A man is about to enter his vehicle as its being filled up with gas.

Fact vs. Myth: What Does Sugar in a Gas Tank Really Do?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one—if you pour sugar into someone’s gas tank, then it’ll cause all sorts of mechanical maladies and ultimately render the vehicle kaput. Allegedly, the sugar is supposed to chemically react with the gasoline and transform into a gooey, semi-solid sludge that completely clogs up the gas tank, fuel lines, …

A driver uses an emergency roadside kit to repair his car.

9 Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

Let’s face it—a breakdown by the side of a busy highway or sketchy neighborhood is enough to cause a nervous breakdown. If you haven’t already, it’s statistically inevitable that you’ll eventually be the unwilling recipient of mechanical misfortune. To help alleviate some of the stress that comes along with car troubles, you should have a …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

The History Behind Blinker Fluid

While not everybody enjoys a practical joke or prank, there are a number that make car maintenance novices the butt of the joke. A newbie that doesn’t have their whits about them could very well find themselves off hunting for an imaginary product all for a laugh. Blinker fluid is one of those prank products. …

Takata, the company responsible for so many airbag recalls
Automotive News

Why Do These Airbags Keep Getting Recalled?

Vehicle recalls are a headache for everyone involved from the manufacturers to the car owners. A particularly headache-inducing recall that is making waves again is the one concerning airbag inflators made by Takata. The company, which has since gone bankrupt and has been bought out by Joyson Safety Systems, first went under investigation for their …