Keep Gas Prices From Bankrupting You This Summer

Gas prices have gone nowhere but up over the last few years, and it doesn't look like that's going to change this year. With summer road-trips approaching, here are some quick gas-saving tips to remember after hitting the pumps. [Lifehacker] » 5/09/11 1:45pm 5/09/11 1:45pm

How Chicago's using the web to reunite 519 Snowpocalypse-stuck cars…

A day after a blizzard stranded motorists for up to nine hours, creating the amazing post-Apocalyptic shots we saw yesterday, Chicago was left with 519 vehicles abandoned along Lake Shore Drive. Today, they're being reunited with owners. Here's how. » 2/03/11 10:30am 2/03/11 10:30am

Check Vehicle Accident Reports From Your Phone

InstaVin, a new text-message-based accident-history report search system, launched last week. It offers quick information for prospective buyers at a lower cost than CarFax or other competitors. The system is temporarily free, and Jalopnik tried it out. » 6/02/10 1:00pm 6/02/10 1:00pm

Junkyard Boombox Virus Spreads: Meet The Catbox, Featuring Genuine…

More than two years have passed since I built the car-battery-powered Turbo II, Junkard Boogaloo boombox, and finally some other masochist innovator has decided to experience the headaches joy of a homemade boombox afflicted blessed with genuine Jaguar components: Catbox! » 1/16/10 1:00pm 1/16/10 1:00pm

Safety Good, Sanity Bad: Build Your Own Acceleration Warning Horn For…

Ford's Nanny Key » 10/15/08 3:00pm 10/15/08 3:00pm is pretty effective, but how do you punish drivers for such dangerous acts as or Bring seven bucks to the junkyard, my friends, and you'll find everything you need to build the Ozzy Osbourne Inertial Penalty Horn! This all started out when the at the Toledo race raised the bar for innovative ways …