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Why An Electric Vehicle Battery Shortage Could Be a Big Problem
With more electric vehicle orders than ever, can our international supply chain keep up with the demand? Or can the U.S. constrict its own battery plants in time?
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Jerry
May 06, 2022
Tire Companies Have To Keep Up With the Electric Car Revolution
Due to EVs larger weight, tire companies are competing to make the most suitable tires for electric vehicle buyers.
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Jerry
May 02, 2022
Bridgestone May Have Found A Promising New Source of Rubber
Bridgestone is researching a new, sustainable rubber alternative. Could we get this growing in the U.S.?
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Jerry
Apr 20, 2022
President Biden May Employ Little-Used Protocol to Boost Electric Vehicle Battery Production
Recent developments concerning Russia and China have exacerbated the existing need for EV battery production. President Biden has plans to increase U.S.-based mining.
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Jerry
Apr 16, 2022
Meet Stellantis' New Inline-Six: The Hurricane
Stellantis is releasing a powerful new internal combustion engine for its 2023 vehicles as the company hasn’t fully committed to going electric. 
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Jerry
Apr 08, 2022
Are There 3D-Printed Cars?
While there are no 3D-printed cars on the roads today, they might not be too far away.
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Jerry
Mar 29, 2022
Your Car's Serpentine Belt, What Is It?
Cars have hundreds of moving parts, not the least of which being the serpentine belt. Read on to see how the serpentine belt works and what, exactly, its function is.
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Jerry
Mar 22, 2022
Airless Tires Are on the Way
Every driver has had a flat tire at least once—but what if you never had to have one again? Airless tires are on the horizon, which would make popped tires a thing of the past. Keep reading to see what they would be made of and how they work.
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Jerry
Mar 22, 2022
Russia's War with Ukraine Will Affect the Auto Industry
The Russian and Ukrainian war not only affects the automotive industry's production, it may also lead to a rise in gas prices.
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Jerry
Mar 14, 2022
The Turbocharged 2JZ Engine
The 2JZ engine is a turbocharged beast built by Toyota and is featured in Toyota’s ‘90s and ‘00s high-performance sports cars.
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Jerry
Mar 13, 2022
What Is a Shock Absorber?
Shock absorbers are a great way to give your car a smoother ride, whether or not you go off-road. Read on to see what goes into getting and maintaining shock absorbers.
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Jerry
Mar 12, 2022
A Look at NASCAR Horsepower (It's a Lot)
What is horsepower, and what does a typical NASCAR car generate?
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Jerry
Mar 12, 2022
The Technological Revolution of Headlights
Headlights are one of the most overlooked safety features on a car. The technology behind these lights has come a long way.
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Jerry
Feb 21, 2022
Like a Bat Out of Hellephant: The Story of One Insane Engine
One engine that joins the Gemera in the 1000 hp+ club is made by the motor parts company Mopar. Read on to learn more about the monstrous Hellephant engine.
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Jerry
Feb 21, 2022
What Is a Differential?
Differential is a term often used when describing a car. But the fact is, many people have no clue what a differential is or what it does.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Are Automatic Windshield Wipers Worth It?
While automatic windshield wipers aren’t a necessity, they’ll help you drive safer in rainy conditions.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Projector vs Reflector Headlights
Your car's headlights have a huge impact on how safe you are. You probably didn't even know there were different types of headlights. So what are the differences between project and reflector headlights?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What the Heck Are Scissor Doors?
The first car to have scissor doors was the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo. These iconic doors are often featured on luxury car models.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
All You Need to Know About Projector Headlights
Projector headlights claim to be brighter than traditional headlights. Is there any truth to this or are they just a fancy new fad?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Marrying a Gearhead? Check Out These Scrap Metal Rings
Gearheads will love these scrap metal rings, especially if it’s made from one of their favorite cars.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Have You Heard of Spoon Engines?
Spoon engines became popular in the 1980s and 1990s and were mainly used to beef up Honda vehicles for racing. Spoon Sports is the company behind these engines.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Motor vs. Engine: What’s the Difference?
Although they’re often used interchangeably, “engine” and “motor” don’t actually mean the same thing. They belong to different mechanisms.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
A Loud Exhaust Will Now Cost You $1,000 in New York
New York’s Governor recently signed a bill that fines drivers with a loud exhaust $1000. The bill was introduced to combat New York’s street racing and noise pollution problems.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
8 More GM Factories Are Stalling Production Due to the Chip Shortage
The current microchip shortage has affected the auto industry the most. What are brands like General Motors doing to adapt?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Traditional, Beam, or Hybrid? The Most Effective Windshield Wipers
Effective windshield wipers are an important part of safe driving. With traditional, beam, and hybrid options all available and targeting different conditions, your best choice depends on the climate you live in and your driving needs.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Remove Paint from a Car
To remove paint from a car, use paint stripper to safely scrape paint off of your car, and then finish it off by neutralizing the paint-stripping chemicals.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Are Headlights Getting Brighter?
Driving at night is getting harder to do as headlight beams become stronger. Why are headlights so bright, and what can you do to protect yourself?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Chipmakers Are Telling Car Manufacturers to "Join the 2010s"
Chip manufacturers and the auto industry are butting heads due to the microchip shortage. Unfortunately, it will be a long and difficult journey for the auto industry to meet chipmakers’ demands.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Long-Term Effects of the Chip Shortage
The microchip shortage has led to high prices for new cars, slower manufacturing, and much more. In the long term, this shortage could be a catalyst for positive change.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Parts

How does a car starter work?
My mechanic told me my car starter isn’t working. That sounds bad. What does a car starter do? How does it work?
Lauren Smith
Oct 26, 2021
How much does a duplicate car key cost?
I want to get my son a key for our Toyota Corolla, so we don’t have to share anymore. How much would it cost to get a duplicate key?
Will Baldwin
Nov 24, 2021
How do you delete Bluetooth devices from your 2017 Honda Civic?
I really want to take care of my car, so I’d like to start by getting some of the smaller details in order. What’s the best way for me to delete unwanted Bluetooth devices from my 2017 Honda Civic?
Joshua Levy
Dec 17, 2021
How much is a new car key?
My boyfriend and I have decided to be a one-car household to cut back on our emissions output. Since I have the newer car, he decided to sell his. We need a second set of keys for the car. How much will a new key cost?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 16, 2021
How do you fix a jammed cassette player in a car?
Shockingly, my car still has a cassette player. I use it often to listen to my oldie’s music. However, one of my cassettes is stuck, and I’m not sure what to do. How can I unjam my car’s cassette player?
Jack Walsh
Jan 27, 2022
Why does my car overheat when idling?
The past few days I’ve noticed that my engine starts overheating whenever I’m idling. I don’t know if it’s just my car’s thermostat being weird because the temperature goes back down when I accelerate. What would cause my car to overheat only when it’s idling?
Patrick Price
Mar 25, 2022
How do I change the cabin air filter in a 2012 Honda Accord?
I’ve had this car for six years and I haven’t changed the cabin air filter yet. I think it’s time—I don’t want a smelly AC. What's the best way to change the cabin filter in my 2012 Accord?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 22, 2021
How do you program a 2003 Honda Civic remote?
What do I need to do to program my 2003 Honda Civic remote? I’m not sure how to make it work, but it would be really convenient if it did! I usually have to carry my son out to the car, so it’s hard to unlock the door with him in my arms.
Liz Jenson
Jan 03, 2022
What are the best LED driving lights?
Which brand of LED headlights will work best for my car? I want to get LED headlights because they’re so much brighter, but I’m not sure which brand of LEDs is best.
Liz Jenson
Mar 17, 2022
What size are my windshield wipers
The wipers on my Honda CR-V are really hard and cracking, so I need to replace them. This is the first car I’ve owned. How can I figure out what size my windshield wipers are?
Rachel Rigolino
Mar 25, 2022
How do I adjust the steering wheel on a 2016 Honda Civic?
I just bought a 2016 Honda Civic because I got a great deal on it. I only test drove it briefly. Unfortunately, my long legs don’t fit so well when I’m behind the wheel. Is there a way to adjust the steering wheel on a 2016 Honda Civic?
Eric Schad
Dec 20, 2021
How much does it cost to fix an emergency brake on a car?
I was borrowing my sister’s car and somehow broke the emergency brake. I have no clue how I did it, but now I need to pay for repairs. How much will it cost to fix an emergency brake on her car?
Emily Maracle
Feb 10, 2022
How do you install wiper blades on a Honda Accord?
I live in Portland, and it’s been raining like crazy for a week. I’d like to drive around, but my wipers aren’t working too well. What’s the best way for me to install new wiper blades on my Honda Accord?
Joshua Levy
Dec 08, 2021
Does driving faster charge the battery faster?
I took my car in to the auto shop the other day to get it tested. While it still works, the guy at the store said it may not last much longer. I was thinking that if I drive fast, the alternator will charge the battery more quickly. Will driving faster charge the battery?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
How much is it to put hydraulics on a car?
My cousin just bought a Lincoln sedan and we want to put hydraulics on it. How much is it to put hydraulics on a car?
Bonnie Stinson
Mar 24, 2022
How do you remove tinted film from car glass?
I’ve decided to remove the tint from one of my windows—it’s made it difficult to see others, and sometimes makes it hard for others to see me. However, I don’t want to damage my windows, so how can I remove the tinted film from my car glass safely?
Will Baldwin
Nov 24, 2021
How to lower the backseat in a Honda Civic?
How do I fold down the backseat in a Honda Civic? I have a second-hand 2006 Honda Civic. I’m planning on going camping with my partner and we need to fold down the backseat of my car to fit all our bags and camping equipment. I’m still not used to this vehicle, so I’m not sure how to fold down the backseat.
Phoebe Mah
Dec 13, 2021
How much is it to get your car lowered?
How much would it cost me to get my car lowered? I want to do it but someone told me it’s super expensive and I don’t know enough to do it myself.
Liz Jenson
Nov 26, 2021
How does understanding your vehicle's components lead to safe driving?
We were learning about various parts of cars today in driver’s ed. My instructor said that this will make us safer drivers but I don’t understand how. Why is it helpful to know about car parts in order to drive safely?
Liz Jenson
Jan 21, 2022
How many catalytic converters does a car have?
How many catalytic converters are on my car? I think mine might be having problems but I know that they can be really expensive to replace, so I’m just wondering how many I’ll have to buy if I do have to replace them.
Liz Jenson
Feb 02, 2022
Is driving with a bad wheel bearing dangerous?
I was driving the other day when my friend said that it sounded like I had a bad wheel bearing. I’m fairly oblivious to this type of thing. Is it bad if I drive with a bad wheel bearing?
Eric Schad
Mar 31, 2022
How do you keep red squirrels out of your car engine?
Is there any good way for me to keep red squirrels out of my car engine? I found squirrels living in my engine on three different occasions so far. I feel like it’s time for me to start taking preventative measures.
Joshua Levy
Nov 11, 2021
How do you manually move a power seat in a BMW?
Is there a way to manually move the power seat in my BMW? The seat is stuck, so I’m having trouble driving because it’s so close to the steering wheel. Any help would be appreciated!
Liz Jenson
Jan 12, 2022
When do I use low beams?
I’m trying to become a better driver. I know that using your headlights correctly is important. While I know when to use my high beams, when am I supposed to use low beams?
Eric Schad
Mar 04, 2022
How do I remove Honda CR-V wiper blades?
The wiper blades in my 2013 Honda CR-V need to be replaced. What’s the best way to remove Honda CR-V windshield wiper blades?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 17, 2021
Does the Toyota Tacoma come with a blind spot mirror?
I’m currently on the hunt for a new car, and I’m interested in a Toyota Tacoma. I want out of my new car is a blind spot mirror. Does the Toyota Tacoma come with a blind spot mirror?
Kevin Martinez
Mar 07, 2022
How much does it cost to fix the gas gauge on a car?
I was driving down the street when I noticed I was out of gas. At the gas station, it only let me put in a few gallons, which made me think the gauge was broken. How much does it normally cost to repair a car gas gauge?
Eric Schad
Nov 01, 2021
How much is a locksmith to open a car door?
My husband locked his keys in the car. He’s freaking out because we don’t have roadside assistance and he thinks it’s going to cost a ton. How much does a locksmith charge to open a car door?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
What causes your car to jerk while driving?
I bought a used car a while ago, and now it’s starting to have issues when I’m driving it. What causes my car to jerk when I’m accelerating?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 08, 2022
How can I prevent my car battery from being stolen?
Is there a way I can prevent my car battery from being stolen? Two of my neighbors have told me that someone stole their car batteries recently, and mine is brand new. I don’t want to have to worry about it getting taken.
Shannon Martin
Nov 05, 2021

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