Having a great car with bad tires is a recipe for ending up in a roadside ditch. You probably aren’t a professional stuntman, so don’t mess around. Learn why your tires are failing, and swap them out for quality rubber. It’s not just about flat tires Unless you run over a nail on the highway Read on! →

Kelley Blue Book has been the trusted guidebook for vehicle values since 1926. On Oct. 28, 2011, the used car value authority debuted a new service that will help consumers looking for state-by-state values. According to Automotive News, Kelley Blue Book has also added a used vehicle condition category. Used car values by state reveal Read on! →

People in Japan have been complaining about the Toyota Prius. It isn’t so much that people believe there is a mechanical defect with the best selling hybrid. It isn’t that they think that the car in underpowered. It is believed that if the problem is not addressed, injuries or deaths could occur. Toyota has heard Read on! →

One of the effects of the larger online marketplace is that it is easier than ever to buy a car sight unseen. If you are choosing to purchase online,here are a few things to keep in mind. The best move Never, ever purchase a car sight unseen. You should always check out a used car Read on! →

Hotels and recreational vehicles are expensive, not to mention bulky, and tents are not always the most accommodating. To that end, a number of DIY enthusiasts and plenty of companies do camper conversions, making everyday vehicles into a living space. No stakes or sleeping bags needed Camping is one of the most common forms of Read on! →

The release of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the closing chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, has put all things “Bat” into the forefront again. Not the least of which is the iconic car driven by the caped vigilante himself. Here is a brief history of the various incarnations of the Batmobile, as it appeared on Read on! →

As a part of a larger donation to the Smithsonian museum today, two GM crash test dummies were officially put into the national museum. Costumes for Vince and Larry, the 1980s crash test dummies that starred in ads, were also donated. These donations, among others, are destined for an auto-safety exhibit. Vince and Larry, the Read on! →

Finally, a bailout for something that is actually cool has been extended to an entity that really deserves it. Germany’s famous Nurburgring, the legendary and infamous racetrack, has been bailed out by the government of Rhineland-Palatinate, the state of Germany “the Ring” occupies. Government loan saves the Nurburgring Daytona? Child’s play. Indianapolis? That’s for losers Read on! →

If you own a newer vehicle, here’s something you may have noticed but been completely baffled by. Take a look at the gas gauge on the dashboard, and notice a directional mark next to the little gas pump symbol located above or below the arc that spans the distance between “F” and “E.” It’s a Read on! →

Under threat of U.S. imports of hybrids being blocked, Toyota has settled a long-running patent infringement suit. A patent filed in 1994 that covered a “high voltage method to power gas-electric hybrid cars” was at issue. Toyota has agreed to license the technology from the Paice company. The patent at issue The patent that Toyota Read on! →