CarStuff

CarStuff

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What's the history of stop lights? What are some common myths about car dealerships? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at all things automotive in CarStuff, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Episodes

Hassle Cars  

Join Scott and Ben from CarStuff as they discuss the aggravation and misery that can result from owning an untrustworthy car.

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Is your car making you sick?  

Everyone knows that a dirty home or office can lead to allergic reactions, asthma attacks and other respiratory conditions - but what about your auto?

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Minivans  

Join Scott and Ben as they reveal some little-known facts about the history and development of the minivan.

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The Reality of Exotic Car Maintenance  

Join Scott and Ben for a jaw-dropping, honest and accurate look at just how expensive it is to own and maintain a Mclaren F1.

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Automotive Easter Eggs  

Follow along as Scott and Ben try to determine if their examples fit the definition of a “true” automotive Easter Egg. (Spoiler: Most of them don't.)

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The 100 Best and Worst Cities to Drive in  

Traffic congestion and infrastructure are only a fraction of the story. Listen in as Scott and Ben sort-out and explain a recent study of the 100 most-populated U.S. cities. Find out if your city was ranked at the top or bottom in any of the key dimensions, and then learn the overall best and worst cities for drivers.

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Nuts and Bolts – August 2017  

It’s the stuff that didn’t make it into earlier CarStuff shows along with car-related news stories, some listener mail and a few laughs along the way.

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Stuff Truckers Know  

The trucking industry is big, and a bit mysterious, too. Join Scott and Ben as they attempt to explain why truckers do some of the things they do.

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Car Title Loans  

Car title loans are short-term loans with extremely high interest rates, plus the added worry that your vehicle will be repossessed by the lender.

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Amphibious Vehicles  

Join Scott and Ben as they discuss the history, the capability and even a few standout examples of amphibious vehicles.

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How Maglev Trains Work  

Maglev trains seem like something straight out of science fiction. Listen in to learn more about these very fast (and very expensive) trains.

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving  

Distracted driving is dangerous for everyone on the road. Join Scott and Ben as they look at what’s happening inside the brain of a distracted driver.

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Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?  

Join Scott and Ben to find out what motorcycle manufacturers and riding gear companies are doing to make your next two-wheeled adventure a lot safer.

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Icebreakers and Ice-Strengthened Ships  

Icebreakers and ice-strengthened ships break through thick ice to keep shipping lanes and ports open during the winter months. Learn how it's done.

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Abandoned Racetracks  

You can find abandoned racetracks scattered across the U.S. — as long as you know where to look. Join Scott and Ben as they reveal some lost raceways.

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The Mid Night Club  

From 1987 to 1999 the Mid Night Club took illegal street racing to a whole new level. Listen in as Scott and Ben discuss the infamous Mid Night Club.

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How Ice Roads Work  

Ice roads are far more than just a clever way to truck supplies to isolated areas during the coldest winter months. Learn more on CarStuff.

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The $1,000 (or less) Good Used Car  

Is it still possible to find a decent used car for under $1,000? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the tricky ins-and-outs of getting a good deal.

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The $10 Million Enzo Ferrari  

No, that $10 million isn’t the price of an Enzo Ferrari at auction. But it was (almost) the ransom for Enzo Ferrari’s corpse.

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High-Altitude Surveillance Blimps  

High-altitude surveillance blimps are helpful for military use. But what happens when you bring the same technology to the civilian world?

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