Local gas stations could be ripping off motorists across the country, and the motorist probably doesn’t even know it. A large number of gas stations keep “condemned,” or mis-calibrated, pumps in service, which might be shortchanging people at the pump. Measure for measure A key function of the various state departments of Weights and Measures Read on! →


The Chevy Volt, or Chevrolet Volt, is one of the most hotly anticipated offerings from General Motors. The car is a plug-in hybrid, thought to deliver fuel efficiency far above the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. However, there are troubling reports that dealerships might end up charging far above what they should for the Read on! →


Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy released a new sticker design for all cars and light-trucks from 2013 on. The new stickers will for the first time require estimated annual fuel costs and rate the vehicle’s overall environmental impact. Energy Independence and Security Act The stickers stem from the Energy Independence and Security Act Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating possible issues with automatic transmissions in the Saturn Aura since last year. Saturn is no more, but the agency is looking into similar defects in other GM models. Faulty gear selector can cause accidents A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation has been going on since Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating a variety of cars that may be susceptible to fires in the doors. The probe initially concentrated on Toyota models, but it has been expanded to include the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Problem possibly in power window switch On Feb. 10, according to Businessweek, the National Highway Traffic Read on! →


Two of China’s largest automakers have launched a recall in Australia that may set back plans to expand exports in the U.S. and European markets. The discovery of carcinogenic asbestos car parts in the engine prompted the recall. Asbestos car parts Down Under According to Dunne and Co., Great Wall Motor Co. and Chery Automobile Read on! →


The Lexus ES line of sedans is among the automaker’s top sellers, with its luxurious appointments and comfortable styling. However, the critical push has been modest. With the 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h hybrid – the latter being Lexus’ first gas/electric ES – the critics are taking notice. The 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h’s new Read on! →


The air dam, or front spoiler, of your vehicle may seem to be a part of questionable need. Like a rear spoiler, the intention of the air dam is to redirect air and improve the aerodynamics of your vehicle. Is the air dam really a necessary part, or is it just one more piece that Read on! →


Even when you’re the biggest game in town, you can always get bigger. That’s the philosophy behind the expansion of Nissan Motor Co. in China. Already the largest Japanese automaker in China, Nissan has announced plans to build a massive $785 million production plant in the northeast region at Dalian City. Tightening grip on the Read on! →


The pride and joy of Chevrolet is the Corvette, GM’s uber-powerful sports car. The current generation is ceasing production in the near future and is getting a 427 Droptop model as a sendoff. Corvette history The Chevrolet Corvette has a long history. The Corvette is one of the few cars that has been in production Read on! →