Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot? (or Just a Myth?)

is it illegal to drive barefoot?

Somewhere along the line, this rumor got started that it’s illegal to drive barefoot. While we can’t track down any laws in the United States that make it illegal, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Just like driving with both feet can lead to problems, driving barefoot brings its own host of concerns that … Read more

Riding the Clutch (Is It Really That Bad?)

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“Man, that footrest feels amazing,” your buddy says with a grin, driving your mint-condition 1969 Porsche 911. You continue observing the open road until the thought hits you “this car doesn’t have a footrest.” He was RIDING THE CLUTCH! Your heart stops. Imagine all the damage he could be doing! Fear not, dear reader, for … Read more

9 Best All-Wheel Drive Cars With Good Gas Mileage

AWD cars with good gas mileage

We’re getting closer each day to having it all. In today’s automotive climate, there’s the option to get a car that gets good miles-per-gallon (MPG), has power going to all four wheels, has some cargo capacity, and is easy and safe to live with. This is a pretty recent situation, and we think it’s really … Read more

Does Cruise Control Save Gas? (and Other FAQs)

does cruise control save gas?

Today, most drivers are well-accustomed to the use of cruise control. This tends to be the case, especially among those who routinely make lengthy commutes along a given highway when taking trips, or commuting to and from work. While the use of cruise control certainly eliminates the need for constant use of the accelerator pedal, … Read more

Where is the Cheapest Place to Buy Motor Oil? (10 Options)

cheapest places to buy motor oil

Like it or not, most cars these days need motor oil to stay lubricated and functional. Those pistons that move up and down need a barrier of oil in between them and the cylinder walls, else you’d have metal rubbing on metal–which is not good. Whether you want to save a few bucks, enjoy the … Read more

13 Different Types of Car Doors

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Certain inventions have become so commonplace in our daily lives that we never stop to think about how many variations there are of a simple theme. Take, for example, the humble car door. These doors are meant to allow you to access the inside of the vehicle and provide protection from falling out when the … Read more

11 Different Types of Headlights

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Gone are the days when all cars and trucks had the same types of lights. Instead, there are a variety of different headlight types and technologies in use today, which differ based on the bulb type, bulb number, or kind of housing (which affects how the light is emitted) that’s used. Let’s have a look … Read more

How Much Do Car Batteries Weigh? (20 Real-World Examples)

how much does a car battery weigh

Your car battery is something each person knows about, even if you think you don’t know anything about cars. Your battery is the item that dies and your car won’t start. It’s what you have to “Jump” if you leave an interior light on overnight. Basically, every car needs a battery, and some need more … Read more

Should You Check Oil When the Engine is Hot or Cold?

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If you’ve owned a car for even a short length of time, you should be aware that the engine oil level must be periodically checked. That’s because most gasoline and diesel engines slowly consume (or leak) their lubricating oil. Even your shiny new car will experience some oil consumption over time. And if the oil … Read more