Two top celebrities announced, within days of each other, that they will be auctioning off their personal automobiles for charity. Their cars and their charities are quite different, however, highlighting the ideological differences between George Clooney and Jay Leno. Celebrity car auction The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held in August, is a celebrity-studded automobile event Read on! →


The first generation of Chevrolet’s EN-V debuted at the Shanghai World Expo two years ago. The electric, self-driving transport vehicle is back this year, with some improved capabilities. Pilot studies in China The second generation of the vehicle, currently showing at the China Auto Show, is the EN-V 2.0. The automaker wants to use it Read on! →


This morning, Hertz car rental announced that it would be acquiring Dollar Thrifty Automotive group, creating a 9,800 location rental-car giant. The Hertz/Dollar Thrifty merger was announced this morning, and will cost Hertz about $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. The combined company will be 94.5 percent owned by Hertz stockholders, with the remaining Read on! →


Hate what it costs to buy auto parts new? You aren’t alone. Thanks to automotive salvage, however, there’s a cheaper way that requires just a little bit of initiative and elbow grease: the junkyard. Here’s how to find car parts in a junkyard and save big. Frugal junkyard magic Whether you’re a full-time gear head, Read on! →


Originality is a term that is typically bandied about in moderation when it comes to the automotive industry. Witness the “re-badging” of the Chrysler 200 convertible, notes the Detroit Free Press. In June, the latest in the line will roll out in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden – as the Lancia Read on! →


It’s time to face the fact that winter is just around the corner. That means its time to think about getting your car ready for the winter. Although modern cars handle extreme temperatures, for the most part, with aplomb, there are still some precautions you may want to take to prepare for the season. That Read on! →


Miles per gallon is the big buzzword regarding vehicle performance, but do you really know the MPG of your ride? Sure, the EPA offers estimates of miles per gallon, but your vehicle’s MPG may vary by up to 15 miles per gallon. Knowing miles per gallon can help you be more in touch with your Read on! →


In order to boost sales, Nissan is building a new SmartCar model for sale in the United States. SmartCar has been struggling to sell more of the mini-cars built for city driving. One of the biggest customer complaints was a lack of seating. In order to boost appeal, SmartCar has paired with Nissan, who will Read on! →


Mazda plans to unveil its new Takeri concept at the Tokyo Auto Show in late November. The car will feature a unique regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions and saves fuel. A hint of the new Mazda6 The Takeri concept is a mid-size four-door sedan that hints strongly at the next generation Read on! →


A woman in Utah, one Barbara Bagley, is suing herself in a wrongful death suit and the case has made a lot of headlines. While it seems the most ludicrous suit yet – and in the United States no less – the suit is much less frivolous than one might seem. Barbara Bagley wins appeal Read on! →