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 to Answer 'Tell Me About Yourself'

You hear this vague directive in all different circumstances of life. Here's how to nail it every time you're asked.

How to Access the Dark Web

Are there legitimate reasons to seek out the dark web? Sure. We explain what's on the dark web, how to access it and why you'll want to proceed with a healthy dose of caution.

How to Restore Your Car's Faded Black Trim

Is your car's deep black trim now a dingy gray? You can change that with a little elbow grease and a few hours of your time.

Is It Bad to Drive Without a Gas Cap?

We've all done it — forgotten to put the gas cap back on after fueling up and then driven off from the gas station. So is it bad for our cars?

You'll Never Guess What Company Makes the World's Most Tires

There are a ton manufactured every year across the world. So what company makes the most? You'll probably be shocked to find out.

Tail of the Dragon, Plus 4 Other Roads That Are Wicked-fun to Drive

Itching for a road trip that is as exhilarating as it is memorable? Check out one of these five drives that you surely won't forget.

Hilarious Posters Poke Fun at Bad National Park Reviews

Illustrator Amber Share loves the outdoors. But not everyone has her same enthusiasm. She found a way to turn their bad reviews of national parks into comedy gold.

Who Insures Race Car Drivers and Their Cars?

Part of the thrill for spectators in car racing is the wrecks — assuming everyone is OK. But who is left picking up the bill when those expensive cars end up destroyed?

How to Combat 'Mask Breath' and the Pandemic of Halitosis

Now that we're all supposed to be wearing masks, we've all become keenly aware of something: our breath. And guess what? It doesn't always smell good.

Are Record Low Gas Prices Good or Bad for the Economy?

Gas prices have plummeted across the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic. That might be a good thing for your wallet, but is it good for the economy? It depends.

Fenn's Treasure Has Been Found!

A reclusive millionaire hid a treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border in 2010. Some lucky hunter finally found it.

Ford Software Update Lets Cop Cars Cook Away Coronavirus with Heat

A software update from Ford heats cars up to 133 degrees Fahrenheit to help police officers reduce the footprint of the COVID-19 virus in their patrol fleet.

A Dashcam Might Be Helpful if You Get Into a Car Accident

Dashcams are inexpensive and easy to install. And they might be provide critical evidence if you're involved in a car accident. So why don't you have one?

I Had a Baby During the Pandemic and This Is What Happened

HowStuffWorks contributor Cherise Threewitt was due to deliver her baby in late March. She never knew that would mean she'd be having her child in the midst of a global pandemic.

How to Keep Your Car Running While You're Sheltering in Place

It's important to exercise during quarantine to keep your body in shape. The same goes for your car. We'll tell you what to do to keep it running smoothly.

How to Future-proof Your Child's Credit From Fraud

The last thing you want for your child is to have their identity stolen before they're old enough to open a credit card. The good news is there are ways to protect them from financial fraud.

Is Your Junk in the Trunk or the 'Frunk'?

Frunks, usually reserved for VW Beetles and classic European sports cars, are moving into the mainstream, as trunks take a front seat.

Want an Emoji on Your License Plate? Move to Vermont!

The Green Mountain State has introduced a bill to allow motorists to include emojis on their license plates. And we are totally on board.

Is Jaywalking Still a Crime?

The history of jaywalking is probably way more complex than you'd expect. Criminalizing crossing the street has roots in the auto industry, class wars and even racism.