A new report from the Automobile Association of America found that 77 percent of all parents surveyed said they met or exceeded the recommendations regarding child car seats set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics one year ago. Guidelines revised in 2011 The report speaks well of the nation’s parents, who are taking child Read on! →


Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will be voluntarily recalling 778,000 of its RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h models in the U.S., due to a possible rear suspension arm failure following a rear-end alignment service. Toyota recall is announced The recall affects 760,000 RAV4 SUVs from the model years 2006 through early 2011. In Read on! →


The Texas Transportation Commission announced Thursday that the state will be upping its speed limit from 70 mph to 75 on more than 1,600 miles of nine interstate highways. Rural areas deemed safe Texas state transportation authorities agreed to faster speed limits on rural roads that are considered safe for the velocity. Before that, 75 Read on! →


The German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced last week that it will be voluntarily conducting a medium-scale recall of some of its E-Class station wagons over issues with the rear air-suspension system. Mercedes recall impacts nearly 4,000 vehicles According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker will be calling back 3,613 of its E350 4matic 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! →


Auto shows are kind of a big deal, as that is where car makers go to show off new cars and concept models. Chevrolet is taking the 2014 Impala to the New York Auto Show, along with some other new cars. A brand new start of it The New York Auto Show, according to Auto Read on! →


General Motors’ financial recovery has continued in a big way through the first quarter of 2011, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker made $3.2 billion in profit over the past three months, capping its fifth straight profitable quarter and exceeding the average analyst prediction of $1.6 billion. GM profits included $1.5 billion resulting from Read on! →


Wouldn’t it be nice if a gallon of gas was only $1? Some residents of Pasadena, Texas, were recently treated to $1 per gallon gas thanks to a computer glitch. Gas discounts are bigger in Texas The last time gas was $1 per gallon, Bill Clinton was president, Brett Favre was quarterback for the Packers Read on! →


The 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth has made a big splash, in no small part because of the racy Super Bowl commercial starring striking Romanian-Italian supermodel Catrinel Menghia. Fiat is banking on the tall, small hatchback sending some pulses soaring with its retro styling and spirited engine. Motor Trend took it for a test drive, are Read on! →


The threat of identity theft among General Motors employees has run amok, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker has signaled a fraud alert, warning 883 active and retired employees that they should take steps to shield themselves against identity theft. Sources indicate a GM employee downloaded employee records before retiring from the company in Read on! →