Thanks to a blockbuster IPO, Tesla Motors has finally secured additional financing and investment from Toyota Motors. The Toyota Motors/Tesla Motors partnership is just one of the many partnerships Tesla motors has developed in a quest for a mass-market, all-electric vehicle. Is this excitement and investment going to be enough to keep Tesla Motors floating? Read on! →


Current media reports indicate that Bayerisch Motoren Werke AG – better known as BMW – is recalling more than 350,000 BMW and Rolls-Royce-brand luxury vehicles because of a power brake problem. The BMW recall will affect approximately 345,000 8- and 12-cylinder engine BMW 5-, 6- and 7-Series models, as well as 5,800 Rolls-Royce cars worldwide Read on! →


The LaFontaine Automotive Group has become the first in the U.S. to offer a Groupon car voucher deal, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. Its Highland, Mich., dealership, LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac, completed 2010 as the nation’s top seller of all three vehicle makes. A Groupon discount is expected to boost sales considerably. Groupon: From facials to Read on! →


The U.S. auto industry is in for a real shot in the arm by 2015, reports the Center for Automotive Research. According to recent research, the Detroit Big Three are poised to hire as many as 30,000 additional workers over the next four years. Rebounding car and truck sales and new labor contracts made this Read on! →


Do you know what that 17-digit number you can see in a variety of places on your vehicle means? That’s your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and it is packed full of useful data. When you register your vehicle, buy insurance, take the car in for repairs or try to help police find your ride Read on! →


Reuters reports that automakers and automotive dealers are reaping the highest auto sale transaction prices in more than 15 years for vehicles sold in the U.S. CNW Marketing Research attributes this phenomenon to increased demand for a smaller number of available new vehicles. Early April 2011 sales figures indicate that new cars and trucks sold Read on! →


Automotive industry giants continue to jockey for position. According to Automotive News, a familiar name continues to sit atop the automotive sales throne. Toyota’s April auto sales were up 12 percent, well about the 2 percent gain experienced by the rest of the industry. It was enough to keep Toyota ahead of fast-charging rival Chrysler 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! →


Cold winter weather inevitably leads to a frozen car door lock, no matter how well you’ve winterized your car. That’s why it’s a good idea to know about de-icing your car lock. You can deal with a frozen lock yourself, using only standard household items. Have a frozen car lock? Don’t panic The first rule Read on! →


Recently, Mazda announced that the company is testing an engine that will get 70 miles per gallon. The Ford Motor Company had a similar announcement with plans for a 45 mpg engine in the Focus. Neither engine is attached to a hybrid car, but the engines do provide high efficiency within an internal combustion engine, Read on! →