Summer is here, and for those of us who want to hop in the little deuce coupe and head for the beach, some driving on sand may be required. Hard-packed sand is a snap, but what if your tires have to take on loose, fluffy sand on a beach or in the desert? Here are Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating possible issues with automatic transmissions in the Saturn Aura since last year. Saturn is no more, but the agency is looking into similar defects in other GM models. Faulty gear selector can cause accidents A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation has been going on since Read on! →


With new models and a reputation on the upswing, Ford Motor Co. is running strong, reports Automotive News. On Friday, the company may reveal that 2010 was its most profitable year since 2000. It would be the second straight year under CEO Alan Mulally that Ford has announced a profit. Ford ‘money machine’ translates into Read on! →


There are many dangers one must confront while driving, not least of which are the other cars on the road. There are also large critters in some parts of the country, weather events and also collapsing road signs, which give way and land on unsuspecting driver’s cars. Texas claims tort immunity in case of collapsing Read on! →


Ford is recalling late model versions of its rear-wheel drive vehicles, including the Mustang, F series pickups and Expedition SUV, among others. The issue is with a transmission sensor that is not calibrated correctly, which can cause the reverse gear to malfunction. Back that thing up Ford, according to USA Today, has announced a recall Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating a variety of cars that may be susceptible to fires in the doors. The probe initially concentrated on Toyota models, but it has been expanded to include the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Problem possibly in power window switch On Feb. 10, according to Businessweek, the National Highway Traffic Read on! →


Big and tall drivers need interior space in order to enter, properly operate and exit a vehicle. Forget about chop shop stories like that of former NBA center Manute Bol, who at 7-foot-7 was forced to remove the front seat of his first car so that he could drive from the back. Unmodified, the following Read on! →


For right or wrong, recent lithium-ion battery fire stories in the news have caused some to question the safety of electric vehicles. Sometimes, the batteries hold up, and other times, they don’t. A horrific accident involving a Ferrari 599 GTO and an electric taxi May 26 in Singapore has gained international attention, but not because Read on! →


Not many cars stay in production for 30 years. One of the few that has, the Lada Riva, was one of the icons of the Soviet auto industry. Now, it is being phased out as the company is being modernized. Some things stay the same The list of cars that remain in production for several Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Wednesday that electronic stability control (ESC) systems should be mandated on all large commercial trucks, buses and motor coaches. Save 60 lives a year Already mandatory on passenger vehicles for 2012, the expanded mandate, according to the federal regulator, will eliminate more than half of the yearly Read on! →