Few things cause the average auto owner to cringe like the mention of transmission trouble. All most people know is that it sounds expensive. However, with some basic transmission knowledge and proper transmission maintenance, replacing a transmission can be avoided until absolutely necessary. For some cars, that time may come around 200,000 miles, although as Read on! →


San Francisco transportation officials are proposing drivers pay a mileage tax as a way to fund road construction and surface repair projects. The commission says it’s going to be a hard sell, but if implemented, it could leave taxpayers steaming. Proposed mileage tax The proposal would require drivers in the Bay Area to install GPS-like Read on! →


Barn finds are the nickname given to a certain scenario, where a classic car is discovered rusting away in a barn and the right person can restore it to a thing of automotive beauty. Some are financially great finds, but others are money pits, so one has to be slightly cautious diving into one. $266k Read on! →


General Motors, in a case of absolutely horrible timing, has announced a large recall just before it is supposed to launch an Initial Public Offering of stock. The recall will affect 243,000 vehicles, mostly crossover SUVs. The defect is in the safety latch in the second row seat belt. GM issued a recall several months Read on! →


American automakers, in the midst of a muscle car renaissance, have started an arms race by producing modern pony cars with staggering amounts of power. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT Mustang will produce 650 horsepower and reach 200 miles per hour. Ford not horsing around with new Mustang America’s “Big Three” automakers, Ford, General Motors Read on! →


In the annual BrandZ Top 100 survey conducted by market research company Millward Brown, BMW has moved into the lead when it comes to the most valuable auto brands worldwide. The number one slot was previously held by Toyota Motor Corp., but Toyota’s recent trouble with mechanical failure and design flaws has knocked it back Read on! →


The Lexus RX crossover is under an unintended acceleration recall by Lexus’ parent company Toyota. The Lexus RX unintended acceleration recall is for the same issue affecting other Toyota vehicles, namely “sticky” floor mats which can get trapped under the acceleration pedal. Lexus joins unintended acceleration recall years later In 2011, Toyota initiated a massive Read on! →


Chrysler is having a busy month. In two separate campaigns, it is recalling more than 120,000 sedans and minivans for issues involving the ABS/ESC control system and a potentially dangerous electric liftgate. Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger The largest of the campaigns calls back nearly 120,000 U.S.-owned Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans from the Read on! →


Jaguar announced its new XKR-S convertible just a week before unleashing it at the current Los Angeles Auto Show. The new drop-top version of the automaker’s fastest and most powerful model is bound to become the envy of collectors. Its steep price tag puts it out of league for most of us, and only 25 Read on! →