Cars, Trucks & Engines
You may have passed the test for your driver's license, but that doesn't mean you'll ace our quizzes about all things auto. Buckle up, because we're about to test your auto knowledge.
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Major mistakes can cost U.S. automakers a lot of time and money, and in some cases even cost drivers their lives. But it usually takes a combination of failures to make a car or an automotive brand truly flop — from design and engineering problems to poor sales or ... well, sometimes being ugly is all it takes. How many of these famous auto fiascos do you know? Take this quiz to find out!
Every day, millions of people hop into their vehicles and zoom off down the highway, but many of them have forgotten the basic rules of driving. Could you pass a basic driver's exam?
By John Miller
When you're on the road for days at a time in the business of long haul trucking, your social life will consist of talking to other folks on the road on your CB. Every trucker has a handle on the CB radio, and they help each other out by pointing out Smokey or catching up about how things went at the Chicken Coop. What would your trucker handle be? Take this quiz to find out!
By Mark Philip Lichtenstein
You may, and for good reason, have been known to ogle the Toyota Tacoma. Or maybe you prefer to debate whose line of trucks is better, Ford or Chevy. But how much do you know about the first pickup trucks to drive on U.S. roads? Let's find out!
Before the days of fuel efficiency ratings and airbags, there were muscle cars; the brawny spawn of Detroit car makers. How much do you know about these muscular American classics?
By John Miller
Unless it's caused you problems in the past, you're probably only familiar with your car's powertrain because of the powertrain warranty offered by the dealership. The powertrain isn't a part you can order from the service department when something goes wrong, though. It's a series of components working together to get you and your car where you want to go.
As many as 35 percent of U.S. drivers admit to driving too fast. And 19 percent admit to cutting off other motorists -- on a daily basis. But what about the traffic laws you may not even know you're breaking? See if you're a good driver, or just think you are.
Sure, you know what’s under the hood of your car in general, but how deep does that knowledge go? But What about all the different types of engines and how they work? Test your engine knowledge with this quiz!
By J. Reinoehl
It's easy to take automobiles for granted - keep some gas in the car, turn your key to start and you're all set, right? But the modern convenience of planes, trains and automobiles relies on a complex system of parts set in motion by the ignition system. How much do you know about the principles and engineering that make your ride get up and go?
By Olivia Seitz
Do you know the difference between your engine and transmission? Between a camshaft and a crankcase? Engine trouble, transmission problems and other car maintenance issues are inescapable if you're a car owner. Buckle up and find out how much you know about your car's engine and more.
Whether your car is front, rear or all-wheel drive, you wouldn't get very far if your car's engine torque couldn't get to the wheels. How much do you know about what happens after you give the car some gas?
What does it mean when a car engine makes this sound or that one? And what should you do when the check engine light comes on? Is it always a sign to immediately stop driving? See how much you know about those knocks, leaks and other engine issues.
Ford revolutionized manufacturing and helped make Detroit the one-time industrial center of the world. How much do you know about the history of the Ford Motor Co.? Take this quiz to find out.
When it comes to these four-wheeled speed monsters, whiplash is part of the fun. How much do you know about the world's fastest cars?
If you thought the monthly payment on your 3-year old minivan was bad, wait until you see these jaw-dropping numbers. How much do you know about the world's most expensive cars?
Everyone knows that driving can be hazardous, but some vehicles are far more treacherous than others. How much do you know about the history of dangerous cars?
Flip through the pages of almost any automotive publication and you will see horsepower and torque listed for each vehicle. But how much do you know about these measurements? Channel your inner motorhead, and see if you can ace this quiz.
Put two things side by side, and decide which one has more horsepower — that's what this quiz is all about. It's like drag racing in quiz form!
Two-stroke engines are simple and light as compared to four-stroke engines, but they have their drawbacks. How much do you know about these powerful engines? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
Harley-Davidson is synonymous with deafening roars on the open road. How much do you know about these world-famous motorcycles? Take this quiz to find out.
From revolutionary inventions to famous feuds, the history of American automakers is the stuff of legend. How much do you know about home-grown cars? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
By Seth Thomas
Many of our household tools and vehicles — like lawnmowers, chainsaws, outboard boats and snowmobiles — are powered by small engines. It's a good idea to have a working knowledge of how these systems work and what to do when they don't. Take this quiz and find out if you've got the skills to repair and maintain small engines!
A car's transmission enables the engine to provide a wide range of output speeds — without it, you'd be limited to just one gear. But how much do you know about this vital piece of automotive hardware? Test your knowledge of both automatic and manual transmissions by taking this quiz!
While diesel earned itself a bad reputation for spewing soot in the early days, improvements have made it much cleaner. Test your knowledge of all things diesel with this quiz.
Can you tell the difference between a camshaft and a stick shift? You will once you take the engine performance quiz. See if you know what makes your car get up and go.