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Enjoying Your Shiny New SUV? (My Junk Heap Will Bury It)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

Everyone nowadays seems to enjoy new-car interior air. But give me a whiff, any time, that brings back memories of adventures and interesting trips over a bunch of years. Here's a look at a few automobiles that I'd pick in a second over a Lexus, that I would drive again with pride -- if only they were still here.

Extended Warranties: Needed or Not?

Sam Dillinger | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Everyone that's bought a car in the last 30 years or so has been pitched an extended warranty. When the car is brand new, the thinking is usually that you've got plenty of time to make that decision later.

Honesty Still Exists, Even at the Auto Shop

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Michelle Kennedy

Things I generally lie about are: my weight on my driver's license and how long it will take for me to get somewhere when I am already late. For some reason, even when I know I need another thirty minutes, I say it will only take fifteen.

5 Things Your Mechanic Doesn't Want You To Know

Sam Dillinger | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

I've heard too many stories from disgruntled customers, treated poorly at the hands of an unscrupulous mechanic. So, I've decided to break the "code of silence" that exists in the field of mechanical repair.

These Mesmerizing GIFs Will Change The Way You Look At Everyday Stuff

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

We're lucky enough to live in a post-industrialized world, where we can pop down to the store to pick up a few groceries without thinking twice. All t...

Crucified on a Sufi Nail

Frank Browning | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Sometimes a nail is just a nail. But what if a drill is really a pencil? And what is it that makes a pencil draw?

Human Body Shops

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

The average person takes better care of his car than his body. One creak, one squeak and we haul our cars off to the shop.

Meet The Queens Woman Redefining A Male-Dominated Job

The New York Times | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

IT is a men-only club, these auto-repair hawkers who battle for your business as you bump your way down the pothole-pocked streets of Willets Point in...

Watch: Man Born Without Arms Changes Brakes On Car With His Feet

autoblog.com | By Chris Shunk (RSS Feed) on Jun 20th 2011 at 12:32PM | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Judging by the fact that you're reading Autoblog right now, you most likely love cars. Yet spending all your time ogling the latest in auto news doesn...

America's "Can't Do" Attitude

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

Today's youth are building new things. Look at Facebook or Google. But maybe that's a problem: too many of them are.

College-Educated Flock To Skilled Manual Labor

washingtonpost.com | Carol Morello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, ...

Frontier Airlines Teamsters Is Taking Republic Airways To Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

MILWAUKEE — The union for mechanics at Frontier Airlines is going to court over plans to shift their work to Milwaukee. Republic Airways Holdin...

Bladeless Fan Invented: James Dyson Explains How 'Air Multiplier' Fan Works

Switched.com | By Tom Samiljan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A fan with no blades? Sounds impossible, but when coming from the innovating mind of James Dyson (of the nifty, newfangled vacuum cleaners and hand dr...

Tesla: Mechanics Will Make House Calls

The Associated Press | Dan Strumpf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK - Taking a cue from house-call services like Best Buy's Geek Squad, electric carmaker Tesla Motors is launching a maintenance plan where mech...

Easy Ways to Get More from Your Car

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trevor Traina

Where are your old documents? The glove compartment? The basement? Keep them in one place. Make a binder or store them online. A car or truck with a full history has greater resale value.