Winter driving conditions make having the right tires imperative. In climates where snow and ice are ever-present hazards of the winter roadway, loss of traction can prove deadly. Most vehicles come standard with all-season (aka all-weather) tires, but are they enough? Exploring the winter versus all-season tire debate can uncover the truth. All-season tires and Read on! →


When Scottsdale, Ariz., police pulled over a vehicle on Sept. 10, 2008, they found sales contracts from a local automotive dealership. According to The Arizona Republic, the contracts were among many items in the car that documented a fraud ring involving Gilbert-based Henry Brown Buick-GMC-Pontiac finance manager Dominick Hurley. Rampant dealership identity theft “It was Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. and its suppliers have made a $220 million commitment to expand its Van Dyke Transmission plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The expansion will add hybrid transmission production capability to support assembly of the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and more, reports Read on! →


Struggling auto finance company Ally Financial Inc. had a run-in with the FBI. The Detroit News reports that, according to a search warrant made public Monday, the FBI seized one of Ally’s computers from the company’s headquarters in Detroit, Mich. The reason for FBI involvement in the affairs of the taxpayer-backed company currently remains unknown Read on! →


You probably know that Kelley Blue Book is the most trusted source of auto pricing and value information in the United States. But did you know that Kelley Blue Book recently started a new web site, called Trusted Marketplace, where you can shop for cars, too? Trusted Marketplace allows you to look at cars for sale Read on! →


Believe it or not, with so many alternatives to those idiotic radio stations available these days, most people still prefer the radio. Despite satellite radio and streaming radio becoming ever more popular, that old AM/FM habit is apparently a hard one to lose. Invisible airwaves still crackle with life as radio soldiers on You would Read on! →


For the first time in approximately four years, the primarily labor union of automotive workers for South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors has gone on strike. Reports indicate that labor officials will resume talks with Hyundai management by Wednesday. However, a partial strike is scheduled again for Friday, an indication that the sides may still be Read on! →


The fourth annual REFUEL electric vehicle racing event was held July 1 at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif. It was perhaps the largest such event ever held. REFUEL promotes EVs The event is organized by the racing instruction school, Speed Ventures, in recognition of the growing importance of vehicles powered by batteries Read on! →


An issue with the airbags has prompted Kia to announce a recall of nearly 150,000 cars. Rondo models from 2007-08 and Optima models from 2006-08 have a defect that could cause the airbag not to deploy during a crash. Chronic problems with airbags at Kia Kia has had multiple airbag recalls in the past year, Read on! →