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The best auto racing movies to convert non-racing fans

There are two kinds of people in the world: race fans and people who haven’t watched these movies. If you’re not a fan, auto racing may seem like sort of the Earth-borne equivalent of space exploration: an oddly unsatisfying venture hallmarked by astronomical costs...

A few tips for tow truck operators

At one point in my automotive career, I ran a rollback wrecker.  Those days are getting smaller in my rearview mirror and the game has changed over the years, but I learned a lot of things that I wish someone had just told me. My recovery work is limited to salvage...

Why you should add a spring hook to your toolbox

As a young mechaniclet, I fought springs often. Specifically, helical tension springs gave me metaphorical headaches and literal skinned knuckles. I encountered them most often when performing brake jobs on vehicles with drum brakes. I went through a ton of tools,...

March Automotive Horoscopes

Aries: The rhythm in your current workflow gives stability and predictability. Don’t lose it! Your service writer will have plenty of work for you soon. Lean on your focus to plow through your list of tasks, and use any down time to organize your personal space. You...


So much in the repair world relies upon feel—but it's not so often you don't have sight to aid you in your work. Watch as a few Dormanites attempt to identify auto parts using just the sense of touch and see who comes out on top.

Quiz: Can you prove how big of a car nerd you are?

by | Oct 27, 2022

Is your brain filled with automobilia obscurity? Prove it by answering these questions pulled from the minds of the Shop Press editorial team.

Complete this progression: bumpside, dentside, bullnose

What digit comes next in this sequence? 1, 8, 4, 3...

Choose the correct vehicle that belongs in the following group: 1990 Mazda Miata, 2004 Chevrolet Corvette, and 1983 Toyota Corolla AE86

Cummins is to Dodge as ________ is to Lincoln.

Honda's first product was...

A Mack truck with a gold bulldog on the hood indicates what?

When was the first production dually pickup truck with a bed designed for the wheels released?

Which vehicle boasts the oldest nameplate?

One of the following pieces of American currency depicted an automobile. Which one was it?

What was the first production vehicle equipped with disc brakes?

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