Deciding on a new vehicle can be tough because it means committing to a vehicle after test-driving it for a short amount of time. For those who want more information about a vehicle before buying, there is a very simple way to get an extended test-drive for less than $30. Why extended test drives are Read on! →


In an age where automotive safety devices are as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, some distressing things have happened on U.S. highways in 2012. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2012 jumped a whopping 13.5 percent, to the highest fatality rate since 2008. Sources indicate this Read on! →


A second instance of a Fisker Karma bursting into flames has been recorded, this time in California. The second Karma fire, just as with the first, is not believed to have been caused by the battery pack. Second Karma fire the last thing struggling Fisker needed A lot of criticism has been leveled at Fisker 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! →


U.S. safety regulators are conducting a preliminary probe into consumer complaints of side door fires in Toyota Camrys, Camry Solaras and RAV 4s. However, no recall has been issued at this time. Over 800,000 vehicles affected The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 830,000 2007 model year Toyota Camry sedans, Camry Solara coupes and Read on! →


A European field study has taken a look at the performance of crash avoidance systems, like crash detection and adaptive cruise control, finding they work. The study looked at several different types of the technology, finding collision risks were reduced 42 percent overall. Safety first Over the past decade, automakers have been including crash avoidance Read on! →


The U.S. Justice Department reported Wednesday that the Swedish auto parts maker Autoliv has agreed to plead guilty in an auto parts price fixing conspiracy. It is the sixth company caught so far in the investigation. A Japanese executive has also agreed to take a guilty stance. Fixing costs of safety gear The Stockholm-based Autoliv Read on! →


Sometimes, a vehicle featured in a major motion picture or iconic television series becomes almost as famous as the star of the film or TV series itself. Cars can hold value for decades if the vehicle becomes famous that way. Granted, sometimes it can be due to “product placement,” when a film company deliberately puts Read on! →


General Motors has delayed the delivery or sales of around 60,000 vehicles already on dealer’s lots due to a glitch in the OnStar crash notification system. The proactive move may have saved it a more expensive recall campaign, if left unattended until the future. OnStar glitch won’t report some crashes General Motors says that, unless Read on! →


An Acura ILX and Honda CR-V recall has been announced, as the rear doors on the cars could fly open. The issue is caused by a fault in the door latch for the front doors, posing a danger to driver and passengers. Honda CR-V recall only for current model year Honda, according to the Washington Read on! →