The exhaust that your vehicle puts out can tell you a lot about how the engine is functioning. If the exhaust coming out of your vehicle starts to look or smell differently than normal, that difference can help you diagnose the problem. Blue smoke If blue or bluish smoke is coming out of your vehicle’s Read on! →


The 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth has made a big splash, in no small part because of the racy Super Bowl commercial starring striking Romanian-Italian supermodel Catrinel Menghia. Fiat is banking on the tall, small hatchback sending some pulses soaring with its retro styling and spirited engine. Motor Trend took it for a test drive, are Read on! →


Since an on-board event data recorder (EDR) was first used by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in 1991 to determine the details surrounding an automotive crash, the automotive industry knew it was the wave of the future. Today, an automotive computer captures a great deal of data regarding your driving habits within its crash Read on! →


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Sweden-based automaker Volvo will be recalling several thousand of its vehicles due to front and side airbag issues. The announcement was posted on the NHTSA website Friday. But Volvo may not have been timely in reporting the issue. Front and side airbags may not deploy The Read on! →


Hybrid and other green technologies are becoming all the rage. Audi’s electric drive train technology, called e-Tron, is set to start appearing in showrooms and the company is starting to promote it heavily. Going green at Le Mans Audi’s electric version of the R8, dubbed the R8 e-Tron, has been confirmed for production and is Read on! →


Volkswagen unveiled variations of its new three-door supermini van, the Up!, at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall. It will be showing four new variations of the Up! next week at the Geneva Motor Show. VW throws Up! out there The Up!, which goes on sale in Europe on March 5, is an economical city Read on! →


Roy LaHood, secretary of the Department of Transportation, was set to recommend Congress mandate car makers install back-up cameras on all models. However, he has decided to wait to issue a rule on the matter. Rule to reduce back-up accidents delayed again In 2007, a law was passed, according to USA Today, which mandated the Read on! →


Consumer Reports has just released its annual list of the best cars for the current model year. The 2012 list of best cars was topped by Subaru, as the top four best brands were all voted to be Japanese automakers. All wheel, all conquering Every year, Consumer Reports compiles a list of the top cars Read on! →


The redesigned 2012 Hyundai Azera is now on the market, reports Automotive News. The luxury sedan costs $6,600 more than the previous year’s model, but the addition of more upscale features, horsepower and stylistic flourishes help make up the difference. Including shipping, Hyundai’s new Azera starts at $32,875. Azera luxury means comfort For a luxury Read on! →