Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Chrysler Group LLC has tired of waiting for the U.S. government to make a decision regarding the automaker’s candidacy for as much as $7 billion in green auto loans. The potential loans from the U.S. Department of Energy are intended to encourage automakers nationwide to adopt more environmentally friendly production methods Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the rock star of independent firms making electric vehicles, has its fingers in all sorts of pies at the moment. The company has pre-orders flooding in for its Model S and Model X cars and has just announced a joint project with Mercedes. Model X already getting pre-orders Tesla Motors recently unveiled its Read on! →


Deciding on a new vehicle can be tough because it means committing to a vehicle after test-driving it for a short amount of time. For those who want more information about a vehicle before buying, there is a very simple way to get an extended test-drive for less than $30. Why extended test drives are Read on! →


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! →


Results of the most recent iteration of the J.D. Power automotive reliability study have been released, and Ford and General Motors are sitting pretty, reports the Detroit Free Press. Four of the top 10 brands listed in the J.D. Power and Associates study belong to Ford or General Motors. Overall, the level of automotive reliability Read on! →


Conventional thought is that “green vehicles,” such as hybrids and electric cars, are better to buy because they pollute less than traditional cars. However, where the electricity comes from matters a lot. Facing the charges A growing number of people are buying “green vehicles,” for a variety of reasons. Electric vehicles don’t use gasoline and Read on! →


Hyundai’s CEO in the U.S. said last week that, in its push to keep sales brisk stateside, the automaker would back off on entering the pickup segment and concentrate more on six and seven passenger crossover SUVs. Hyundai wants momentum to continue Hyundai North America had a good year in 2011. Besides enjoying high sales, Read on! →


Filling your tires with air now includes a multitude of decisions, including a decision about what type of air to use. Some enthusiasts say that filling tires with nitrogen will improve performance, but the cost may not be worth it. History of nitrogen in tires Originally, the idea of filling tires with nitrogen started in Read on! →


A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release Monday reported that Chrysler will be recalling nearly 10,000 Dodge Chargers fitted to be used as police patrol cruisers. The cars may have a light bulb harness connector that overheats, leading to failure of the low-beam headlights. The issue can also possibly lead to problems with the Read on! →