In addition to fuel economy, more car makers are starting to focus on the full life cycle of a vehicle. Chevrolet has announced eco-labels that will include environmental data on the construction of some vehicles. The 2013 Ford Escape will include door panels made of a renewable plant material. The Ecologic Label Starting with the Read on! →


Fiscal 2011 has come to a close across the global automotive industry, and that means financial reports are being released. Italian automaker Fiat released its regulatory filing Thursday, and the Detroit Free Press notes that CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid $18.9 million in salary and incentives for the year. The sum stands in stark contrast Read on! →


Before you hop into the car and drive to the corner store like a good little consumer, do you ever find yourself wanting to rankle the neighbors by dropping the clutch, smoking the tires and throwing down some big league burnout? Ah, the smell of napalmed tires in the morning – smells like victory for Read on! →


If your life or the life of someone you love has ever been touched by the horror of vehicular manslaughter, you may find this compilation disturbing. For fans of trivia and the macabre, you’re in the right place. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous vehicular homicide cases, in Read on! →


In what is starting to sound like a broken record in the automotive press, Mazda has just announced that it will be recalling 217,500 of its Tribute SUVs for unintended acceleration troubles. This comes just one day after the recall of 485,000 Ford Escape SUVs for the same issue. Unintended acceleration issues Mazda Motor Corp. Read on! →


Mazda and Alfa Romeo, one of Fiat’s luxury brands, have teamed up to produce a sports car in the near future. The car is going to include the next generation MX-5 Miata, and an as-yet unnamed Alfa Romeo model. The itsy-bitsy Spider One of the most popular sports cars of the past 20 years is Read on! →


Most experts now agree that the old 3,000 mile rule for oil changes is over-kill. However, none will argue that regular oil changes are still one of the most important ways to keep your car running for as long as possible. Also, it’s a fairly simple job and can be done cheaply at home. Getting Read on! →


Anyone who buys a Cadillac XTS is parting with a boatload of cash or going into heavy debt to drive it home. To sweeten the deal, or to harness the power of the technology built into the car, Caddy is throwing in a free iPad with the car. Room with a CUE Cadillac is debuting Read on! →


A cleaner, greener automotive coolant has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA issued approval Tuesday for a new compound that carries far less “global warming potential” than the one currently in use. The new automotive refrigerant was originally developed to comply with European Union regulations. Eco-friendly, energy efficient coolant In a few Read on! →


Cash for Clunkers is no more, and many auto industry analysts are saying that’s the reason vehicle sales suffered last month. About 5 million fewer cars sold in September than in August, down to 9 million from 14 million. “I’ve never seen a rollercoaster ride like this,” said Ken Czubay, vice president of U.S. sales Read on! →