The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do, and when you should do it. Let's clear that up, and give you some tips that'll apply… » 9/26/13 9:21am 9/26/13 9:21am

Five Ways to Save Serious Money on Car Repairs

If you drive, there's probably little you hate more than getting your car repaired. It's usually an expensive, time-consuming hassle no one looks forward to. Even so, it doesn't have to be so bad. Here are some solid ways to save as much money as possible on your car repairs, and hopefully make the whole process a… » 9/19/13 8:37am 9/19/13 8:37am

Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

Dear Lifehacker,
I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred bucks, and the mechanic is always upselling me on additional repairs that are hundreds more dollars. Is it time to just retire my ride and buy a new car, or should I stick… » 4/29/13 1:22pm 4/29/13 1:22pm

World's Worst Hyundai Tiburon? World's Worst Hyundai Tiburon

In tough times, people keep their old cars alive through elbow grease, spare parts and know-how. This Hyundai Tiburon owner applied super glue, speaker wire and plastic sheeting in combinations so unfortunate his mechanic saved the sight for posterity. » 11/03/10 10:30am 11/03/10 10:30am

Zey Vill Soon Change Zher Name to Bruce AG

We are willing to be bet that there is no machine shop anywhere in the world with a name as good as this. Well, there might be one in Japan, as we did see a set of wheels in a Clarkson Motorworld clip where he finds a set of wheels at Autobacs that read "SUPER POTENTIAL," among other things. We like having wheels with at … » 12/21/06 1:00pm 12/21/06 1:00pm

How Much Lube Ya Need? Ask Patty Interviews The Oil-Jockeys Of "The…


If you haven't yet sampled the advice of the ladies at Ask Patty, you'll probably want to after reading this. It's an advisory panel of women automotive experts headed up by NASCAR rubbing-is-racin' driver Deborah Renshaw. And lucky for us, they've gone ahead and done an interview (which we kind of feel may require a… » 9/08/06 6:26pm 9/08/06 6:26pm

Chicks With Tools: Kentucky Photog Looking for Greaser Gals to Pin-Up


We used to go to get our oil changed at this little quickie lube down in Dearborn just because of the gorgeous brunette there who serviced our engine — and, well — we'll leave the rest of the innuendo to your imagination. And if you're a guy who loves cars — you know there's nothing hotter than female mechanics.… » 6/13/06 11:56am 6/13/06 11:56am