Jim Lentz answers questions for Congress, the customer gets hosed There’s a Toyota recall in progress – and someone’s responsible! Actually, a number of pieces within the organizational puzzle are responsible for the braking and acceleration problems that have landed the Japanese automaker in hot water. Congress has Toyota’s North American sales force President Jim Read on! →


General Motors CEO Dan Akerson sees trouble brewing for the U.S. economy, and the eurozone financial crisis is to blame. Before the Detroit Economic Club, Akerson painted a bleak picture that he considers to be “much more serious” than when the U.S. credit bubble burst in 2008, reports the Detroit Free Press. Dominoes poised to Read on! →


Average vehicle pricing in the U.S. has hit a record of $30,748, reports the Detroit Free Press. The 6.9 percent increase from last year hasn’t kept consumers away, however. As the industry rebounds, consumers have shown that they will opt for more expensive trim levels and options. Automakers appear to have found the magic price Read on! →


If you believe the gas pumping myths out there, there are some tips for pumping gas that make a big difference. While some of them may bear some weight, the truth is that there are few secrets regarding how to pump gas. Here they are, and most of them are safety-related. Dispelling gas pumping myths Read on! →


The Federal Trade Commission has clamped down on a number of car dealerships recently in an effort to curb deceptive car ads. Customers at these dealerships were misled by ads that claimed dealerships would pay off loan balances on trade-in vehicles. First case of its kind Many hold car salesmen and dealerships in the kind 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! →


Carburetors had long been a part of vehicle engines, but the last carburetors were used in United States engines around the early 1990s. With the death of the carburetor came the reality that idling a vehicle engine for more than 10 seconds is not worth the cost, environmentally or financially. When engines idle Engine idling Read on! →


It’s inevitable: Winter weather changes the relationship between you, your car and the road. That’s why it’s important to know the truth about winter car myths. Debunking the falsehoods about such things as visibility, engine issues and snow traction help you  focus on what’s important – staying on the road and out of snow berms. Read on! →


Italy’s top luxury supercar makers, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, all suspended production Tuesday and sent workers home after the region was rocked by earthquakes. Work suspended at factories At this point, all three automakers say their assembly plants were not seriously damaged and that work has been merely suspended until Wednesday. All in all, about Read on! →


Electric cars are great for the environment, there is no doubt about it. They create no pollution at all, unlike hybrids. They don’t require any fuel, but they do require recharging every few hundred miles. Right now, the only U.S. car company that sells completely electric vehicles in serial production is Tesla Motors. Other companies Read on! →