One of the biggest considerations one has to make when buying a car is the cost of insurance. A recent survey indicates that big family vehicles are the cheapest to insure compared to economical small sedans. Family values Car insurance, just like any other insurance, depends on the amount of risk posed. If a vehicle Read on! →


Goodyear announced in a press release Monday that it will be developing a tire that not only detects when its pressure is low, it will inflate itself for peak performance and safety. The company has not mentioned a time frame when the technology will become available to consumers. Goodyear is calling the new system Air Read on! →


Ford Explorer: the beginning of a love story The mom-mobile, the beloved suburban conveyor, the best-selling passenger vehicle in America for years on end: In its very success, the Ford Explorer unleashed a pestilence of vehicular obesity.  How did it get so fat?  Love had a hand in it.  People fell in love with the Read on! →


Since the 1990s, the nation’s law enforcement fleets have been dominated by Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, affectionately known to officers as the “Crown Vic.” But as beloved as the reliable workhorse has become, it will soon be a thing of the past. Crown Vic was a trusted steed Earlier this year, in a move Read on! →


Back in 2006 – before America’s economy took a nosedive and automakers begged at the government’s door – Ford considered its status among American automakers. The company pondered long and hard about how it got where it was and decided that going its own way was vital to its success when its brand needed help. Read on! →


Alabama’s controversial new immigration law is the strictest in the nation. Last week, a German executive with  Mercedes Benz was stopped by Tuscaloosa police and arrested for not having proper identification. Many in the state are now questioning the immigration policy, fearing it may cost the state money from foreign-owned corporations. Jailed for not having Read on! →


A 1903 Indian motorcycle, the oldest unrestored example known to exist, will be auctioned off on Saturday, April 21, in Frederick, Md., at the County Fairgrounds. Hung in dentist’s office for 30 years The motorcycle is part of the estate of the late Charlie Alder, Jr., whose father saw it hanging in a dentist’s office Read on! →


A New York man said good-bye to his beloved 30-year-old Honda Civic, Bluey, with a New-Orleans-style funeral procession that the whole neighborhood turned out for. A beloved Honda Civic Harry Ettling bought Bluey new, long before there were such things as hybrid cars and internet auto loans. He has driven and lovingly maintained Bluey for Read on! →


German automotive giant Volkswagen AG has reached an agreement with the Chinese government to build a new production plant in the western province of Xinjiang. Reuters reports that some controversy has been attached to the move, as Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China that is opposed to the government’s unofficial Read on! →


A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →