In yet another challenge to free speech on the road, a woman was arrested in Houston, Texas for warning motorists they were approaching a speed trap. ‘Speed trap!’ Natalie Plummer of Huston was bicycling home with her groceries last week when she noticed an inordinate number of cars being pulled over for speeding. Being the Read on! →


The amount you pay at the dealership before you drive that new car home is only the beginning. The true cost of ownership of a vehicle is not so obvious on the face of it, no matter how shrewdly you dealt with that pushy salesman. But determining the true cost of ownership can be greatly Read on! →


In the past few years, a number of people might have noticed a proliferation of turbocharged engines in normal road cars, previously being the domain of sports cars. The auto industry is said to be increasing the number of turbo-equipped cars on the road in the next year. Accepting the induction A lot of cars Read on! →


First-half profits for General Motors Co. reached $6.3 billion, reports Automotive News. However, according to CEO Dan Akerson, despite the best half the automotive has had in more than 20 years, in no small part due to the large increase in auto loans, it wasn’t good enough. GM cutbacks will soon follow. GM making a Read on! →


Suzuki Motors Corp. of Japan announced Monday that it will be recalling more than 100,000 of its Swift hatchbacks worldwide. The automaker’s plans to market the vehicle in the U.S. remain uncertain. Defective hose could leak fuel The Japanese automaker says it will call back 109,000 of the five-door vehicles because of a possibly defective Read on! →


Gas prices are down — a little, anyway. But airfares are up. So perhaps an old fashioned road trip is in order this summer. And as road trips go, they don’t get any more iconic than Route 66, the broken highway that first connected motorists between Chicago and Los Angeles. It also links perhaps the Read on! →


Depending upon your point of view, a Toyota launch in Japan could be all about the car or all about the sizzle. Automotive News sides with the former, although the publication’s description of the recent launch party for the Lexus CT 200h suggests that the experience has left the car behind – not exactly at Read on! →


Wouldn’t it be nice if a gallon of gas was only $1? Some residents of Pasadena, Texas, were recently treated to $1 per gallon gas thanks to a computer glitch. Gas discounts are bigger in Texas The last time gas was $1 per gallon, Bill Clinton was president, Brett Favre was quarterback for the Packers Read on! →


The age-old tradition of getting under the hood and doing one’s own auto maintenance is increasingly endangered. However, a growing number of people are finding out there are auto repairs that anyone can do. Tell a grease monkey passerby that here under the car we lie According to MSN, a survey conducted several years ago Read on! →