A venture involving the Spanish government, some small Spanish firms and engineers from MIT may soon come to fruition. The project has yielded an interesting city car, the Hiriko, which will start production by the end of the year. Basque to the future According to the New York Times, the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Read on! →


When you go in for an oil change or general tune-up, your mechanic may offer an engine flush. Engine flushes are one of those services that are offered more often than they are needed. Basics of an engine flush Most often, engine flushes are done with machines built specifically for that purpose. The machines pump Read on! →


A study in the British Medical Journal has found stoned drivers are twice as likely to be in a car crash. However, drivers affected by cannabis are still less dangerous than drunk drivers. Marijuana use linked to accidents Consensus has been for many years that it is better to not ingest anything that can affect Read on! →


It seems the the automobile’s steady progression into the computer age is continuing unabated. Rydeen, a California-based company known for its on-board automotive navigation systems, has unveiled a new technology for Android integration into automobiles. The system is controlled by an interface on the rear-view mirror itself. Though the concept presents obvious safety concerns, it Read on! →


Major automakers mostly produce vehicles for consumer use, as a daily driver is what a lot of people are looking for when they buy a new car. However, major auto firms also produce a lot of vehicles for fleet applications. Rental cars must be made, as well as vans and trucks for transportation purposes. Among Read on! →


At some point in the life of your vehicle, you will face a scratched windshield. Provided the scratch wasn’t produced by a bowling ball or high-caliber gunfire, there’s a possibility that you can fix your windshield scratch. If Windex isn’t doing the trick, follow this procedure for repairing a windshield scratch. Get going with the Read on! →


The North American automotive industry is experiencing a turnaround, and General Motors is no exception. Reuters reports that GM recorded $2 billion in profits for the third-quarter, with an earnings per share increase of $1.20. This turn of success has spurred the recently bankrupt automaker toward an initial public offering of stock by next week. Read on! →


MSNBC reports that Honda Japan will recall nearly 700,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defective engine spring that can cause the engine to stall. The Honda Fit, Freed and City compact car models are affected by the vehicle recall. At this time, no accidents or injuries have been reported that are related to the problem, Read on! →


Auto dealer regulation has been on the minds of House Democrats of late, or more specifically a lack thereof. Their belief is that the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) would hamper auto dealers’ ability to recover during these trying financial times by limiting their ability to continue offering dealer-assisted financing.  Led by New Read on! →


According to a pair of bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week, German automaker BMW is recalling a wide variety of  recent models for an overheating, faulty auxiliary water pump. The recall also extends to one model made by the BMW ultra-luxury division, Rolls-Royce. Auto enthusiasts with good memories may remember the Read on! →