Keep your car ready for winter weather

We’ve all seen the signs and heard the radio ads: “Shift into winter!” “Get your car ready for winter!” But what does that really mean? How do you get a car ready for winter? It’s not as if you’re going…

Dyson is going to build electric cars. Will they suck?

Last fall, James Dyson said that he wanted to build electric cars. This week, the inventor announced a rough timeline for that project: the early 2020s. The Financial Times broke the story on Wednesday, but it’s behind a paywall, so…

Gaywheels car buying guide: How to choose the right car for you, part 1

How to choose the right car for you, part 1: Getting your head in the game So, you’ve made a decision about whether to shop for a brand new car or for one that’s gently used. Congrats! That’s a very big, very…

J.D. Power: Auto dependability ratings hit new high

Every year around this time, J.D. Power publishes the results of its annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study. That’s a major piece of research–especially for used car buyers, because it looks at three-year-old vehicles and the number of problems they’ve had…

A Mardi Gras driving guide to help you navigate the streets of New Orleans this Fat Tuesday

Every year, I update and repost this article for those of you who can’t be with us in New Orleans for the joys and pains of Fat Tuesday. More sober posts coming tomorrow!  * * * * * Across most…

Drivers want to keep good dogs safe, don’t care so much for fuzzy steering wheel covers

Every time you ask a question of Google (or goddess help you, Bing), your query is tracked. Data nerds sift through that delicious data to spot trends in the marketplace. Last week, Google issued one of those reports for the…

Gaywheels car buying guide: Second-hand can be a great first choice

Second-hand can be a great first choice I won’t lie: my money’s on used cars. But then, if you read last week’s post, you probably picked up on that. The truth is, very few people truly need a brand-new car….

Self-driving car data shows Waymo, GM in the lead

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has released data from companies who tested self-driving cars on the state’s roads last year. Not surprisingly, the two best performers have been working on autonomous vehicles for a long time. Wired reports: The…

Gaywheels car-buying guide: Should you buy a brand-new car?

This is the first in a series of articles to help readers like you make informed decisions when buying your next ride. We hope to roll out a new post every week, but hey, don’t hold us to anything.  Should…

German automakers funded diesel study on humans and monkeys to show that exhaust is OK

If you haven’t been appalled by all the lies and deception unearthed as part of Volkswagen’s Dieselgate fiasco, maybe this will change your mind. The tl;dr version is this: until 2017, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen funded a group called the…