Articles on Cars and Transportation

Is Infrastructure Destiny?

Today is National Ride Your Bike to Work Day. I have a bike but I chose to drive in my “Share the Road” license-plate embellished car today. Why? The route from home to office, though short, is treacherous. [more]

Will gas top $4 a gallon this summer? I say yes.

Before you go jumping all over the place and pointing out that I have done no real market analysis to back up my prediction, I would like to point out: I have done no real market analysis to back up my prediction. [more]

Removing Car Scratches: The Revenge of the Frugal Body Shop

Scratches are annoying and prevalent forms of car damage. We all get them, they really look awful and I've been hunting for new and old techniques for removal. Here are a few.

Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply

Dents suck. And so does the cost to repair them. Here are quick and cheap ways to remove dents.

Don't Overpay While Driving - Put Down Your Cell and Save $101

My home state of Washington is set to require, by law, that drivers who want to yack on the cell phone use a hands-free set or earpiece. [more]

Can Acetone Dramatically Increase Your Gas Mileage?

Can acetone dramatically increase your gas mileage? Wise Bread reader Kip Kay told us that by adding pure acetone into his gas tank, his car now gets 10 extra miles per gallon.

Ask the Readers

Usually, I have a lot to write about. But today? Today there's only one thing I can write about, because this thing is driving me crazy. [more]

Fight Your Speeding Ticket, Save Yourself Some Dough

I've never fought a speeding ticket before. I usually just pay it and forget it. By "usually", I mean, for the two tickets I got before when I was 16 and 19 years old. My recent ticket was an anomaly for a couple of reasons. [more]

Drive across America for FREE.

  How would you like to see everything that America has to offer, with all your friends, and not pay one cent for it? Well, it's not as far-fetched as you may think. [more]

How would you like a free car?

Want a free car? Well, wrap it up — literally!

Save money on gas + free ebook

Save more money at the pump with these top 10 tips.

Car Buying Part 2 – Into the Devil's domain.

Before you brave the Devil's Dominion of car dealerships, take these 10 tips with you. Don't be a laydown!

Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.

Skip the dealership. Have a licensed broker find you the exact car you want without spending a dime over budget.

Alternatives to drunk driving

Party hardy tonight, but don't drive drunk! A drunk driving conviction is just not worth it, especially when there are plenty of safe, pain-free alternatives.

Gas Efficient Driving

Your gas mileage depends more on the way you drive than on what car you are driving. Here's how to avoid more stops at the pump.