5 Car Waxes That Take the Work Out of Summer Car Care

No more swollen arm after buffing like a madman

Most paste car waxes require a tremendous amount of attention and arm strength, and then there's the dreaded sunglight issue that can ruin your car's paint job forever if you're not careful. But so much has changed over the years when it comes to car wax products. There are now polymers and liquid based waxes that are much less rigorous to apply and remove. Here are five waxes that will make this summer much more enjoyable by giving you time and freeing up those deltoids.

The 5 Hidden Costs That Sneak in When Buying a Vehicle

There are always a few more costs than you expect

It would be nice if buying a car was as easy as paying the price the vehicle is listed at. That, unfortunately, isn't usually the case. There's always going to be a few hidden fees and costs that sneak in at the last minute. Some of these are negotiable. Others, not so much.

What Vans Work for Conversions?

You have to start with a base vehicle and then customize

Conversion vans used to be a fairly common sight on American roadways in the 1980s and 90s. Now, you don't really see many of them owned by the average consumer. If you do, it's typically a survivor from the conversion van heyday. Despite this, these vans do still exist. It's just they're not as needed thanks to all the modern amenities that come in minivans these days. Still, if you wanted to outfit a van to your liking, you could.

The Five Levels of Autonomous Driving

It's not all hands-free, but it will certainly be someday

Full autonomous driving isn't quite a reality yet, but if you think there's absolutely zero autonomous driving tech out there, you're seriously mistaken. We hear the news about Tesla's Autopilot feature, driving assist technology that's pervading just about every brand and what manufacturers and tech companies are trying to do, even as you read this article. Here's a breakdown of the five (six, counting Level 0) levels of autonomous driving technology.

Here's What Comes Standard on the 3 Cheapest Cars in America

Low prices don't mean these cars are featureless

Most people equate cheap cars with poor quality and lack of any real features or amenities. It is true that you get more of basically everything in a more expensive car, but the way the automotive industry has progressed over the last decade or so has ensured that even the cheapest cars on the market come reasonably well-equipped.

The 10 Best Car Grilles are Bold and Beautiful

Brands aren't holding back when it comes to brand identity

Sure, every aspect of a car's appearance is important, but almost no feature is more noticeable on a vehicle than the grille. These days, carmakers are striving hard to make theirs distinct in a crowded field where originality can be very good or truly awful. Here are the some of the best grilles in the industry today.

5 Great Things About the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Just when you thought the SportWagen couldn't get better

Volkswagen went ahead and followed Volvo's V60 Cross Country playbook by creating a new, taller station wagon from its regular station wagon. The new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a brand new model in the German automaker's lineup for 2017, and it's pretty freakin' fantastic. Here are five reasons why it's worthy to pursue as your next car.

Jeep Brings Heavy Hitters to the 51st Annual Easter Jeep Safari

The brand pays homage to its heritage as well as its current models

Every year Jeep comes out with a bunch of concepts for its Easter Jeep Safari. This year, the brand wanted to celebrate the 25th birthday of the iconic Grand Cherokee. It did so by modernizing a 1993 Grand Cherokee. Aside from that, there are several modified Jeep Wranglers all with their own specific aesthetic, a new radical, off-road Jeep Compass and an old CJ-inspired Jeep Wrangler. Put them all together and you have one of the baddest groups of Jeep products out there.

The 7 Things That Get Car Shoppers to Buy

Price is a no-brainer, and we break down the rest

We all have friends who buy their cars based on looks, reliability or price alone, but most people tend to aggregate needs/desires together when they're shopping for their next car. Though most criteria for car shoppers haven't changed all that much, some have certainly grown in importance over the past decade, and there's definitely been some shift for others. Here are the eight factors that weigh heavily into car shopping.

5 Fake Styling Elements That Spread Like the Measles

Nobody needs these design elements on their car

Every few years, some kind of design element seems to take over the automotive industry. While this design proliferation can be good, often automakers copy design elements from high-performance cars in an attempt to spice things up on an otherwise boring model. The result? Stupid and fake design elements that have no real purpose whatsoever.

10 Cars with the Best Taillights are Beautiful to Behold from Behind

These are the cars you'll know just by the lights

It's amazing just how much small details can impact how you feel about a car. One detail that we've found can make a big difference are lights, specifically taillights. The taillights on a car are an important part of its identity. Just think about driving at night. Without being able to see the red glow of the car's taillights in front of you, not only would you likely get into an accident, but you'd have little chance of telling what the thing is.

These Five Supercar Crashes Show Us That Money Can't Buy Skills

The phrase, "Look, Ma! No Skills!" applies here.

We wonder why some supercar owners have more balls than skills, and many times there's video evidence of rich dudes (mostly) who wreck while showing off. It's tragic to see such wonderful cars become the victims of vehicular unforced errors. Check out the five videos below and tell us these nightmares weren't avoidable. We still won't believe you.

4 Upcoming Supercars That Will Blow Your Mind

Just when you thought things couldn't get better

We get to drive some pretty cool cars as automotive journalists. However, supercars tend to be in such high demand that the blessing of getting in one is a rare occurrence. That doesn't stop us from marking down models on our list that we'd like to throw around a turn or two.

5 Supercar Concepts That Should've Been Made

Some truly great ideas never make it to fruition

There are plenty of ludicrous concept supercars out there. Atrocities that we would never want to see produced. However, every once in a while, an automaker hits the mark just right, and suddenly we find ourselves in love with a technologically advanced and exceptionally fast machine we can't actually have.

The 10 Biggest Hurdles to a Self-Driving Reality

An autonomous future will happen eventually, just not immediately

It seems like everyone is talking about the impending arrival of thousands of autonomous cars to U.S. roads and for good reason. Just about every major automaker out there is trying to come up with a serious self-driving car. The issues with autonomous cars are many, but as technology progresses and problems identified, automakers will inch closer to self-driving cars being an everyday reality.