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Cherise Threewitt

Contributing Writer

Cherise Threewitt is a Chicago-based writer and editor with 15 years of experience covering the automotive industry. At HowStuffWorks, Cherise enjoys researching and writing stories that make cars and car culture interesting and accessible for everyone. When Cherise isn't writing, she's probably at the gym, paddling on Lake Michigan, or driving her 2019 Subaru WRX.

Recent Contributions

How the Best Public Transportation Benefits Cities and Residents

A 2019 study evaluated public transportation in 100 U.S. cities and ranked them from best to worst. So who got top dibs, and how is theses cities and the residents benefiting?

Maintaining a Car's Matte Finish Is Easier Than You Think

We're here to debunk the myth that matte finish paint is super- high maintenance. It just needs proper upkeep to truly shine.

How to Escape a Sinking Car

The impossible happens. You're trapped in your car and it's sinking. Could you break a window to get out?

Can You Hotwire a Late-model Car?

Is hotwiring a car as easy as it looks in those heist flicks? Yes and no. We'll explain.

Porsche Joins Electric Vehicle Race With 2020 Taycan

Porsche unveiled its first electric sports car, the Taycan, and its plans for a sustainable future.

10 Factors That Affect Your Car's Resale Value

Trying to sell or trade in your car? Lots of things you might not expect will influence how much you can get for it.

The Fight Over the Right to Repair Rages On

The right to repair movement advocates for consumers' rights to repair and modify their own products. Who would be against that? We'll explain.

Is Parallel Parking Outdated?

Sure, it's a good skill to have, but for how much longer?

Meet the Adorable Honda E

The newest electric vehicle from Honda is a throwback to the 1970s Honda Civic, with charming headlights and endearing styling.

Womanikin: Overcoming the Stigma of Breasts and CPR

Performing CPR on a woman means that, yes, there will be some hand-to-breast contact. Womanikin is designed to help reduce the stress and hesitation.

Texas Law Would Let Parents Give Teen's Driving Test

Who needs the DMV? If Texas HB 409 passes, parents could soon bypass it altogether and make their novice teens legal to drive.

Millennials and Gen Xers Best Boomers at Collecting Cars

There's been a slow shift in who's collecting cars, and the boomer generation just passed the torch to two younger generations.

Do You Need to Wash Your Car's Undercarriage?

You might be a stickler about washing your car every week. But if you're not washing your car's undercarriage at least a few times a year, you may as well not wash your car at all.

Jeep Celebrates the Gladiator at Easter Jeep Safari

The fan-favorite four-wheel automaker unveils six concept trucks based on its new Jeep Gladiator.

Wearable Air Bags Save Lives

These personal air bags can help anyone prone to falling, including motorcyclists, horseback riders and senior citizens.

The 'Dutch Reach' Prevents Bike Crashes

Opening your car door the right way could help you avoid a horrifying collision with a biker and save a life.

Do Today's Cars Still Need Tuneups?

Don't let your mechanic fool you. Most late-model cars are super-advanced and don't require this service.

Is the Autobahn Headed to California?

One California legislator hopes so and introduced legislation to have highways with no speed limits.

How to Wipe Personal Data From Your Car

You'd be surprised how much of your personal information is being collected and stored by your car.

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