Why Your Car Thermometer Is So Bad at Telling the Temperature

Sometimes outside car thermometers are so inaccurate that they feel like random number generators. They’re basically the worst feature of the car, next to the car’s infotainment systems. That’s because they’re not actually thermometers, they’re actually thermistors.

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Why Does Every Car Infotainment System Look So Crappy?

User interface design is hard, but we’ve been getting better at it over the years to the point where even a thermostat is easy to use. Automakers, however, seem to have their heads in the sand, taking their design inspiration for their infotainment consoles from old Winamp skins instead of any type of modern interface.

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Driver’s Ed for Modern Times

Everyone seems to think they’re a great driver but your scuffed bumper might disagree. How can we learn to improve our driving in the age of infinite distractions? Do you even need to own a car these days? We’re talking with Jalopnik writer Kristen Lee about cars in the city, safer driving, and virtues of manual…

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The Popular Car Models Owners are Most Likely Give Up After a Year

Most of us don’t buy new cars just to replace them every year. In fact, only 1.5% of new car buyers replace them within the first year of ownership. That’s according to a new study from iSeeCars.com, who also found that for some vehicles, that percentage is significantly higher.

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Double Your Trunk Space With This DIY Pop-Up Shelf

A pop-up trunks shelf is handy for increasing your storage space and separating delicate items (like eggs or chips) from heavy ones that could damage them when shifting in the trunk, but not every car comes with a shelf. Here’s how you can make your own with just a few supplies and a little effort.

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Double Your Trunk Space With This DIY Pop-Up Shelf

A pop-up trunks shelf is handy for increasing your storage space and separating delicate items (like eggs or chips) from heavy ones that could damage them when shifting in the trunk, but not every car comes with a shelf. Here’s how you can make your own with just a few supplies and a little effort.

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I’m Ven Lai, Creative Designer at Chevrolet, and This Is How I Work

Building something as complex as a car is an expansive collaborative effort calling on people with diverse backgrounds. There is, of course, the engineers designing the actual mechanics, but there are also the aesthetic and tactile elements that affect how you experience the car, each carefully chosen by designers.

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Ask Auto Mechanics to Show You the Problem to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Most mechanics aren’t looking to cheat you out of money, but auto repairs are expensive. That goes double for the ones you don’t need. Asking your mechanic just one simple question can help you avoid any issues.

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Why Used Cars Usually Have Higher Interest Rates

Depending on your terms, the interest on your car loan can add up quite a bit. Your rate will depend on a few different factors, and whether the car is new or used is one of them. GOBankingRates explains why used cars typically have higher interest rates.

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Beware the Bandwagon Effect When Buying a Car

The bandwagon effect is the tendency to believe a decision is good for us just because it’s a decision everyone else makes. When it comes to money, it’s easy to jump on the bandwagon effect, especially when it comes to buying a car. 

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