The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is nearly $4 per gallon. But if you return a rental car without topping off the gas tank, you’ll pay more than double that for each gallon the rental service puts in to fill the tank. This is one of the hidden rental car fees that can Read on! →


As it escapes the recession doldrums, Toyota Motor Corp. has announced plans to add shifts at its factory in San Antonio, Texas, in order to push pickup production, reports Automotive News. Toyota pickups in demand Toyota’s San Antonio factory will add additional shifts on Saturdays to meet increased consumer demand for pickups and boost dealer Read on! →


Audi has recently announced that the latest generation A3, the entry-level estate car, will go on the market next year. Audi is also planning a limited run of the R8 E-tron, an electric version of the Audi supercar. Update for the Audi estate According to Car and Driver, Audi recently confirmed the updated version of Read on! →


Last year, BMW showed off the i8, a gorgeous concept car heading for production as one of the first plug-in hybrids from BMW. A convertible version, the i8 Spyder, was recently shown off at the Beijing Auto Show. A possible mission BMW announced late last year that it was working on two “green” vehicles to Read on! →


The Ford C-Max has been available in Europe since 2003. The Prius-fighting hybrid, built on a Focus platform, is finally coming to U.S. shores. And the reviews have been generally positive. Ford C-Max appeal beyond eco-crowd The five-passenger Ford C-Max is a likely competitor for the Toyota Prius, which, to date, is the only hybrid Read on! →


Numerous agencies are reporting the story of an Arizona woman who survived internal decapitation, where a person’s skull is separated from their spine. It’s a grisly injury and also an exceedingly rare one, though it is largely confined to car accidents. Arizonan survives internal decapitation to thank firefighters who saved her According to the Daily Read on! →


A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →


Ever see those “Baby on Board” signs or stickers people put on or in their cars? Some think they’re very cute and others find them incalculably annoying and some recent research favors the latter camp, as there is some indication that the signs cause accidents. Baby on Board not as cute as one might think Read on! →


When you’re in the market to purchase a used car, it pays to know what details are important. Consumer protections such as the FTC Used Car Rule help ensure that you aren’t being taken advantage of when you’re at a dealership, but what if you’re stuck in the early stages of simply trying to decide Read on! →


According to the National Highway traffic Safety Administration, two recalls have been issued by Nissan North America. The two recalls are for unrelated issues. One is for the 2011-2012 Nissan Quest minivan over software problems. The second recall is of the 2003-2005 Infiniti Q45, involving wiring issues that could affect side airbag deployment. Quest recall Read on! →