When you take your car in for maintenance, choosing where you go is often a difficult question – should you go to the dealer for your maintenance, or go to an independent maintenance shop? There are benefits and drawbacks to both, and the ultimate answer is that it depends on what type of vehicle repairs Read on! →


Since the 1990s, the nation’s law enforcement fleets have been dominated by Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, affectionately known to officers as the “Crown Vic.” But as beloved as the reliable workhorse has become, it will soon be a thing of the past. Crown Vic was a trusted steed Earlier this year, in a move Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


Ford is on its way back up to the top of the mountain. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford will offer pay raises and bonuses this spring. It will be the first time the iconic U.S. automaker has given raises since 2008, a reflection of Ford’s renewed financial strength. More than 20,000 workers to Read on! →


The thorn in the side of electric cars is the range of the lithium-ion battery. However, a battery of a different composition, the lithium-air battery, might be able to take an electric car much further and close the gap between fossil-fuel cars and electric cars. Lithium-air batteries can do the same thing better A number Read on! →


Speeding tickets are a pain and since some people would rather use a high-tech solution than cure their lead feet, so they plunk down some cash on radar detectors. The devices can read if a police officer is lying in wait in a speed trap ahead, but there are some things to know about taking Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles and other forms of next-generation personal consumer transportation have proved to be polarizing in recent years. For all the people who are excited about lessening their carbon footprints and spending less for reliable transportation, there remains a loud minority that bellyaches about their fear of being herded into accepting some global warming ideology Read on! →


Chrysler has decided to shelve its announced plans to install a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox in new Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 models. The company does not believe American buyers will accept the rougher feel of its gear shifting, and therefore the fuel-saving new transmissions are on indefinite hold. Performance trashed by Consumer Reports A similar Read on! →


Auto shows are kind of a big deal, as that is where car makers go to show off new cars and concept models. Chevrolet is taking the 2014 Impala to the New York Auto Show, along with some other new cars. A brand new start of it The New York Auto Show, according to Auto Read on! →


According to the National Safety Council, at least 28 percent of all traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010 involved drivers using cellular devices. Cell phone use behind the wheel has become a hot topic of contention for lawmakers, law enforcement and the public. While many call for more regulation, Ford may be working on Read on! →