You’ve left the headlights on overnight, and now your car’s engine won’t even crank. However, try it again an hour later and you hear some life or maybe even get the engine to turn over. What’s going on with that 12-volt lead-acid car battery? How car batteries work Most standard auto batteries work in the Read on! →


Toyota is recalling 7.5 million cars globally, and 2.5 million in the U.S. The recall is over a failed master switch that could cause a fire in the driver’s side door. Toyota recall largest since 2010 The massive recall is the automaker’s largest since those in 2009 and 2010 over unintended accelerations. And it could Read on! →


It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Ford Escape. Reports indicate that Ford Motor Co. is recalling an additional 11,500 new Ford Escape SUVs in North America. Last weekend, the automaker recalled 8,300 2013 Escapes due to carpet problems that can affect the application of the brake pedal. Now the Ford Escape recall Read on! →


Nissan is taking a concept car to a car show in Paris, the Terra, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric crossover. The Nissan Terra EV isn’t set for production, but certainly looks better than the company’s other EV, the Leaf, with looks not even a mother could love. Nissan Terra EV might be first good looking Read on! →


This year is the beginning of a resurgent General Motors. The company has begun posting profits again, after it had to take billions in loans from the U.S. and Canadian governments. While in the midst of a brief period of bankruptcy protection, General Motors has begun shedding the under erforming brands. There is also a Read on! →


One of the more careless practices that necessitated the subprime bailout was sloppy loan underwriting procedures. Lenders did not sufficiently weigh the risk of lending to consumers who were hard-pressed to repay, leading to excessive loan default. Wards Auto reports that this has led vehicle finance companies to take a closer look at incoming auto Read on! →


Many Americans are nostalgic about muscle cars, and there’s a rumor that the Barracuda may return. Domestic automakers have revived the retro style in certain cars, especially in high-performance models. There has been buzz about the return of classics for some time, and the Barracuda in particular. However, there are some challenges, especially because Plymouth Read on! →


Volkswagen unveiled variations of its new three-door supermini van, the Up!, at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall. It will be showing four new variations of the Up! next week at the Geneva Motor Show. VW throws Up! out there The Up!, which goes on sale in Europe on March 5, is an economical city Read on! →


Various automakers over the years have tried to make amphibious vehicles that are equally at home on land and at sea. Few have succeeded, but Suzuki just showed off a Grand Vitara Marine concept car. Purely for show at auto show Recently, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association or SEMA, concluded its annual auto show. The Read on! →