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! →


Hotels and recreational vehicles are expensive, not to mention bulky, and tents are not always the most accommodating. To that end, a number of DIY enthusiasts and plenty of companies do camper conversions, making everyday vehicles into a living space. No stakes or sleeping bags needed Camping is one of the most common forms of Read on! →


The economic climate of recession and the resulting taxpayer auto bailout apparently still has automakers gun shy, reports Automotive News. That’s because low factory inventory is becoming the rule rather than the exception lately. The result of this is that dealers need more cars to sell, as they cannot meet rising demand. An online survey Read on! →


If you are a parent, especially of a teenager who is of driving age, you should know that, according to AAA, the most deadly period for teen drivers is practically upon us. The tragic season occurs on the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The deadliest season Obviously, this season coincides with summer Read on! →


Honda¬†has created a¬†curious little item called the Uni-Cub, a personal transport vehicle designed to carry one person at slow speeds inside and out. The Segway may consider itself warned. Too close for the car and too far to walk Many of the trips in a car’s lifetime are for a few miles or less. However, Read on! →