The Toyota Motor Company cannot catch a break; it has announced a recall of more than 80,000 Highlander hybrid and Lexus RX400h SUVs. The hybrid utility vehicles have a problem in the drive system that can cause components to burn out and shut the vehicle down. Transistors can cause vehicle shutdown Toyota has announced a Read on! →


As America shifts increasingly toward electric vehicles and efficiency standards that require that all vehicles to achieve 35 mpg or better, there may be a hidden peril lurking for the Interstate Highway System. As Keith Crain points out in a recent op-ed piece for Automotive News, the funding mechanism for building and maintaining the IHS Read on! →


The Volkswagen Beetle Fender edition, first revealed in a concept version at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, will hit the U.S. showrooms this coming fall. No, it does not feature an exaggerated wheel-guard section. Instead, it is inspired by the iconic electric guitar maker, whose instruments were made famous by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Read on! →


Painting your car is a nice DIY project that can be done at home, but many people tend to avoid it because of excessive cost and the degree of prep-work involved. A spray gun, the right air compressor, clear coat, the right kind of primer, buffing compound, rust converter and more are all things that Read on! →


A Consumer Reports road test involving the Fisker Karma, the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, has become a sensation for all the wrong reasons. The Karma is continually breaking down, malfunctioning and damaging the reputation of the fledgling car company. Karma looking more like a dogma Fledgling “green” luxury car maker Fisker Automotive is facing numerous Read on! →


There are millions of vehicles on the road in America. Some cars, at some points, do malfunction and break down. If you experience a breakdown or malfunction that could be the result of a safety defect in your vehicle, it is important to report it. You should also report any safety issues with tires, non-original Read on! →


Chrysler Group LLC has been a cornerstone of the U.S. automotive industry for decades, but it is only now that the automaker will have an office in downtown Detroit, reports Automotive News. Approximately 70 employees will take up office in the top two floors of Detroit’s historic 23-story Dime Building, which is currently owned by Read on! →


A video was recently posted to YouTube showing a Bugatti Veyron hitting 225 miles per hour on public roads in Arizona. Police in the state are fuming, as the driver in the viral video has thumbed his nose at the law in $1.7 million supercar. Seven speeds A recently posted video which has since gone Read on! →


Getting a traffic ticket can provoke strong emotions. You may feel anger and confusion, seasoned with a dash of desperation. Or you may just feel dumb. Speaking of dumb, here are some of the dumbest ways to get a ticket. Ramming a police vehicle When the police are at the scene of a traffic stop, Read on! →


Car accidents are not something anyone likes dealing with. Paying an auto insurance deductible is not fun, nor is dealing with the physical repercussions of the event. Motorists now have something else to contend with. There is a new idea that emergency service departments are starting to use, called a crash tax. If you get Read on! →