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 So Long, Saturn

After a great deal of speculation and rumor, General Motors has finally made the official call regarding the fate of its Saturn brand. However, the automaker has a few tough decisions to make about its SAAB and Hummer line of vehicles, too.According ... See more »

How Hypercars Work

 How Hypercars Work

Hypercars are vehicles designed to be incredibly efficient, achieving mile-per-gallon ratings far above those of traditional vehicles. Tune in to learn more about hypercars in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What's the longest auto race ever?

 What's the longest auto race ever?

Auto racing takes a multitude of forms, from the speedy Indy 500 to France's Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. But which race snags the prize for longest ever? Discover the surprising answer in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How License Plates Work

 How License Plates Work

License plates are so commonplace that we seldom stop to ponder their origins. Were they always metal? Who made them? And what's the deal with vanity plates? Discover the not-so-common story of license plates in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How the Presidential Limo Works

 How the Presidential Limo Works

The presidential limo is designed to protect the president from all possible dangers, so it has to be pretty tricked out. Find out which features make the president's limousine extra safe in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

What are precision drivers?

 What are precision drivers?

Precision drivers are specially-trained vehicle operators capable of amazing car tricks, from driving on two wheels to high-speed parallel parking. Tune in to this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more about precision driving. See more »

What exactly is a death-proof car?

 What exactly is a death-proof car?

Car manufacturers across the world spend millions of dollars each year trying to improve the safety of their vehicles -- but can any vehicle be completely invulnerable? Tune in to learn more about vehicle safety in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What's the world's cheapest car?

 What's the world's cheapest car?

What's world's cheapest new car? Listen in as the High Speed Stuff team searches the globe for the world's most affordable automobile in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How can I repair my own car?

 How can I repair my own car?

There's a certain undeniable satisfaction found in repairing one's own vehicle. Check in with the High Speed Stuff crew as they take a look at the industry built around do-it-yourself car repair in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do hybrids save you money on fuel?

 Do hybrids save you money on fuel?

Hybrid vehicles are more efficient than standard vehicles when it comes to fuel, but they're also more expensive. Do the savings make up for the added expense? Find out in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

What should you do after a car accident?

 What should you do after a car accident?

Car accidents are unpleasant occurrences, but knowing how to handle yourself after an accident can save you even more grief. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to get some common-sense tips on dealing with a car accident. See more »

Are solar-powered cars practical?

 Are solar-powered cars practical?

Proponents of solar power often describe it as the next step in auto evolution, painting a vivid picture of a world without oil dependency. Is modern technology up to the task? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to find out. See more »

How should I prepare for a road trip?

 How should I prepare for a road trip?

Most Americans have considered -- or taken -- an interstate roadtrip. It's even been considered a rite of passage. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn about the preparation necessary to make sure your car is up to the task. See more »

How Routine Maintenance Works

 How Routine Maintenance Works

When you visit the mechanic, an oil change usually includes a free check of other systems -- but what exactly is routine maintenance, and why is it important? Listen in to learn more about basic auto services in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

Could I build my own car?

 Could I build my own car?

From customization to outright fabrication, building and modifying cars can be a refreshing alternative to purchasing vehicles at a dealership. But is it possible to build your own car from scratch? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to find out. See more »

How Speed Works

 How Speed Works

Since the invention of the automobile, car manufacturers and drivers have pushed the limits of technology toward one primary goal: speed. Learn more about the need for speed in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 10 Everyday Car Technologies that Came from Racing

 Top 10 Everyday Car Technologies that Came from Racing

Every year, car companies pour millions of dollars into racing technology. This isn't just for entertainment -- check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how innovations in racing technology have influenced the technology in everyday cars. See more »

How Driverless Cars Will Work

 How Driverless Cars Will Work

Driverless cars were once the stuff of science fiction. However, as technology improves, computer-driven vehicles might be coming to a street near you. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the pros and cons of driverless cars. See more »

How Crash Tests Work

 How Crash Tests Work

Car manufacturers depend on intensive crash tests to guarantee the safety of a vehicle. However, crash testing is considered controversial by some groups, and unnecessary by others. Listen in as the HowStuffWorks podcasters explore crash testing. See more »

What will 'luxury car' mean in 2030?

 What will 'luxury car' mean in 2030?

As technology improves, the definition of luxury changes. For example, the luxurious car features of the past are often standard today. What does this mean for the future of luxury? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more. See more »