It may be red or yellow, flashing or solid, a graphic or some words – but the “check engine” light is an important communication tool between you and your car. Usually, when the check engine light is off, you don’t even think about it. When it comes on, though, it is a warning from your Read on! →


Nighttime driving is more dangerous than driving during the day. According to the National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times greater when the sun is down. Don’t leave yourself in the dark when it comes to the kind of defensive driving techniques you can use to make driving in the dark or at Read on! →


Traditionally, when people think about buying a new car at a dealership, they often think of unpleasant experiences with pushy salespeople. Yet there are automotive dealerships in this great nation that have changed the high-pressure game. Courtesy Ford of Brooklyn, Conn., is a great example. Its sales and leasing staff have regularly received top ratings Read on! →


Several years ago, a company called Gibbs Technologies made news with the Aquada, an amphibious car. The Aquada was intended for production but has stalled, so the company has unleashed the Gibbs Phibian, an aquatic vehicle geared for police and military use. No Richard Branson this time Gibbs Technologies became famous some years ago for Read on! →


According to Car Insurance Genie, men almost always pay more for car insurance than women do. Is this a gender-biased system, or do insurance companies have good reasons for the cost disparity? And what can male motorists do to lower those costs? Men get in more accidents Insurance companies, like good gamblers, play the odds. Read on! →


In the 1980′s, cup holders were everything in vehicle sales. Now, a cup holder-style race is having a big effect on driver distraction. While keeping your eyes on the road should be the first concern of any driver, it seems to be more difficult than ever.   The history of the cup holder race The Read on! →


Automakers are in a fervent quest to make their cars ever more fuel efficient and are employing every trick at their disposal to do so. One method is to employ stop-start engine technology, which is going to appear in a growing number of vehicles. Stop start engine technology coming along nicely A big barrier to Read on! →


Road salt, garden variety salt used to deice roads in winter, causes corrosion in car suspension components, which leads to recalls. The latest is an expansion of a Jeep Liberty recall, which now includes more than 350,000 Liberty SUVs from the 2004 to 2007 model years. Rust in pieces Salt, as it turns out, is Read on! →


The Dodge Durango, put to rest in 2008 and resurrected again 2011, is nearing its final days. By 2016, it will be phased out in favor of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Eliminating redundancies In its post-bailout existence, Chrysler and all its subsidiary makes became the property of Fiat SpA. Its new master has said one Read on! →