Italian automaker Fiat wants to put an espresso maker in its 2013 500L model. The idea is meeting resistance in the U.S., for fear of causing distracted driving. But it could save a bundle on morning Starbucks runs. Fiat espresso maker The in-board espresso coffee maker will appear as an option this fall in Fiat Read on! →


It seems like there is a day for everything anymore, and its the same with the plug-in electric vehicle. National Plug In Day is a day of awareness and appreciation for the rising segment of the automotive industry. It is being celebrated in more than twice as many cities as last year. And you might Read on! →


The 2010 Ford Fusion, Motor Trend’s 2010 “Car of the Year,” has been hailed as the economical midsize sedan that brings both driving excitement and a green soul to a very competitive segment of the automotive market. But Fusion fans should take heed, reports Reuters. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Read on! →


German automaker Volkswagen AG announced Tuesday that it will be issuing two separate recalls. The dual campaigns are among the smallest of the year. Less than 200 vehicles are affected in total. Passats and Routans return to dealerships According to a posting on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, Volkswagen will recall 153 of Read on! →


Mini John Cooper Works, a division of BMW AG, says it plans to debut the new hard-top John Cooper Works GP II in May. It is intended to be an improved sequel to the much-coveted 2006 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works GP, or the Mini Cooper GP, which had a very limited run. To Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a caution that a number of people who get replacement airbags after a crash are at risk. The bags in question are counterfeit air bags, installed due to being incredibly cheap and have been found to not work, partially work or explode if activated. Fake replacement airbags Read on! →


Everyone needs to get car insurance but no one ever wants to have to use it. However, if one does get in an accident, watch for accident damage overcharging, which can add hundreds of dollars to the bill and bump up the premiums even further. Keep an eye on estimates to prevent accident damage overcharging Read on! →


According to Car Insurance Genie, men almost always pay more for car insurance than women do. Is this a gender-biased system, or do insurance companies have good reasons for the cost disparity? And what can male motorists do to lower those costs? Men get in more accidents Insurance companies, like good gamblers, play the odds. Read on! →


Going to a professional detailer can be a good way to help your vehicle look its best. If you get your car detailed on a regular basis, though, it can get expensive. While the initial cost of do it yourself detailing may be a bit higher than going to a professional, it can save you Read on! →


Whether one knows it or not, we all depend on a variety of people doing skilled trades to basically exist. Cars can’t run without mechanics, especially since few people do most of their own car repair and a mechanic shortage is soon to become reality. Cars to stop running, planes to fall out of sky Read on! →