Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Honda Accord recall that will affect nearly 600,000 midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada. The recall is over a deteriorated power steering hose that has the potential of causing an engine fire. One engine fire prompts Honda Accord recall The recall affects Accords from the Read on! →


It is the 21st century and we still are without the flying cars foretold by “The Jetsons.” But Volkswagen may be working on the next best thing: a car that hovers and travels on an invisible magnetic cushion. The People’s Car Project China’s recent Beijing auto show unveiled some of the concepts created for the Read on! →


Other than a home, a new car may be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make; and other than your house payment or rent, your car loan is likely to be your largest monthly expense. That said, when it comes to serious damage or loss, standard auto insurance policies sometimes do not provide all the financial Read on! →


That’s over 1,000,000 Hondas recalled in the past few weeks Hot on the heels of the recent Toyota recall, we see now that Honda is recalling airbags. Some think this is a conspiracy on the part of the U.S. government and General Motors/GM, but I think we’re simply hearing more about recalls that would have Read on! →


The Toyota Motor Company cannot catch a break; it has announced a recall of more than 80,000 Highlander hybrid and Lexus RX400h SUVs. The hybrid utility vehicles have a problem in the drive system that can cause components to burn out and shut the vehicle down. Transistors can cause vehicle shutdown Toyota has announced a Read on! →


Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


A few oddballs out there have always wondered whether or not to get a kit car, for various reasons. However, for those who might consider taking the plunge, there are some pros and cons to kit cars that should be considered. Cars built in sheds Kit cars are a bit of a curiosity. They aren’t Read on! →


In case anyone still thought it didn’t really, AC impacts fuel economy and performance. There are other things which can make fuel economy suffer in summertime, but turning on the air conditioning will sap a few miles per gallon. AC impacts fuel economy due to extra work Anyone ever hear someone say “I don’t run Read on! →


Let’s continue our look at female innovators, inventors and activists. This concludes a three-part article on important women in automotive history. Here’s PART 1 and PART 2. Other random historical bits from women’s automotive history In 1910, 5 percent all licensed drivers in the U.S. were women In 1916, the Girl Scouts began to offer Read on! →