Driving an automatic is more straightforward than driving a manual, but there are still ways to mess up parts of your vehicle. Here are five things you shouldn’t do if you drive a car with an automatic transmission.
Some car safety recalls make headlines, but others slip under the radar, which means there’s a good chance some drivers will miss or ignore it. A recent study from CarFax found that about 18% of cars on the road are operating with an open safety recall. Check to see if yours is one of them.
I grew up with James Bond. That’s not a huge exaggeration. I remember proudly telling my babysitter I’d been watching the films for years. My favorite parts: the chase scenes. So when I went to London last month and discovered Bond in Motion, a museum exhibit filled with actual Bond vehicles, I drooled a bit. And then…
Cops on Segways are so 1993 and no one takes them seriously. That’s why San Francisco now has cops on quadskis, the ATV that turns into a jet ski that turns whoever’s riding it into a kind of poor man’s James Bond. And at least one of them is being used to patrol the San Francisco Bay during baseball games.
Driving off-road doesn’t have to be scary. Yet most people that spend serious cash on 4WDs never even put them in low range, much less take them off the pavement. Let’s try to fix that with a few basic skills everyone can master.
Synthetic costs more, but has many advantages over conventional oil. Not every car needs it, however, so here are some guidelines to help you determine if it’s best for your vehicle.
NASA’s new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype is a new type of rover developed in conjunction with the car industry—and it looks like a hell of a lot of fun to drive, on this planet or any other.
Before autonomous smart cars hit the roads, we're going to be seeing regular cars upgraded with the smarter technologies that will eventually make self-driving vehicles possible. In the UK Ford is introducing what it calls Intelligent Speed Limiter technology on its new S-MAX that enhances the vehicle's cruise control…
There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to…
Remember that time your dad rented a Bobcat, and you had a riot ruining the lawn and lifting things? "The Rook" is like that, but bulletproof and with attachments designed to smash walls, heave cars, spray knockout gas, or drop troops onto your roof.
When you move to a new state, you're usually required to register your car in the new state. If you contact your old DMV, you might be able to get a refund on your registration fees.
For much of the year, I live out of my pickup truck in Northern Alberta. I do it for work, but you could live in a truck as a way to explore the world or just save money on rent. Here's how.
These vehicle designs look like they were made for a Batman movie, or maybe a space adventure. They're the direct result of the futurist bent in Soviet design. And some of them are just insane. We've got a gallery.
This strangely alive-looking blob isn't a prop from a sci-fi movie. It's a smorph, a morphing material that could make the cars, trains and airplanes of tomorrow extremely aerodynamic, using the same trick that helps golf balls fly faster and straighter.
Need to haul a 1,300lbs bull moose off the Alaskan tundra? You're going to need an Argo. The world's only eight-wheel-drive, amphibious ATV can literally go anywhere.
Designed with the hopes that it would completely transform urban transportation, the Segway was a battery-powered self-balancing two-wheeled scooter that was unfortunately priced way too high to catch on. But the technology behind it was impressive, which is why the company's latest creation, a three-wheeled trike…
Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius.