A great number of things factor into fuel consumption, including the state of the engine, tire inflation, driving style and also, according to an MIT study, surface pavement. A recent paper from MIT found that stiffer surfaces could lead to a significant boost in fuel economy for motorists. More incentive to pay for road repairs Read on! →

Troubled luxury hybrid automaker Fisker is announcing yet another recall. Nineteen of its uber-expensive Karmas are being sent back to the dealership for an improperly installed coolant hose in the battery pack. Last December, 239 Karmas were recalled for the same issue. Delivery service The automaker says it will pick up the cars from the Read on! →

Toyota has plans to begin exporting the new Toyota Camry to South Korea by January, reports the Detroit Free Press. U.S.-made Camrys will be exported. Stronger yen values and a desire for reciprocation after Americans purchased Kias and Hyundais helped fuel the decision. Sending 6,000 Camrys per year The 7,000 workers at the Toyota assembly Read on! →

The recession has kept many Americans from purchasing new cars, and car salespeople who have traditionally depended upon commission sales have felt the pinch. In their scramble to ramp up meager profit margins, auto dealers have had to use inventive means to both remain profitable and keep their car salespeople happy. One way they’ve done Read on! →

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration¬† issued a recall for nearly 15,000 Sonata Hybrids on Friday. The recall concerns issues with the vehicle’s center rear seatbelts. While a recall isn’t terribly unusual, the Korean automaker’s reaction was. It plans to petition the NTHSA and challenge part of the recall. Seatbelts violate federal standards The NHTSA Read on! →

Alabama’s controversial new immigration law is the strictest in the nation. Last week, a German executive with¬† Mercedes Benz was stopped by Tuscaloosa police and arrested for not having proper identification. Many in the state are now questioning the immigration policy, fearing it may cost the state money from foreign-owned corporations. Jailed for not having Read on! →

A 1903 Indian motorcycle, the oldest unrestored example known to exist, will be auctioned off on Saturday, April 21, in Frederick, Md., at the County Fairgrounds. Hung in dentist’s office for 30 years The motorcycle is part of the estate of the late Charlie Alder, Jr., whose father saw it hanging in a dentist’s office Read on! →

A New York man said good-bye to his beloved 30-year-old Honda Civic, Bluey, with a New-Orleans-style funeral procession that the whole neighborhood turned out for. A beloved Honda Civic Harry Ettling bought Bluey new, long before there were such things as hybrid cars and internet auto loans. He has driven and lovingly maintained Bluey for Read on! →

When you’re in the market for a new car, it is advisable to consider financing before you visit the dealership. But what length of auto loan should you choose? Three-, five- and six-year loans are the most common options available, and once upon a time, the latter option was popular. However, as numerous automotive industry Read on! →

Late last year, BMW announced a recall of more than 32,000 cars with 8- and 12-cylinder turbocharged engines for an issue that could lead to a fire. The recall has been expanded twice in the last month to include 2011 and 2012 models. Hot rides BMW issued a recall in October 2011, according to Inside Read on! →