Our Forefixers: The Innovators Behind Brakes


Mercedes-Benz is a global luxury brand that needs little introduction. But how much do you know about Bertha Benz, the wife and business partner of founder Karl Benz, who is often credited as the inventor of the brake pad? She and a handful of other … [Continue reading]

Weird Car Problems: The Explained and Unexplained


Frantzou Fleurine/Unsplash Driving on a dark, foggy road past a graveyard in the middle of nowhere, you may feel a bit uneasy at your creepy surroundings. But you should never feel unease about your vehicle's maintenance and reliability. Wise … [Continue reading]

Halloween Hacks for Getting the Gross Out of Your Ride


If you find your car covered in blood and mysterious goo this month, don't rush to call CSI. It's the witching hour, or—ahem—Halloween 'season,' and that means your vehicle has seen some action as a creepy carriage for costumed critters or as a … [Continue reading]

Never Been to an Auto Auction? Here’s Why You’re Missing Out.


With high-stakes competitiveness and quick action, auto auctions are the most fun you can have outside your vehicle. They can be a unique way to score an incredible deal on a used car, and they're a lot more local than you might think. Read on as we … [Continue reading]

Drive Belts 101: The Different Types (And How to Replace Them)


Drive belts are a regular vehicle maintenance item. Loud squeals, poor battery charging, and even overheating are symptoms that should lead you to investigate the drive belts on your engine and potentially replace them. But before you begin the … [Continue reading]

Community: National Motorcycle Ride Day


National Motorcycle Ride Day rolls around every year on the second Saturday in October. To celebrate, we asked motorcycle enthusiasts to share photos of their favorite bike rides or routes. We selected four winners to receive a $25 gift card for … [Continue reading]

What You Need to Know About Engine Misfires

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Engine misfires can be a mysterious, frustrating problem—and information around them often makes them sound worse than they are. The symptoms vary by vehicle but are usually described as a stumble or brief hesitation in power delivery. An engine … [Continue reading]

Car + Culture: Appreciating Car Design in Miami

Carlos Segura has a hard time walking by a parked car without stopping. While most of us don't even glance at the Fords, Hondas, and Cadillacs dotting the road, Segura will look them up and down like it's his job. Because, in a way, it is. Segura … [Continue reading]

How Lowriders Became a Lasting Part of American Culture

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With outrageous paint, high-end interiors, and hydraulics to adjust the ride height or even make them hop, you can't ignore the modern lowrider. This thriving automotive subculture has been around for decades, and even pre-dates the Chevrolet … [Continue reading]

Calling All Road Warriors: National Motorcycle Ride Day

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October 8th is National Motorcycle Ride Day, so we hit Facebook and asked about your favorite routes (and for some photos of your rides). Many of you agreed with one poster, who said, “My favorite road is wherever that front tire leads me!" Other … [Continue reading]