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

How to Do a J-Turn in the Snow

Among stunt-driving moves, none is as satisfying (and relatively safe) as a J-turn. Doing a J-turn on pavement takes some skill, but a snowy parking lot? That's like training wheels for J-turns. Here's how to do it. » 1/20/11 11:45am 1/20/11 11:45am

Snow Tires: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

It's not even January, and already millions of Americans have had weeks of snow driving. Every winter, astute owners raise the question of whether it's time to buy snow tires. BMWBlog's Shawn Molnar offers his take. — Ed. » 12/30/10 12:30pm 12/30/10 12:30pm

Ten Top Tips For Buying A Used Car

The reward of getting a great deal on a used car's sometimes overshadowed by the reality that you've made a mistake. We polled our experienced readers and created this list of the ten top tips for buying a used car. » 12/02/10 11:00am 12/02/10 11:00am

Ten Best Auto Upgrades For Under $100

There are a few automotive upgrades that are both functional and can be found for under $100. Our readers helped us find these ten best cheap upgrades that can improve your driving experience without ruining your credit. » 11/08/10 11:00am 11/08/10 11:00am

Top Ten Modifications For Your Daily Driver

On Driven Daily, Jesse O'Brien writes about efficiently using your time behind the wheel, including his own BMW with 200,000 miles. Here's his recommendations for the top ten performance and safety upgrades for the serious driver's daily driver. » 10/29/10 1:00pm 10/29/10 1:00pm

How To Negotiate For A Used Car

Buying a used car may sound simple, but most people find it pretty intimidating. Brett and Kate McKay from The Art of Manliness put together this helpful pre-purchase guide. Even if you're a title-turnin' pro, it's worth a quick review. » 9/23/10 3:30pm 9/23/10 3:30pm

How To Order From A Taco Truck

Taco trucks offer authentic, cheap and delicious food, yet fear of the unknown sends most of us straight to Taco Hell. Follow this simple guide and you'll be running out for more salsa verde instead of running for the border. » 8/12/10 1:00pm 8/12/10 1:00pm

The Fireworks Laws of Every State

If you were curious exactly how much fireworks fun you're legally allowed to have tomorrow—or how far you'll have to travel to buy the good stuff—look no further than this handy map of state-by-state fireworks legality. UPDATED: » 7/04/10 10:45am 7/04/10 10:45am

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

How To Beat Traffic With Math

Tired of being stuck in traffic? One writer broke down his daily Houston commute using a year's worth of detailed data and inferential statistics, and determined how to beat local traffic using nothing but math.. — Ed. » 5/17/10 10:00am 5/17/10 10:00am

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 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 Avoid Speed Traps, Brushfires, And Friends With Your iPhone

Mobile app Trapster just rolled out its 4.0 release and added new features to help users log roadtrips, locate friends, better avoid tickets, and get around rockslides. Even the police are pitching in to aid (and slow) your commute. » 2/25/10 2:30pm 2/25/10 2:30pm

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

Confound Thieves With A Camouflaged Car Stereo For Under $20!

Let's say you park your car in an area frequented by urban entrepreneurs who gather intoxicant-obtainment resources by harvesting car audio equipment from vehicles… yet you still want some tunes in your ride. » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

How To Fix A Drooping Car Window

It's common to see older cars with misaligned windows unable to roll down evenly. Here's how to fix a drooping window with hand tools and a few bucks worth of parts. » 3/11/09 12:00pm 3/11/09 12:00pm

How To Winterize Your Car In Ten Easy Steps

With cold weather blanketing much of the country, here's ten easy steps you can take to make sure your car doesn't get you stranded and frozen on the side of the road this winter. » 12/11/08 12:30pm 12/11/08 12:30pm

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…