The Precision Motorsports Group’s No. 18 Mini Cooper appears to have been through Hell and back when compared to some of the big-budget teams running in Pirelli World Challenge this weekend, and that’s why I love it. Behold, ingenious motorsports fixin’ at work.
Denny Hamlin’s hood flew off early in the Watkins Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup race and gave us the best image of the year so far: a crew member running through the pits with a replacement hood. Run for it, dude. Run like your life depends on it.
According to RACER, eleven of the twelve Chevrolet engines used in the IndyCar season opener had illegal engine repairs made after the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Chevrolet earned 128 points for their successful weekend, but they've now been penalized 220 points for the banned repairs. Oops!
You want to spend time with your lover and introduce them to your hobbies, but initiating somebody into the often-frustrating and always-filthy world of wrenching on cars can be a tough sell. Don't worry, It Can Happen. With the right approach y'all will be having fun getting greasy together in no time.
The clutch on my brand new Dodge Dart went with only 11k miles on it. I've owned plenty of manual transmission vehicles and I don't abuse them. But the dealer said that I have to pay for the replacement. What should I do?
To many car lovers, the idea of paying a stranger to change your oil is just wrong. Some people don't have the time or the inclination to pull off the self-serve oil change and they often go to those quickie oil change places. This can lead to horrific results.
Friend of Jalopnik and consumer protection attorney Steve Lehto, breaks down the often confusing and complex Lemon Laws. If you have a new vehicle that is giving you trouble and it is still under warranty you need to read this.
Steve Lehto just happens to be an attorney specializing in Lemon Laws: He tells the tale of how one woman's prized, 2k-mile Corvette started its journey to the dealership with a slight rattle and ended with a lawsuit.
The NHTSA says they've opened an investigation regarding 2004-2006 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with manual transmissions, after getting reports of problems caused by the trucks starting without having the clutch depressed.
Today we head the story of a Detroit kid rebuilding a genuine $35 Hemi. Of course, he isnt' the only ones to have torn an engine apart and put it back together.
When the raspy belch gurgling from your car's leaky exhaust is about to become the final slight pushing you at last into complete insanity, here's an easy way to make exhaust pipe holes the least of your worries involving an empty beer can and some ingenuity.
Removing an engine from a vehicle is hard work, particularly on bigger cars and trucks. But that doesn't mean that it has to be unpleasant. It can actually be pretty fun if you include enthusiastic people who like solving problems and don't mind getting dirty.
Have you ever cranked up the music in your car only to realize you just blew out your cheap factory speakers with too much bass? If you have, you know that once the speaker's blown, it sounds distorted. Thankfully, Instructables user sgtjasonshrout outlines a simple way to fix busted speakers with masking tape.
Automobiles are not singular objects, but rather of a collection of interconnected parts slowly wearing out at different rates. A good mechanic will help identify what needs to be replaced or repaired. According to Reddit user dnalloheoj, the folks at his local Firestone aren't so good at that.
The story of the mechanic trying to fix his Mercedes with stolen urinal parts got us thinking about some of the more inspired repairs we've attempted to make in our days. Just the other day we were driving the girlfriend's Civic when we noticed a strange putty where the driver's side vanity mirror once resided. After…
We've long maintained that a '32 Ford hot rod might be the ultimate car for a teenager. Every part imaginable is still in production, it's simple to work on, a rollcage can easily be added for more protection in an accident, powerful four-wheel disc brake systems are plentiful, and the engine power can be…