Toyota’s Prius is proving that so-called “green” cars may not be the antithesis of “mainstream” after all. The little hybrid that could hit the market as a niche model 15 years ago. Now, at the end of the first quarter of 2012, it has become the third largest selling vehicle in the world. Sales more Read on! →

In general, people spend entirely too much money on cars. Everybody knows you should spend no more than a third of your income each month on housing. That’s why mortgage lenders usually only approve loans if the monthly payments are less than a third of the borrower’s monthly income. But did you know that the Read on! →

Looking to fill your winter with the excitement of a ski trip? If you’re like most people, you’re going to need good wheels to get you to the hill. That’s why it’s important to know the best car for a ski trip. Here are some ideas to bring you and big powder together. MPG, ABS Read on! →

The DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of all time, partially for its interesting looks but mostly because it was in the “Back to the Future” movies. The current owners of the DeLorean Motor Company are bringing it back as an electric car. Electric DeLorean will be fast The original DMC-12 was Read on! →

There are some additions and upgrades you can make to your vehicle to make regular maintenance and repairs a little easier. To make changing oil easier, a car owner can install a remote oil filter. The premise is simple enough; you install an adapter kit onto the normal location of the oil filter, and run Read on! →

Repossessions are on the rise In the third quarter of 2009, the national 60-day auto delinquency rate (defined by as the ratio of auto loan borrowers 60 or more days past due) edged up to 0.81 percent, from .80 for the same quarter in 2008. TransUnion calculates the delinquency rate based on the approximately Read on! →

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Advances in technology have made the automotive experience more pleasant and convenient. Who doesn’t appreciate power steering, for instance? If you have driven without it, you know the difference is tremendous, akin to the strenuous workout of steering a huge, old farm tractor. But what about a vehicle’s simpler functions, like power door locks? We Read on! →

Occasionally, some people may be in the position to buy a car or supply a car with a rebuilt or remanufactured engine. The average person may not understand the distinction, but there are some differences to be aware of. Why old engines stick around Some people just don’t like new cars as much as some Read on! →

An automotive engine is essentially an air pump. It sucks in air via a partially closed butterfly valve, creating a vacuum in the intake manifold that sends the air to mix with fuel for combustion. If a vacuum leak develops in an engine, your vehicle can idle erratically, lose fuel economy and put the vehicle Read on! →