Last week, Experian PLC’s automotive information services reported that the delinquency is down for outstanding auto loans in the United States. As a result, the nation’s lenders, banks and finance companies are writing more auto loans then they have at any other time in the past. Auto loans at record highs According to Experian Automotive Read on! →


The 2012 Houston Auto Show opens its doors today, Jan. 25, at Reliant Center, reports the Houston Chronicle. More than 500 shiny new vehicles will be on display, including the Texas debut of models by Ford, Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Honda and BMW. It will amount to a true resurgence for the show, after a Read on! →


The Japanese auto industry is reeling from the biggest drop ever seen in the month of April, reports the Wall Street Journal. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami cut production and the supply chain of new cars, trucks and buses to dealers by 51 percent when compared with April totals from last year. The 108,824 Read on! →


Volvo’s 2013 V40 replaces both the V30 and the V50. But is is no compromise, especially in terms of safety. A European safety regulator reported the highest safety rating any car it has tested — ever. Unprecedented safety rating Volvo has touted its excellent safety record for years, and this week’s report from the Euro Read on! →


In an attempt to push sales higher, LaFontaine Automotive Group in Michigan decided to run a Groupon offer. The hope was that the company would sell all 150 available $500 vouchers for $199. In the end, however, the deal flopped for both Groupon and the dealership. Result of the Groupon deal The LaFontaine Automotive Group Read on! →


Not everyone likes to, or can, do their own car repairs and maintenance. Modern lifestyle does dictate that some people just do not have the time to get under the hood, and some people simply do not know a thing about cars except to put it in “D” and step down. However, there are a Read on! →


You know you’ve thought about buying a used police car and many people do for a variety of reasons. They’re cheap, some are better cared for than most normal vehicles and they usually are cost-effective route to picking up some muscle. Buying a used police car sounds good on paper Hey, if buying a used Read on! →


All is not well overseas for the Ford Motor Co. The Detroit News reports that the automaker revealed today that it is increasing its loss projection for Ford in Europe. The Ford earnings drop for Europe this year is on pace to almost double the previously projected loss level of $1 billion. The euro zone Read on! →


Those auto industry experts who see the glass as half empty when it comes to the recession may need to consider a change of tune, reports the Wall Street Journal. That’s because a TransUnion study has indicated that delinquency rates for consumer auto loans that are at least 60 days past due decreased significantly in Read on! →


If you have been thinking about getting a loan to buy a truck, you might want to do so sooner rather than later. According to the world’s biggest truck maker, Daimler AG, the U.S. truck market has bottomed. That means the supply has gotten low enough after months of automakers slashing inventory that it has Read on! →