford Model T

Step one: Find Model T. Step two: Hands are for spark and throttle. Step three: Pedals — clutch, reverse, brake. Step four: Forget everything you think you know about cars. Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/NYT [NYT] » 7/15/10 5:15pm 7/15/10 5:15pm

How To Jump From A Speeding Car

Brett and Kate McKay from The Art of Manliness assembled this concise guide to safely jumping out of a moving car. Personally, we prefer to go down with the ship, Titanic-style, but this is good stuff to know. —Ed. » 5/13/10 2:00pm 5/13/10 2:00pm

How To Rebuild An American V-8 Carburetor

Carburetors may be simple, old-school, and dirty, but they're also cool as hell. BangShift forum member John Cerone walks us through the process of overhauling one of Detroit's most iconic fuel-squirters — the Holley double-pumper. Long live cheap speed! —Ed. » 5/12/10 1:00pm 5/12/10 1:00pm

How To Escape A Sinking Car

Accidentally drive into a river? Get caught in a flash flood and can't see daylight? Here's The Art of Manliness guide to escaping from an underwater car. Read it and don't drown! —Ed. » 5/06/10 11:59am 5/06/10 11:59am

How To Tow A Jaguar Equipped With An Electronic Shift Lever

A Jaguar XFR recently suffered electrical failure while in my care, and its electronic shift lever became locked in Park. When the time came to tow it, the car had to be in neutral. Here's the trick to shifting it. » 5/05/10 5:30pm 5/05/10 5:30pm