BMW has announced a recall of more than 32,000 cars in North America for an issue that could pose a fire hazard. The problem is with a component that can smolder; it’s found in models made between 2008 and 2011 equipped with turbocharged 8- and 12-cylinder engines Water pump circuit boards going kaput BMW, according to Read on! →


Swedish automaker Saab has been on the ropes for years, but the firm may have been saved by two Chinese auto firms. A last minute agreement by Zhejiang Youngman Lotus and Pang Da to purchase Saab appears to have saved it from liquidation. Possible end to Saab story Earlier this year, it was announced that Read on! →


For many individuals without much income, a vehicle can make a huge difference. A new study by the Consumer Federation of America has found that many low-income families pay disproportionately high prices for vehicle insurance. The insurance requirement Forty-nine of the 50 states in the United States require all drivers to have vehicle insurance of Read on! →


Most car companies use fuel efficiency as part of their overall marketing schemes. However, a recently released study by an MIT economist found that cars haven’t been gaining as much fuel economy as commercials would have us believe. TV is lying to us again Just about every car maker emphasizes the fuel efficiency for some, Read on! →


A new study by J.D. Power and Associates says that sales for electric and hybrid cars will be slow for at least a decade. The report uses current sales estimates of hybrid and electric cars, which are a small fraction of the market, to estimate growth for the next decade. The report estimates that by Read on! →


A123 Systems, the company that supplies the battery packs for Fisker Automotive, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company has been linked to faulty batteries and wasn’t able to secure enough revenue to pay its debts. Bankruptcy protection sought by A123 Systems A123 Systems, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer mostly known for supplying the battery pack Read on! →


On July 20, the final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will hit theaters. But the marketing machine has been moving at full speed for a while. Witness Chrysler’s “Imported from Gotham City” ad campaign, promoting the presence of the Chrysler 300 in the upcoming film. The car in the Chrysler Read on! →


Esquire magazine has named its Car of the Year for 2012. This time around, the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan won the top honor. Esquire called it “perhaps the single most important thing Detroit has built in years.” 2013 Cadillac ATS has visceral appeal The Cadillac ATS is one of ten models that the GM luxury Read on! →


A little bit of rust on your car may seem like just a cosmetic issue, but rust can be a much bigger problem. Rust on a vehicle can eat away at the components, the structure and the safety. If you do have rust in or on your car, the best way to handle it is Read on! →


Regenerative braking technology, where kinetic energy of a vehicle in motion is transferred back into on-board electric systems, has been used in public trains for some time and in race cars somewhat more recently. Nissan Motor Co. has plans to bring regenerative braking to its Japanese Serena S-Hybrid minivan in order to squeeze out extra Read on! →