The age-old tradition of getting under the hood and doing one’s own auto maintenance is increasingly endangered. However, a growing number of people are finding out there are auto repairs that anyone can do. Tell a grease monkey passerby that here under the car we lie According to MSN, a survey conducted several years ago Read on! →


Electronic vehicles are riding the crest of the green transportation wave, and wireless EV charging is among the more exciting associated technologies. The convenience of abandoning wires and plugs is obvious, but some critics have questioned how efficient wireless charging can be. According to the Detroit Free Press, however, a Morrisville, N.C., start-up called Evatran Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into reports of Chevrolet Cruze sedans and Jeep Wrangler SUVs catching fire. There is no common cause; the vehicles are made by different manufacturers but the NHTSA is looking into the matter. Spontaneous combustion The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two probes into reports Read on! →


In a move made possible by the North American Free Trade Agreement, Ford announced it will invest $1.3 billion into a production plan in Mexico. Planned expansion of the plant will create jobs that will enable the automaker to keep up with demand for the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans, reports Read on! →


Once upon a time, teenagers pined for the day they’d receive their drivers’ licenses; it was a right of passage. Today, a study by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor finds that teen drivers would rather navigate the information superhighway than the interstate highway system. Simply put, U.S. teens of driving age prefer having Read on! →


Honda announced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling more than half a million SUVs within the U.S. over a potential defect in the headlight wiring. Meanwhile, a new plant for producing the U.S. version of the automaker’s Fit breaks ground south of the border. CR-V and Pilots recalled The recall affects 2002-2004 CR-V SUVs, as Read on! →


While the problem of SUV rollover has been greatly improved via changes in vehicle design and technology, excessive cargo weight can still increase the likelihood that a rollover will occur. Knowing the limitations of a vehicle before handling heavy cargo on winding roads can save your life and the lives of others. Taller SUVs have Read on! →


As gas prices continue to soar across the nation, many drivers of premium cars may be considering switching to a cheaper grade of fuel to save money on the road. Experts say it is probably not a good idea. Fuel price exceeds $4 early Fuel prices rose to more than $4 a gallon in Washington, Read on! →


The Ford Explorer was the poster child of the SUV craze of the mid-1990s into the 2000s. However, Ford thinks that its image is a bit too family-friendly and has punched up the range with the Explorer Sport, a 350-horsepower turbo edition of the family hauler. The golden retriever of the car world In the Read on! →


Mercedes-Benz averaged 43 hours of production time per vehicle in 2008, and the German luxury automaker would like to cut that average significantly by 2015, reports Automotive News. By that year, Mercedes-Benz would like to have restructured its global production network so that 30 hours of production time per vehicle is the norm. Mercedes-Benz to Read on! →