Since the 1970s, domestic automakers have been looking for a way to supplant the competition in meeting the demand for fuel efficient subcompact cars. Honda and Toyota have held steady in offering small, fuel efficient cars that come with reasonable sticker prices. GM, Chrysler and Ford have been trying for ages to get larger shares Read on! →


Ford Motor Company is being sued over allegations that it sold pickups and full-size vans with faulty fuel tank linings. The lining could corrode with time and clog the fuel system. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a New Jersey federal court, further contends that Ford knew about the issue and kept quiet about it to 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! →


Return business is gold for any retailer. For automotive dealers, it’s a diamond chariot. General Motors realizes this, which is why the automaker will be dishing out employee bonuses based upon owner loyalty. These customer loyalty rewards will apply to at GM North America salaried employees from engineers to field representatives. Keep them coming back Read on! →


It’s summertime, and the sun is making your car’s cooling system work overtime. If it has been a while since you last checked the fluid level in the radiator, then it’s high time you popped the hood. If you don’t have any coolant on hand, be sure to buy some. But when it comes to Read on! →


Every now and again, a feature will crop up in the automotive press about a new model of armored car that’s going on sale or heading to an auto show. Armored cars are fairly interesting, as is what information is available on sales outside of typical customers like governments. Most major carmakers do armored cars Read on! →


An automotive engine is essentially an air pump. It sucks in air via a partially closed butterfly valve, creating a vacuum in the intake manifold that sends the air to mix with fuel for combustion. If a vacuum leak develops in an engine, your vehicle can idle erratically, lose fuel economy and put the vehicle Read on! →


With cold weather across the country, those little yellow bottles of gas line antifreeze are flying off shelves. Gas line antifreeze is a product that is only helpful in certain situations, however. How gas line antifreeze is used Gas line antifreeze is a product usually added to a vehicle’s gas tank as a way to Read on! →


If your car still has the same old stock stereo system and you’d like something better, it is possible to do it yourself. Before undertaking any upgrade project, however, it is important to be prepared. Here are some things to keep in mind when upgrading your car stereo, with an eye toward minimizing cost while Read on! →


The automotive press and some gearheads have been swooning lately over the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86, the Toyota-Subaru joint project car. The recent auto trade show in Paris got a glimpse at the Toyota GT86 TRD edition, a GT86 fitted with a goodies from Toyota’s race division. Toyota GT86 TRD edition goes Read on! →