The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an advisory Monday, reminding pedestrians who didn’t get the message when they were kids to look both ways before crossing the street. In 2010, the last year for which the numbers have been crunched, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose for the first time in five years. Pedestrian Read on! →


One of the more careless practices that necessitated the subprime bailout was sloppy loan underwriting procedures. Lenders did not sufficiently weigh the risk of lending to consumers who were hard-pressed to repay, leading to excessive loan default. Wards Auto reports that this has led vehicle finance companies to take a closer look at incoming auto Read on! →


Because of EPA disclosure regulations, a new car buyer can leave a dealer’s lot confident that his or her new vehicle will clock in at the miles per gallon rated on its sticker, right? Maybe not always. But is that a cause for alarm, and what should be done about it, if anything? ‘Actual mileage Read on! →


Ford Explorer: the beginning of a love story The mom-mobile, the beloved suburban conveyor, the best-selling passenger vehicle in America for years on end: In its very success, the Ford Explorer unleashed a pestilence of vehicular obesity.  How did it get so fat?  Love had a hand in it.  People fell in love with the Read on! →


A new car has been announced by Aston Martin – the DB10 – for the new James Bond film, “Spectre,” though Aston says it won’t go on sale. It joins an automotive pantheon of sorts, as the list of vehicles Bond drives is illustrious. You can buy other Bond cars The newest of the Bond Read on! →


The Ford Ranger is no longer produced in the United States. While Ford is still taking some stick over discontinuing the model, Nissan is gunning for Ford’s share of small pickup sales. Ford takes flak Small pickups make up one of the smallest segments of the overall car market, representing just 2 percent of all Read on! →


We rely on our cars to get us back and forth, either to and from work or on longer trips. Like every complicated piece of machinery, though, a car can break down. When that does happen, it is best to be prepared with a car emergency kit. Why you need a car emergency kit You Read on! →


Goodyear has been cooking up a new recipe for tires in order to cut petroleum use and increase the sustainability of its products. Tires use a large amount of petroleum and in an effort to get around it, the company is currently testing tires made with soybean oil. Tires made with soybean oil showing promise Read on! →


The Subaru Legacy and by extension the Outback, the crossover wagon based on the Legacy, are due for a refresher. The 2013 Legacy and Outback  have been given a slightly bigger motor and some new gear. Settling nicely into middle age The current generation of the Subaru Legacy and Outback, according to USA Today, is Read on! →


A lawsuit has been lodged in California against Hyundai by a man who claims the company misled him, through advertising, about the mileage the car can attain. The Hyundai lawsuit is at least the second over mileage claims. Hyundai lawsuit does not include Jeff Bridges People all over the country can turn on their television Read on! →