There’s an old wives’ tale that claims that if you shift an automatic transmission into neutral while the car is in motion, the engine will explode, or at least become a screeching, bellicose little person. But as experienced driving instructors can attest, a shift to neutral at speed will not only not destroy the engine, Read on! →


The federal government is set to require all automakers to install an event data recorder or EDR, also known as a “black box,” in all cars, though in most cars, black boxes are already there. Despite various objections, the devices will become mandatory standard equipment starting September 1. NHTSA declines delay for cars black boxes Read on! →


The Computer Age is upon us in full force, and the automotive industry will never be the same again. “Connected cars” will someday dominate the roads, experts agree. Connected cars create industry As consumers become more internet savvy and more “connected” to “connectivity,” they are demanding more and more electronic gadgets in their rides. That Read on! →


The Detroit Free Press has an ongoing series about people who decide parking in handicapped spaces is alright, despite them not being handicapped. It certainly isn’t and doing so can result in stiff fines and possibly even jail, in some areas. Parking in handicapped spaces a crime of convenience Just about everyone has had to Read on! →


“He was for it before he was against it” is a particularly annoying form of political theater that we’ve heard way too many times in recent years. For Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the catchphrase definitely applies. According to the congressional record, Ryan voted in 2008 to support the auto bailouts Read on! →


Legendary race car driver A.J. Foyt, four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, wants to put Chase Austin in the driver’s seat next year at the nation’s largest racing event. Choosing Chase Austin Foyt, 77, made the announcement last week at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. Should he qualify, Read on! →


Alfa Romeo is going to be making it’s full return to the United States after a long absence, though parts of one already are here as the Dodge Dart. One of the first is going to be the 4C roadster, and an Alfa Romeo 4C convertible to follow with it. Alfa Romeo 4C convertible to Read on! →


The Chevrolet Volt is a technical marvel, as it has dual power trains and can run on electric and gas-powered propulsion. However, the main drawback is the limited Chevy Volt range on electric power only, which General Motors thinks it might have solved soon. Chevy Volt range aside, plug-in hybrids show promise As far as Read on! →


In an expansion of an earlier recall effort in Canada, reported here on Car Deal Expert, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the U.S. recall of a small number of 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric subcompact hatchbacks — a.k.a. the Mitsubishi i. The recall is over the deployment of the curtain and side impact Read on! →


When shopping for used cars, one has to be careful about all sorts of things. Not only could recall repairs not have been done, one also has to be aware of previously wrecked cars and the dangers they could pose. Number of previously wrecked cars on the road is unknown Many used cars are perfectly Read on! →