Inside Jalopnik: Advance Auto Parts talks with Executive Director Matt Hardigree

“Car history is world history and the world is a strange place full of weird people.” We recently read Jalopnik’s Book of Car Facts and History Even Gearheads Don’t Know, and wanted to know more about the story behind the story – about this book … [Continue reading]

Affordable Exterior Enhancements

Custom wheels for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

For many car guys and gals, modifying their ride's style to make it their own is one of the most exciting and satisfying aspects of being an enthusiast. Maybe the stock wheels look rather plain and/or lost in the big wheel wells, so installing an … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: The Mini Cooper

Image via miniusa.com

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, the Mechanic Next Door has some fun peeking under the bonnet of the iconic MINI Cooper and looking at how it’s evolved over … [Continue reading]

Top Five DIY Annoyances When Working on Your Vehicle

Many DIYers relish the opportunity to work on their vehicle, whether it’s performing routine maintenance or installing the latest performance upgrade. Sometimes, however, what should be a relaxing and satisfying few hours spent under the hood on a … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Scariest Cars

1920s Argentine Hearse

With All Hollows Eve here, we felt it was only appropriate to put together a list of our favorite scariest cars. It could be a car's looks that make us shudder. Or, if the car is seemingly possessed by the devil himself, its personality would be more … [Continue reading]

How a Vehicle Alignment Saves Your Tires and Your Money

  Proper vehicle alignment saves money and improves handling. A four-wheel alignment is an important maintenance item that needs to be performed regularly, saves drivers a significant amount of money over a vehicle’s lifetime, and … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: AMC Javelin AMX

1971 AMC Javelin AMX

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Gearhead's Garage puts the spotlight on AMC's entry in the Pony Car wars, the Javelin AMX Largely overshadowed by the … [Continue reading]

Top Tuners for American Muscle

1969 Yenko Camaro

Today's war among American performance cars easily rivals the one waged so fiercely during the 1960s and early '70s. In addition to the factory muscle car offerings, you had upgraded versions offered by certain dealerships. Owned by rapid … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: GMC Sierra

  From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, the Mechanic Next Door does some heavy lifting, delving into the GMC Sierra pickup’s history and looking at the … [Continue reading]

Ways to Boost Power without Breaking the Bank

K&N Cold Air Kit

Much like an elite athlete's ability to rapidly breathe allows them to perform stronger, so it goes with your car's engine. Whether you drive a '69 Chevelle or an '09 Civic, the same principle applies. Get more air in and out and your engine will … [Continue reading]