Consumers are always looking for good ways to save gas as they take to the highways and byways. Various additive products exist that supposedly improve a car’s fuel economy, but these products have been met with skepticism by experts. Driving techniques like hypermiling have grounding in scientific fact. However, one driving technique that some associate Read on! →


Many years ago, the federal government ordered that gasoline be blended with corn ethanol, basically moonshine, tying our gas supply to our corn supply. This year, the corn harvest has been abysmal after the worst drought in living memory, meaning higher ethanol blends are a more daunting proposition. EPA petitioned to postpone E15 after corn Read on! →


The Toyota Land Cruiser, the luxury SUV Toyota has been making for decades, is getting a facelift. The automaker has given the venerable off-road workhorse a refresh in hopes of boosting its dismal sales for the 2013 model. Few peers among SUV crowd Toyota has been making the Land Cruiser for more than half a Read on! →


Whether you’re in the market for a car, SUV or pickup, you’ve likely come across this question at one point or another: What’s the difference between 4WD and AWD? Both distribute power to all four wheels of a standard vehicle, as opposed to the standard front- or rear-wheel drive of 2WD vehicles. If you live 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! →


Amid all the May flowers, automotive fans can expect a big month from Dodge. The Detroit Free Press reports that full production of the compact 2013 Dodge Dart will begin in May. Chrysler sales chief Reid Bigland said the new Dart should hit Dodge dealers by mid-summer. Ten thousand new Darts by July According to 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! →


There are many ways that people come to their end, but deaths in car crashes are becoming less frequent over time. In fact, the crash fatality rate is lower than the rate of deaths by suicide among fatalities caused by injuries. Car crash fatality rate continues decline If one were to consider how many ways Read on! →


The phrase “Made in America” may conjure up different things for different people, but a Toyota is not usually one of them. However, most Japanese cars in the United States are made here. Big Three of Japan have plants in North America Bemoaning the collapse of American manufacturing has become a national pastime. Plenty of Read on! →


Car accidents are not something anyone likes dealing with. Paying an auto insurance deductible is not fun, nor is dealing with the physical repercussions of the event. Motorists now have something else to contend with. There is a new idea that emergency service departments are starting to use, called a crash tax. If you get Read on! →