Americans are keeping their vehicles longer than they ever did. That, in turn, is causing  used car prices to rise. Many later-model used vehicles are now selling for barely less than new models. Used car prices rising According to Kelley Blue Book, the keeper of car prices in the U.S., vehicles that are a year Read on! →

The latest batch of crash tests by the government has just been released. The new ratings put the total number of stars up to 5. In the first round of testing, there were only two five-star vehicles. The BMW 5 series and the Hyundai Sonata were the only cars that got five stars in the Read on! →

CNN Money reports that a wiring problem in newer Volkswagen Jetta sedans built for the U.S. market between March 2010 and March 2011 may cause the car to shut off if the horn is used. While no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of wiring problems related to the horn or anti-theft Read on! →

If you’re looking for more of the top 10 offbeat automotive tips, you’re in the right place. This continues the top 10; if you missed the first five automotive tips, CLICK HERE. In no time, you’ll be able to use these simple but off-the-beaten-path remedies to get the most out of your vehicle. More top Read on! →

On May 15, General Motors decided that its return on investment for Facebook ads – a $10 million annual cash outlay – wasn’t floating its boat, so it killed its Facebook advertising campaign. This news came down mere days before Facebook’s IPO, which began with high expectations but ended rather flat. Now, the Huffington Post Read on! →

Car sharing programs such as Zipcar and others are becoming popular, as they pose a viable alternative for car ownership to many. Zipcar itself has expanded to 46 college campuses and more than a dozen cities worldwide. Not everyone needs to buy The usual car, according to Time Magazine, sits idle for 92 percent of Read on! →

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has balked at the United Auto Workers union’s call for a two-tier wage system, reports Reuters. The split wage system, which Marchionne believes is “not viable” for Chrysler Group LLC in the long term, creates a contentious class system between newer and veteran employees. Marchionne wants solution by 2015 The two-tier Read on! →

Is there any point to automakers tweaking their latest designs for young consumers? Not according to a University of Michigan study released today, according to Automotive News. Teen drivers – or potential drivers in their teen-age years, aka “Generation N” – are proving to be neutral in regards to the driving privilege. As U.S. light Read on! →

Many auto enthusiasts claim to be able to identify a car simply by its exhaust note or its distinctive sound. But suppose you heard the powerful rumble and sputter of a turbocharged V8 coming from an accelerating Prius? A new app, designed for “green” drivers who miss the thunder under the hood, now makes that Read on! →