The term “smart car” is one we see a lot today. Ostensibly it means a car featuring “advanced electronics.” But if some cars are smart, there must be some that are not-so-smart on the other end of the spectrum. Several car sites recently made their picks for “dumb cars.” Here are a few that stood Read on! →


Rachel Veitch, one of the nation’s oldest motorist, has been driving the same car since 1964. But time changes all things, and last week, Veitch told reporters that she has driven her last. Driven to the moon and back With more than 576,000 miles clocked, Orlando, Fla.-resident Veitch could have driven to the moon, back Read on! →


Electronic, self-extending antennas look fancy. Unfortunately, these telescoping car radio antennas are prone to breakage, for example when your car goes through a car wash with the antenna extended. Knowing how to repair a retractable antenna is useful in these circumstances. Step No. 1 – Remove the broken pieces of your car antenna The first Read on! →


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! →


The best way, of course, to get to somebody on April Fool’s Day is to get them where they live. So what is it that Americans cherish the most? What is so precious to us that even a satirical skewering will cut us to the bone? Why, our rides, of course. Here is a rundown 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! →