While the surge of Memorial Day weekend traffic will be somewhat less than has been traditional, estimates the American Automobile Association, lowering gas prices will lure more American onto highways than were out last year. Travelers up 1.4 percent According to AAA, there will be nearly 35 million U.S. travelers going 50 miles or more Read on! →


Nissan has announced a second electric vehicle will join its lineup in the next few years. The company is going to manufacture an electric version of the NV200 compact cargo van at its factory in Spain beginning in 2014. Stand by your van Several years ago, Nissan released a new commercial vehicle, the NV200 van, Read on! →


A highly fuel-efficient car at the local dealership will get 40 miles per gallon or more, but that is barely scratching the surface of what is possible. The winning car in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe got 8,002 miles per gallon. Hyper-hypermiling Shell, the gasoline company, sponsors and puts on a race series every year in Read on! →


The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be recalling nearly 700 of its 2013 Lexus GS 350 models because of a software issue that could cause steering wheel problems. The recall also includes some two-wheel drive F Sport grade Lexus GS350s. Steering wheel may be off-center According to Toyota, the software Read on! →


If anyone is holding class resentment for people who spend upward of $100,000 on a car, there is some comfort in knowing their posh luxury boxes cost them a lot of money. Not only to buy, but also to keep on the road, as the most expensive cars are also the costliest to own. Janis Read on! →


Taking into consideration what each auto brand has earned, what it is expected to earn, as well as a host of other factors, the marketing firm Millward Brown says it has determined which brands are the most “valuable” in the automotive world today. Data and market research The seventh-annual 2012 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Read on! →


For the driver, surviving an auto accident is typically a matter of utilizing proper safety restraints. For a pedestrian, however, there are not a few thousand pounds of metal, plastic and fiberglass or a crumple zone to absorb the impact. Yet all need not be lost if a pedestrian is prepared. Learn how to survive Read on! →


The older a car gets, the more expensive it becomes to keep her on the road. On the other hand, if you keep Old Reliable running, you save money on hefty monthly car payments. Finding the point at which that balance tips in the favor of repair costs is the crux of determining when to Read on! →


If your hands feel clammy and you become nervous and fidgety if you’re away from Internet connectivity and social media for an extended period, you have a problem. The automotive industry is apparently happy to be your enabler, distracted driving and flaming auto accidents be damned. Despite objections from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Read on! →