Consumer advocacy groups have been spearheading negotiations to impose regulations on the nation’s auto rental companies, preventing them from renting or selling recalled cars that have not been repaired. Those negotiations have broken down. Some firms renting recalled cars The group Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and its subsequent internet campaign were organized Read on! →


Many Americans tread cautiously around the metric system. It seems like a foreign language to many, and some get confused by the utter lack of fractions and the reliance on decimals. There have been many attempts to raise metric awareness in these United States over the years, and never with much success. There is a Read on! →


New car sales and new car financing are all the rage in Chengdu Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, is an important economic center and communication hub of Southwestern China. Chengdu has a total population of around 11 million, and a broad industrial base of light and heavy manufacturing, aluminum smelting, chemicals, and textiles, Read on! →


When it comes to the very best in both form and function, the automotive industry will have a great deal to offer consumers in 2011. Popular Mechanics has released its top 10 cars and trucks of 2011, and fans should have a great deal from which to choose. Ford grabs three slots on the list. Read on! →


Occasionally, some people might come across the phrase “trail rated,” often associated with trucks, SUVs and components designed for off-road duties. It’s partially a marketing gimmick, but there is some concrete meaning behind it. Anything can technically be trail rated Some people may have noticed that Jeep has been calling some of its vehicles “Trail Read on! →


Auto insurance protects drivers in the event of accidents, vandalism or theft. It is tied to a car’s market value. The best way to ensure that you pay less for good coverage is, of course to drive safely, observe the rules of the road and maintain good credit. But there are other things consumers looking Read on! →


According to a report released last week, traffic deaths are now a global epidemic on a level with tuberculosis and malaria. It is now the world’s largest killer of people ages 10 to 24. Campaign for Global Road Safety The Safe and Sustainable Roads report, released Wednesday by the Campaign for Global Road Safety, says Read on! →


Fiat is trying to get more people to buy the 500, the European brand’s popular mini car. Fiat has enlisted Jennifer Lopez to help the brand and is offering a Gucci-styled version to attract the jet-set. Designer clothes fans can now get designer cars Just in time for the holidays, there is a new product Read on! →


The latest hot item targeted by thieves of car parts might surprise some. It’s a part that most of us never see and rarely think about, even though it has been a standard in U.S. vehicles for more than 35 years. The catalytic converter, which converts harmful pollutants into less harmful emissions, can fetch as Read on! →


Having a great car with bad tires is a recipe for ending up in a roadside ditch. You probably aren’t a professional stuntman, so don’t mess around. Learn why your tires are failing, and swap them out for quality rubber. It’s not just about flat tires Unless you run over a nail on the highway Read on! →