As automakers vie to meet ever-increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, they are introducing a greater number of diesel cars. People are buying them, too, as sales of diesel cars have been picking up in recent months. Oil burners in vogue as sales of diesel cars increase More people are trying to squeeze every inch of 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! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a caution that a number of people who get replacement airbags after a crash are at risk. The bags in question are counterfeit air bags, installed due to being incredibly cheap and have been found to not work, partially work or explode if activated. Fake replacement airbags Read on! →


A new kind of police siren, made by the Whelen company, is making its presence felt on the nation’s streets and highways. And that’s not figurative. The Howler emits a low-frequency vibration that can be felt as well as heard. Felt 200 feet away The Howler, or Rumbler as it is called in some areas, Read on! →


Your car’s alternator is a generator. It’s the link between the gas tank and battery, converting mechanical energy from the serpentine belt into electrical energy that tops off the battery and powers on-board devices. It is important that your alternator works correctly, or the battery charge will run out more rapidly. Rather than becoming stranded, Read on! →


BMW has announced a recall of more than 32,000 cars in North America for an issue that could pose a fire hazard. The problem is with a component that can smolder; it’s found in models made between 2008 and 2011 equipped with turbocharged 8- and 12-cylinder engines Water pump circuit boards going kaput BMW, according to Read on! →


Swedish automaker Saab has been on the ropes for years, but the firm may have been saved by two Chinese auto firms. A last minute agreement by Zhejiang Youngman Lotus and Pang Da to purchase Saab appears to have saved it from liquidation. Possible end to Saab story Earlier this year, it was announced that Read on! →


For good or ill, governments and a good cross section of people want to diminish the “carbon footprint” or emissions of carbon dioxide, of human civilization. It isn’t so much that cars aren’t contributing, but some information about cars carbon footprint might be surprising. Study suggests a dog is equal to a cars carbon footprint Read on! →


Parents the world over have bestowed the Nintendo DS, a handheld game console, upon their children. However, there may be a reason to confiscate the portable game system on road trips, partially because they are noisy and because the Nintendo DS can be used as a satellite navigation system. Defeat Bowser then turn left in Read on! →


For many individuals without much income, a vehicle can make a huge difference. A new study by the Consumer Federation of America has found that many low-income families pay disproportionately high prices for vehicle insurance. The insurance requirement Forty-nine of the 50 states in the United States require all drivers to have vehicle insurance of Read on! →