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! →


Not long ago, Ram and General Motors both announced bi-fuel systems for certain pickups models, which would allow them to run on Compressed Natural Gas as well as gasoline. GM has just announced the pricing, and it costs an extra $11,000 for the bi-fuel system. Flexible on fuel A few months ago Ram, formerly the Read on! →


Known as In Car Entertainment or Car Infotainment systems, the electronics in vehicles intended to provide information and entertainment are gaining in popularity. New numbers put out by market research company IHS iSuppli estimate that automotive infotainment will be a market worth more than $33 billion in 2012. Defining automotive infotainment Automotive infotainment systems are Read on! →


Auto collectors nationwide are currently green with envy, reports Auto Week. Snatching up the oldest classic Porsche sold in America tends to stir the pot of jealousy. That’s exactly what Robert Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla., did when he found a 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet in a salvage yard. 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet won the Read on! →


Ford has not been able to escape safety issues with its redesigned Escape SUV. Yet another Escape recall campaign has been launched on the model. That makes three this summer. The latest, announced Wednesday, targets a coolant leak that could lead to a fire. Current Ford Escape recall This most recent recall affects 7,600 Escape Read on! →


The hot hatch variant of the Ford Focus, the Focus ST, has previously been available in Europe, though Ford announced a while ago that it would go on sale in the U.S. The car will be at dealerships by June, starting at $24,495 before destination charges. Domestic hot hatch Hot hatchbacks are cool, because they Read on! →


In 1959, Congress passed the first legislation pertaining to the use of safety belts in the U.S. Before then, safety gear was rare at best. In a drive down hazardous memory lane, Popular Mechanics profiles some of the most dangerous automotive interiors ever. 1905 Darracq 200HP: In the hot seat The automotive industry was in 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! →


While there are a number of obvious ways to care for your car and obtain maximum value from your purchase, paying attention to the following top 10 offbeat automotive tips can be equally lucrative. As seen on The Fun Place, some of these ideas may be familiar (not entirely offbeat), while others may touch on Read on! →


Monday, Volkswagen introduced the new Beetle at the New York Auto Show. Although a price has yet to be announced, it is known that the 2012 VW Beetle redesign will appear in showrooms in October, reports AOL Autos. This will be only the third version of the German working-class subcompact car in its 90-year history. Read on! →