There are many mechanics shops around the country where you might get charged for supplies. Not all mechanics itemize this fee, but it is important to know what this fee might be covering. The business of car repair Most of us only think about two types of fees when we are thinking about car repair Read on! →


Volvo’s 2013 V40 replaces both the V30 and the V50. But is is no compromise, especially in terms of safety. A European safety regulator reported the highest safety rating any car it has tested — ever. Unprecedented safety rating Volvo has touted its excellent safety record for years, and this week’s report from the Euro Read on! →


More car companies these days have a model or two that harkens back to a classic model that helped establish the brand. Jaguar is getting on board by announcing the F-type, a two-seat roadster like some of brand’s most storied models. Drawing on classics A number of car companies have been updating existing lines or Read on! →


“Cars are made to go, not to stop,” says Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1960 French New Wave film “À bout de souffle.” But when they go and get into an auto accident, cars and drivers stop hard. In some tragic cases, there is no souffle, no breath and no life that remains. With that in Read on! →


Most of the vehicles that are iconic of the U.S. Postal Service are in desperate need of an emergency delivery. The vehicles were designed with a 24-year life cycle, and are simply getting old. Agency reports say that replacing the entire fleet with similar vehicles would cost $4.2 billion. Is replacement the only option? Postal Read on! →


As the search for better fuel economy motors on, it is curious that two very simple methods for boosting mpg are typically ignored. As mileage boosters, using high octane gas and stop-start technology could squeeze more from that tiger in your tank. Two fuel economy tricks, with obstacles While using high octane fuel and employing Read on! →


The phrase “distracted driving” has become part of our lexicon as driver cell phone and texting bans have become more and more commonplace. However, one Ohio town wants to take it one step further and make all forms of distracted driving illegal. Distracted driving ban A new state law comes into affect for Ohio in Read on! →


Tesla Stores are opening in shopping malls across the nation. In the process, they are changing the way that cars are sold. That has some traditional auto dealers accusing the company of violating state laws. Tesla Stores challenged by dealers Automotive dealership associations have lobbied for laws that disallow automakers from selling their product directly Read on! →


So how much of your tax money actually subsidizes plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles? Edmunds’ Inside Line totaled the numbers. It isn’t cheap. $135 million in fed tax credits According to the report, based on 2011 sales and lease numbers, American motorists leased or bought more than 18,000 plug-in electric and hybrid cars. That means Read on! →


For aficionados of classic auto designs of yesteryear, nothing beats a perfectly restored classic or antique car. Elegant line, solid construction, dazzling chrome and even genteel carriage evoke pleasant memories of the past, transporting us into personal fantasy where “They don’t make them like they used to” never rings false. But how can vehicle owners Read on! →