Right Now in CarStuff

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Car Theft Works

Every 26 seconds, a car is stolen in the U.S. Unfortunately, thieves are more than willing to risk heavy penalties and arrests for the enormous profit involved in selling stolen cars and car parts. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more.