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The 10 Biggest Auto Death Traps Ever Built

The 10 Biggest Auto Death Traps Ever Built

Driving a car should be confidence inspiring: surrounded by walls of steel, you’re in your own personal fortress, right? Except when those walls of steel are more like sheets of tinfoil, and the slightest impact gets you nice and intimate with the back end of your engine. I'm looking at some of...

10 Most Incredible Monster Trucks on Earth

10 Most Incredible Monster Trucks on Earth

The crazy world of monster trucks – those strange vehicles featuring large wheels and suspensions placed underneath traditional pick-up bodies - is sometimes referred to as a mechanized version of professional wrestling. Certainly the two forms of all-American entertainment inspire larger-than-life...

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Five Reasons Why Cars Beat Motorcycles

If you like bikes but love cars, or if you love cars and think bikes are deathtraps ridden by potential organ donors, you probably didn't agree with our piece on why bikes are cooler than cars. Here's the counterpoint, listing five reasons why cars are better than bikes: 1) Bikes aren't much fun...

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What Is a Cow Catcher?

A cow catcher is not a person but a device. It is a contraption attached to the train’s front side. The cow catcher’s function is to clear any obstacles that may litter the train track. The cow catcher was invented in 1838 by Charles Babbage, a British engineer. The cow catcher is still in use...

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Driver's Ed: What Is Understeer?

Understeer, or "push" in racing lingo, refers to the tendency of a vehicle to continue in a straight line when the wheels are turned. Understeer is the natural handling characteristic of front wheel drive and most AWD cars, for several reasons: • The majority of vehicle weight is carried over the...

7 Sexy Muscle Cars That Make "Green" Seem Lame

7 Sexy Muscle Cars That Make "Green" Seem Lame

Everyone is in love with green cars, but what about the muscle out there?

3 Benefits for Safe Drivers

3 Benefits for Safe Drivers

It can be dangerous on the roads. There are many people out there that are less than attentive when driving. In fact, you can barely go a day without hearing about a huge car accident caused by inattentive drivers. You may wonder why more people aren’t paying attention. It may simply be that they...

The 4 Most Reliable Cars of All Time

The 4 Most Reliable Cars of All Time

Over the years, there are certain cars that have stood the test of time for reliability with owners. They are driven well beyond the usual 100,000 mile marker and have a strong resale value with buyers. These vehicles are some of the best on the market, keeping their strong reputation as the years...

5 Most Dangerous Cars in History

5 Most Dangerous Cars in History

Thank goodness for safety rules and requirements. Over the years, we’ve had some doozies of vehicles on the road that should never have been. Owning one of these cars would probably send your car insurance deductible sky high. It’s hard to imagine driving something so unsafe! Photo Source: jns001...

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Which States Have the Least Knowledgeable Drivers?

A recent study by GMAC Insurance showed that as many as 1 in 5 motorists couldn't pass the written portion of a driving test if it were administered today. The study ranked all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia, based upon the results of their National Driver's Test. Per their...