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 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! →


A federal discrimination suit against a Northern California Toyota dealership has been settled. The suit alleged that a general manager used racial slurs against several former employees of Afghan descent. Toyota dealership agrees to pay As reported by CBS Atlanta, a Toyota dealership located in Fremont, Calif. last week agreed to pay out $400,000. Threats Read on! →


Only a few electric vehicles are available from major carmakers nationwide, but there are a number of boutique companies out there. One, Coda, is partnering with Great Wall Motors, a Chinese automaker, to mass-produce an electric car on the cheap. California dreaming There are a fair number of small companies building electric vehicles aside from Read on! →