A spare tire is one of those things we often do not think about until we need it. In an effort to improve fuel economy, many car makers are choosing to forgo the spare tire in favor of lighter-weight solutions. Cutting out the weight The heavier something is, the more energy it takes to move Read on! →


The problem with electronic devices is compatibility between makes. Can you imagine if all cell phones used the same type of charger? That would make public charging stations possible and convenient. Such is the thinking behind a coalition of eight automakers, who want to make a standard interface across electric and plug-in hybrid models. A Read on! →


Most people buy a car rather than lease it, which in many cases makes sense but not always. However, if one wanted to get a Scion iQ lease or a lease on a number of other models, they will probably be able to do it for dirt cheap thanks to automakers not charging much. Scion Read on! →


Ford has announced a recall for more than 140,000 Focus units because of a fault in the windshield wiper motors. The motor can develop a leak, causing the wiper motor to fail and thus pose a risk of reduced visibility to drivers. Ford out to wipe defect from the Focus The Ford Motor Company, according Read on! →


Mazda has long been known for making cars with rotary engines, the latest being the RX-8 sports car. Mazda is discontinuing the RX-8, but a special edition trim, called the Sprint R, is getting an expanded run, giving the car a brief stay of execution. The spin zone For many years, Mazda has been putting Read on! →


Visibility is of singular importance when operating a motor vehicle. When a car’s fabric headliner sags down into the driver’s eyes while the vehicle is rolling down the highway, particularly at night, the results can be disastrous. Rather than driving blind, here’s how to repair a car headliner the right way. Bad foam? You need Read on! →


In a world where fuel costs are out of sight and the newest automobiles, trucks and SUVs are prohibitively expensive, city dwellers who want powered personal transportation without a huge price tag still have a great option. Two-wheeled scooters remain popular for city driving, and they are increasingly fuel-efficient. If you are in the market Read on! →


The Chrysler Group has announced plans for a major investment in its Jeep production plant in Toledo, Ohio. Automotive News reports that the automaker will direct $500 million toward the improvement of the Toledo North Assembly Complex, where Jeep and other vehicles are built. The money will both improve the Toledo plant’s production capability and Read on! →


People like to hear about Ferraris because many gear heads have an inner 10-year-old who still wants a Ferrari poster on the wall. The next generation of said posters may have the F12 Berlinetta, the fastest Ferrari road car yet. Official unveiling in Geneva There are a handful of motor shows where car makers take Read on! →


A second instance of a Fisker Karma bursting into flames has been recorded, this time in California. The second Karma fire, just as with the first, is not believed to have been caused by the battery pack. Second Karma fire the last thing struggling Fisker needed A lot of criticism has been leveled at Fisker Read on! →