As the ongoing investigation of Toyota by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of suddenly accelerating vehicles continues, a new piece of information has come to light. In fact, it comes straight from the mouth of the automaker’s executive vice president of research and development, Takeshi Uchiyamada. According to Automotive News, Uchiyamada has announced that Read on! →


Every driver should take the time to regularly check the oil in his or her vehicle. However, not only do too few car owners take it upon themselves to do this, even fewer understand how the oil circuit works. Here are some basics as to why the oil gauge may light up and why it Read on! →


If you’ve ever purchased a privately owned used car, you may have been left wondering how to get the smell of cigarette smoke out of a car. Some people go the extra mile to detail their vehicles before sale, but if you’re scoping a spur-of-the-moment deal on Craigslist, you may be purchasing an AS-IS vehicle Read on! →


A voluntary tire recall by Michelin North America, Inc. could affect hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Tire recall over tread separation The tire giant, headquartered in Greenville, S.C., made the announcement on Thursday, July 26. The recall is because of a tread-belt separation seen in a small sampling Read on! →


President Obama visited a Chrysler Jeep assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio last week. The visit comes two years after the president’s decision to spend $60 billion to bailout out Chrysler and General Motors. The president received a warm reception from a crowd, who were grateful for a decision that has kept them employed. ‘Yes We Read on! →


A new study shows that, in general, charging electric vehicles produces less greenhouse gas than driving other types of vehicles. However, the findings differ by locality, and in some states, the study indicates, it may actually be more environmentally responsible to drive a hybrid, even though its internal combustion engine burns fossil fuels part of Read on! →


It’s one of the great debates in purchasing a vehicle: manual vs. automatic. For most people in the United States, it’s not really a question – many people were never taught to drive a manual transmission. This partially accounts for the fact that 82 percent of the vehicles sold in the United States have automatic Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Volkswagen has been named the “most trustworthy” of all companies to appear in Germany’s DAX stock index. VW’s top marks on the Corporate Trust Index, which is data collected by the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig and media analysis company PMG Presse-Monitor. While the VW Read on! →


Some people have had occasion to purchase a car new from a dealership and part of that time honored tradition is getting asked about gap coverage. Should a person get it? Well, on principle absolutely, because you will kick yourself for not having it should you have occasion to need it. Gap coverage covers…well, gaps Read on! →