My father used to tell me women couldn’t drive, and that was that. Dad doesn’t think in those black and white terms anymore, and probably most people don’t either. But if pressed, I bet most guys would still say they have an edge over the opposite sex behind the wheel. However, a new study shows Read on! →

Automotive News reports that Allstate Insurance is expanding its finance and insurance offerings to include large-scale partnerships with automotive dealerships. The partnership will allow dealership agents to become licensed and sell auto insurance in Allstate’s name. Pilot program expands to all US dealerships Allstate Dealer Services, which is run by President Doug Herberger, began its Read on! →

Diesel cars are not typically thought to be as fast as their petrol counterparts. However, a team of students from Boise State University in Idaho are trying to get their biodiesel-powered S-10 to hit 215 miles per hour. New record In November 2011, according to Slashgear, a team of students from Boise State University in Read on! →

Purchasers of everything from electronics to clothing have shown time and time again that reviews play a huge part in buying decisions. This makes a new survey from J.D. Power and Associates that found reviews play a smaller role in vehicle purchasing than reputation especially surprising to some. Why some brands are avoided Released today, Read on! →

It’s not the smallest recall in recent memory, but it’s close. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that BMW will be recalling exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models to replace the automatic transmissions. The cars may roll away if the parking brake is not set, the NHTSA said. Manufacturing error The NHTSA reported Read on! →

Consumers in the market for a new or used car should seriously consider making the move this month. Historically, prices are at an annual low, loan incentives are outstanding, and leasing options are perhaps the best of all. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Kia and even BMW are offering a number of January leasing deals for less Read on! →

Several years ago, the Toyota Motor Corporation unseated General Motors as the best-selling car maker worldwide. Now, General Motors has reclaimed its throne after global sales in 2011 put GM back on top. From zero to hero General Motors, according to the Washington Post, was the top-selling car maker on the planet for more than Read on! →

Many of the major casualties of the U.S. auto industry collapse post 2008 were engineering jobs, notes Automotive News. Economic uncertainty led many talented engineers to jump ship for other industries. It’s been a slow climb back for automakers, who are pulling out the stops to bring top engineering talent back into the fold. Recruitment Read on! →

Americans still love their pickups, as witnessed by automakers’ intense focus on extending its lines of light- and heavy-duty models. General Motors is redesigning its trucks for today’s fuel-conscious drivers, Daimler is adding jobs to increase truck production, and Mitsubishi is designing an all-electric pickup just for farmers. GM offers extensive redesigns By 2013, GM Read on! →