Some doctors in the Los Angeles area are blaming last year’s “Carmageddon” scare for a rise in births nine months later. Carmageddon strikes Last year, from July 16-18, Los Angeles motorists were told to stay off of a ten-mile stretch of Interstate 405 to allow for construction work. I-405 is a major thoroughfare running from Read on! →


Chevrolet is known to be working on a new performance sedan, as the car maker currently lacks a model with muscle and four doors. However, a slip by OnStar has revealed the name of the car might be the Chevrolet SS Performance. Old badge returns At the height of the muscle car era, performance models Read on! →


The first generation of Chevrolet’s EN-V debuted at the Shanghai World Expo two years ago. The electric, self-driving transport vehicle is back this year, with some improved capabilities. Pilot studies in China The second generation of the vehicle, currently showing at the China Auto Show, is the EN-V 2.0. The automaker wants to use it Read on! →


Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey recently passed a bill making acts of “road rage” a punishable offense. Anyone in New Jersey who acts out on the motorway can get up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Bill inspired by tragedy The state of New Jersey, according to AutoBlog, has passed a Read on! →


The 2012 Beijing International Auto Show is all dressed up in chrome, reports the Wall Street Journal. Chinese automotive enthusiasts like chrome grilles, “the more garish and Gothic the better,” notes WSJ. The vehicles that will be on display until May 2 have grille “bling” in spades. Putting on the fancy face David Goggins, an Read on! →


TrueCar, the popular new car pricing site, just released its 2011 study of the gender differences among new car buyers. The study found that, as always, men go for faster and flashier cars, whereas women prefer imports, economy and practicality. However, it also found some relaxing of gender biases. Narrowing gaps between sexes While the Read on! →


Don’t put bad or superfluous parts into or on your automotive. Not only is it vehicular abuse, it wastes your money. Here are some auto parts to avoid at your local auto parts store. Don’t get stuck with badges and decals If you aren’t driving a hot sports car or luxury sedan, don’t waste your Read on! →


Consumer Reports magazine releases an annual survey of its readers concerning their satisfaction with car repair services. This year’s car report survey found, among other things, that most people were satisfied with the work, but many weren’t happy with the price. Virtuous local shopping its own reward A lot of people as well as a Read on! →


For fuel- and brake-line parts to be made to specification, the resin must flow. Yet resin availability has been a huge problem in the automotive industry because of an industrial accident at a Evonik Industries AG chemical factory in Marl, Germany. Credit Suisse reports that if European automakers don’t come up with alternatives quickly, production Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that Honda is looking to step up its game in the small luxury car market among successful 30-somethings. The automaker’s latest offerings under the Acura brand are geared toward Generation Y drivers who have tasted success and want an affordable can that still reflects their prosperity. Acura driving back into prominence Read on! →