Some people might like the idea of waking up one morning, deciding they want a new car, heading to a dealership and getting the car and the financing taken care of all at once and in the same place. However, convenience always comes with a price. In this case, that price could be a whole Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles and other forms of next-generation personal consumer transportation have proved to be polarizing in recent years. For all the people who are excited about lessening their carbon footprints and spending less for reliable transportation, there remains a loud minority that bellyaches about their fear of being herded into accepting some global warming ideology Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which currently owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler Group LLC, has taken a major step toward complete ownership of the iconic American automotive brand. The Detroit News reports that Fiat’s shareholders approved a simplified capital structure with a single class of common stock, which would make a total buy-out of Chrysler much Read on! →


Ever see those “Baby on Board” signs or stickers people put on or in their cars? Some think they’re very cute and others find them incalculably annoying and some recent research favors the latter camp, as there is some indication that the signs cause accidents. Baby on Board not as cute as one might think Read on! →


When you’re in the market to purchase a used car, it pays to know what details are important. Consumer protections such as the FTC Used Car Rule help ensure that you aren’t being taken advantage of when you’re at a dealership, but what if you’re stuck in the early stages of simply trying to decide Read on! →


According to the National Highway traffic Safety Administration, two recalls have been issued by Nissan North America. The two recalls are for unrelated issues. One is for the 2011-2012 Nissan Quest minivan over software problems. The second recall is of the 2003-2005 Infiniti Q45, involving wiring issues that could affect side airbag deployment. Quest recall Read on! →


Congress is currently considering a bill to fund research into ignition interlock Breathalyzer technology. A growing number of states require them for people convicted of drunken driving, and more people are calling for them to be standard on all cars. Top beverage group opposes interlock research A bill is currently under consideration in the United Read on! →


There are times we all wish that our cars would just go — no maintenance, no oil changes, no worries. If you own or lease a vehicle, though, you need to keep an eye on vehicle maintenance. The good news is, if you keep up on your maintenance, you can save time and money. Keeping Read on! →


Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will be voluntarily recalling 778,000 of its RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h models in the U.S., due to a possible rear suspension arm failure following a rear-end alignment service. Toyota recall is announced The recall affects 760,000 RAV4 SUVs from the model years 2006 through early 2011. In Read on! →


The German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is issuing a small-scale recall for some of its SL-Class roadsters from the 2013 model year. A vulnerable air-conditioner refrigerant line is the culprit in the action. It could cause a fire under extreme conditions. Affects fewer than 500 Mercedes SL-Class According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only Read on! →