New reports show that auto sales remained brisk in March, hovering near the four-year high numbers seen in February. It is yet another sign of an improving economy and a thriving auto industry. Kia the most improved Kia Motors America showed the most improvement, making March its best month yet for U.S. sales. The South Read on! →


Making the most efficient use of fuel is the new name of the game in car manufacturing. At the 2011 auto show, Ford representatives confirmed that the company is researching seven- and eight-speed transmissions. These high-efficiency transmissions are already being used in BMW, Audi and Lexus vehicles. The benefit of high-gear transmissions Transmissions that use Read on! →


Arguably, the most prestigious motor racing series is Formula One, which certainly has the most technologically advanced and expensive cars among race series. There is a benefit to it, as a lot of F1 technology winds up in cars that are for sale at most dealerships. From racetrack to driveway Technological advances in typical motor Read on! →


Lane weaving is where drivers switch from traffic lane to traffic lane in the belief that by passing someone, they get to their destination faster. The practice is not as effective as one might think. Lane weaving had it’s myth busted Discovery channel program “Mythbusters” took a crack at lane weaving, and they found it Read on! →


The government has for some time, as well some members of the public, been aware that rental car companies are not getting recalled cars fixed. Rental car companies have been asked to pledge, in writing, not to rent out recalled cars but some major rental agencies are resistant to the idea. Rental car roulette Currently, Read on! →


OEM, for the low and unitiated, means Original Equipment Manufacturer, and one of the eternal debates among shadetree mechanics (and real ones) is OEM vs aftermarket parts. There are pros and cons to both, so it behooves one to know a few things. The great debate of OEM vs aftermarket parts The long and short Read on! →


After the end of the brand was announced last year, Pontiac has officially ceased to exist. The brand was jettisoned along with other under-performing brands under the GM banner. Other casualties included Hummer and Saturn, among others. Pontiac had more than 70 years of history.  The brand was especially well known for delivering classic muscle Read on! →


Distracted driving, or use of a phone while behind the wheel, is a hot topic. Many states already have full or partial prohibitions in place. The Secretary of Transportation, Roy LaHood, wants further study done into distracted driving. He has implied that he would like a total ban on phone use of any sort while Read on! →