A highly fuel-efficient car at the local dealership will get 40 miles per gallon or more, but that is barely scratching the surface of what is possible. The winning car in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe got 8,002 miles per gallon. Hyper-hypermiling Shell, the gasoline company, sponsors and puts on a race series every year in Read on! →


The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be recalling nearly 700 of its 2013 Lexus GS 350 models because of a software issue that could cause steering wheel problems. The recall also includes some two-wheel drive F Sport grade Lexus GS350s. Steering wheel may be off-center According to Toyota, the software Read on! →


If anyone is holding class resentment for people who spend upward of $100,000 on a car, there is some comfort in knowing their posh luxury boxes cost them a lot of money. Not only to buy, but also to keep on the road, as the most expensive cars are also the costliest to own. Janis Read on! →


The older a car gets, the more expensive it becomes to keep her on the road. On the other hand, if you keep Old Reliable running, you save money on hefty monthly car payments. Finding the point at which that balance tips in the favor of repair costs is the crux of determining when to Read on! →


If your hands feel clammy and you become nervous and fidgety if you’re away from Internet connectivity and social media for an extended period, you have a problem. The automotive industry is apparently happy to be your enabler, distracted driving and flaming auto accidents be damned. Despite objections from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Read on! →


Anybody who drives regularly in a major metropolitan area knows how ridiculous parking can be these days. You have to be ready to fork out enough for lunch in a nice restaurant, and that is if you can even find a spot to park in. You think that’s bad? How would it be to have Read on! →


Reports of fires breaking out in later model Jeep Wrangler SUVs have prompted Chrysler to recall a large number of Wranglers to correct the issue. The issue is with a skid plate under the transmission, which can trap flammable debris that can be ignited by the catalytic converter. Autos only Chrysler, according to AutoGuide, has Read on! →


A few oddballs out there have always wondered whether or not to get a kit car, for various reasons. However, for those who might consider taking the plunge, there are some pros and cons to kit cars that should be considered. Cars built in sheds Kit cars are a bit of a curiosity. They aren’t Read on! →


Toyota said Friday that it will be expanding its engine-building plant in Huntsville, Ala. The Japan-based automaker plans to add $80 million more to the facility and to bring in at least 125 new hires. The TMMAL The plant, called The Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama facility, is known popularly as the TMMAL. It cranks out Read on! →


A nation that many economic experts consider on the cusp of becoming a superpower, Brazil, is looking for ways to bolster new car loans and improve the welfare of its local automakers. Slow vehicle sales have sent inventory soaring to 2008 levels, but as Brazilian media indicates, the government is taking actions to stimulate automotive Read on! →