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Windshield wipers have had a surprisingly messy evolution
There are literally thousands of wiper-related patents, stretching over a century, and we’re still looking to build better designs today.
California predicts zero-emission vehicles could eliminate 1 out of 7 auto repair jobs [Updated]
New analysis into proposed rule changes offers some thinking into the future of the auto repair industry if all new vehicles move to ZEVs.
Should a repair shop be liable for fixing a vehicle involved in a hit and run?
A new bill in Pennsylvania would create an alert system that service centers would need to regularly check.
This guide to being a mechanic-saboteur could teach you to be a better tech
The CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual can help mechanics both frustrate the enemy and think about being more effective in the shop.
Meet the best auto tech in the United States
*According to the first annual U.S. Auto Tech National Championship, a new auto repair skills competition.
What the first federal right-to-repair law could mean for auto service shops
If passed, the proposed REPAIR Act in U.S. Congress would give vehicle owners and independent repair services full access to vehicle data, parts, and more.
Turbochargers saved the world long before they saved automakers fuel
Before you could find a turbo on a Ford Fusion, turbine-driven forced induction systems helped win WWII on planes like the B-17 Flying Fortress.
150 of the truly best songs about cars, trucks and driving
We curated all the best songs about cars and driving, creating the definitive playlist for when you’re working on automobiles or driving in them.
That viral repair shop who paid an employee in pennies? Yep, it’s getting sued.
An auto repair shop in Georgia went viral for paying a former employee in hundreds of oily pennies. Then the Department of Labor stepped in.
How the electric starter motor helped start the automotive revolution
One man’s tragic death led to a device that transformed the automobile from a luxury fascination to something everyone could own and use regularly.