Production facilities of Toyota and Honda were decimated at the brutal hands of Mother Nature in the Thailand floods. Honda, however, is undeterred and will not push the 2012 CR-V’s debut back. $6 billion in damage The worst flooding in decades has hit the nation of Thailand, leaving more than 300 dead and 100,000 people Read on! →


According to Los Angeles Times reports, General Motors is looking to get back into the auto finance game, with a little help from AmeriCredit Corp. The beleaguered automaker plans to purchase AmeriCredit for $3.5 billion in cash. That’s $24.50 per share. AmeriCredit will fill the void left by GMAC –which spun out of control during Read on! →


The problem with electronic devices is compatibility between makes. Can you imagine if all cell phones used the same type of charger? That would make public charging stations possible and convenient. Such is the thinking behind a coalition of eight automakers, who want to make a standard interface across electric and plug-in hybrid models. A Read on! →


Lane weaving is where drivers switch from traffic lane to traffic lane in the belief that by passing someone, they get to their destination faster. The practice is not as effective as one might think. Lane weaving had it’s myth busted Discovery channel program “Mythbusters” took a crack at lane weaving, and they found it Read on! →


There are good reasons the expression “the wheels have come off” inspires trepidation and possibly terror. When accompanied by highway speeds, such partings can be deadly. This is why Ford has recalled nearly 129,000 2010-11 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans. Defective wheel studs could cause wheels to come loose and fall off. Fusions and Milans Read on! →


After all the conflict over trouble with its lithium-ion batteries, the Chevrolet Volt has finally begun shipping to California dealerships, Automotive News reports. The state’s 140 Chevrolet dealerships will begin selling the low-emission hybrid vehicle again by next week. Not only that, but the low-emissions plug-in hybrid has been approved for use in carpool lanes Read on! →


Driving forward at a high rate of speed can be dangerous even for those with superb reaction time. Now, automakers are beginning to market “reverse speed” as a selling point as electric cars become more prevalent, reports Automotive News. Considering the limited field of vision reverse driving affords, concerns over whether extensive reverse driving should Read on! →


Some doctors in the Los Angeles area are blaming last year’s “Carmageddon” scare for a rise in births nine months later. Carmageddon strikes Last year, from July 16-18, Los Angeles motorists were told to stay off of a ten-mile stretch of Interstate 405 to allow for construction work. I-405 is a major thoroughfare running from Read on! →