The recession has forced many consumers to hold onto their cars for longer than they’d planned, which is both a blessing and a curse for dealer service departments, says Wards Auto. Car sales and warranty jobs are down (as well as the market for auto loans), which has prompted dealer service departments to intensify their Read on! →


Blind drivers have generally been left out of the equation when it comes to latest automotive innovations. The fact that the phrase “blind drivers” can be uttered at all in America might invoke a bad comedy act to some, but the truth is that technology is changing the playing field. The Detroit Bureau blog reports Read on! →


A new postal truck is being sought by the United States Postal Service. The previous model, the Grumman LLV, is well past it’s sell-by date and a new car is being looked into. Grumman LLV to be retired as standard postal truck The current postal truck, the Grumman LLV, is being eyed for delivery into Read on! →


One of the proving grounds for automotive technology is in racing and a number of alternative power train vehicles are headed to prestigious events this year. Electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles are competing in prestigious races like the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From the Nurburgring to the Read on! →


Some have wondered why American cars are not offered with right-hand drive, or a steering wheel on the right, as it would be safer for getting out of the vehicle. There are some ways to get a right-hand drive car. The hidden hand Astute observers may have noted American cars have the steering wheel on Read on! →


We’ve all been regaled with stories in the past few years about how close driverless cars are and that’s fine. However, there is another type of transportation that seems much more fertile ground, namely hover bikes, that might be much more attractive. The hover bike is straight out of Star Wars In “Return of the Read on! →


There is a modern obsession with horsepower, as more powerful cars are considered more desirable. It’s great to have a fun car to drive, but that doesn’t mean one should go broke getting one. Get pace at right price For drivers looking at upgrading to a premium performance model car, there are some that cost Read on! →


For right or wrong, recent lithium-ion battery fire stories in the news have caused some to question the safety of electric vehicles. Sometimes, the batteries hold up, and other times, they don’t. A horrific accident involving a Ferrari 599 GTO and an electric taxi May 26 in Singapore has gained international attention, but not because Read on! →


After a meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, has  introduced legislation that would reduce federal funding for states that do not ban texting while driving. However, many families who have lost members because of distracted drivers say this is not enough. Drunken drivers face very stiff penalties, as they should. Read on! →