Automakers BMW and Chevrolet have both announced recalls this week. The models affected are the ActiveE EV and the Captiva Sport crossover, respectively. BMW’s recall of the ActiveE is one of the first ever issued for an electric vehicle. BMW ActiveE recall BMW is recalling 162 of its 1-Series based ActiveE electric car. Some 2012 Read on! →


The Hill blog reports that 62 House Democrats are urging lawmakers to pursue an auto dealer exemption in light of upcoming financial reforms being considered by the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). The movement, organized by New York Reps. Bill Owens and Mike McMahon, goes against the wishes of the White House, Defense Department and Read on! →


It’s getting easier to get a car loan, which is good news all around. Easier car loans benefit subprime borrowers at a time when more Americans than ever have low credit scores. A looser car credit market helps the the auto industry sell more cars. Selling more cars to people with low credit scores is Read on! →


Michigan is the home-state of Mitt Romney, as well as being where President Obama had one of his most decisive victories when he spearheaded the auto industry’s structured bankruptcy. Now, the state, not traditionally a swing one, has become a battlefield in a neck-and-neck campaign race. New poll sees dead heat Obama, roundly celebrated as Read on! →


iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners should be glad know there’s an easy and inexpensive way to get your car’s computer to tell you what kind of engine problem a car is having. For about $100, the GoPoint scan tool, also known as a GL1 cable, connects your car’s engine to your Apple device. With Read on! →


Basic maintenance of your vehicle requires not only that tires, wheels and brakes be clean, but functional. It takes more than a simple brush-0ver, as you’ll see here. But don’t assume it’s too difficult – it’s still the basics that any car owner should know. Click if you missed PART ONE or PART TWO of Read on! →


Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


Speed cameras are somewhat resented by a lot of people, as few relish having to pay the government even more than they already do. A number of people have been vandalizing speed cameras in various areas, leading governments to crack down on people who damage them. Cameras installed to watch the speed cameras When Juvenal Read on! →


In this ongoing era of green automotive technology, the desire to get there faster while expending as little fuel with as small an environmental footprint as possible has prompted automakers to tap into a very basic formula. In order to achieve fuel economy, there four basic concepts are weight of the vehicle, aerodynamics of the Read on! →