Even though the speed a vehicle can travel is important, it is just as important to be able to stop if and when you want. There are two major types of braking systems in most vehicles – drum brakes and disk brakes. These two braking systems are used for very different reasons, though both are Read on! →


We all know that we are supposed to change the oil in our cars on a regular basis, but other than natural or synthetic, most people don’t usually think much about what oil goes in or comes out. Re-refined or re-processed oil is engine lubricant that is exactly what it sounds like — used oil Read on! →


While it may sound like science fiction to some, being car hacked might just be one of the first high-tech crimes to hit the expressway, reports Discover Magazine. With some knowledge of a modern vehicle’s computer system, a wireless Internet connection and the right software, hackers just might be able to take control of a Read on! →


Vehicle theft rates have been dropping, by as much as 18 percent over the last two years. At the same time, vehicle thefts do still happen. It is important to take a few steps to reduce the chance your car will be stolen as much as possible. 1- Never leave your car running When you Read on! →


Buying a flood-damaged automobile is an extreme risk, which makes knowing how to spot flood damage a valuable skill. Considering how many flood-damaged cars have hit the market in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it pays for consumers to know how to protect themselves against polished, shiny vehicles hiding a proverbial ticking time bomb under Read on! →


If you’re in the market for a used car, then you’ve probably at least thought about going to a car auction. Car auctions can get you great deals, but they can also be intimidating. So what is the best way to get into a car auction and get a great deal on a used car? Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this morning that it will be launching an investigation into sticky accelerator pedals in 2007 Dodge Caliber vehicles. Both Dodge and the NHTSA have confirmed that no property damage, accidents or injuries have resulted from the sticky pedal issue. NHTSA received Dodge Caliber pedal complaints The National Highway Read on! →


On Wednesday morning, Democratic senator from California Barbara Boxer introduced a bill that would close the “revolving door” between the NHTSA and automakers. A part of the continuing fallout of the Toyota recall fiasco, this bill addresses an issue raised repeatedly in congressional hearings. Should the bill pass, high-level NHTSA employees would be required to Read on! →


Ford’s traditional image of big trucks, SUVs and sports cars with more muscle than economy may be changing, if the recent unveiling of the Ford Start concept at the Beijing Auto Show is any indication. The Explorer, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator chewed up the road and guzzled gas, but today’s urban car buyer wants economy. Read on! →


Guess that Toyota recall will continue to hurt for a while Toyota is a brand that has been synonymous with quality over the years. While they remain a high-quality automaker, the recent Toyota recall (including the little Prius braking problem) have but a bit of a damper on their financial outlook. Not only will it Read on! →