In a few large U.S. cities, seeing a parking lot full of Zipcars is becoming more and more common. Soon, drivers in the United Kingdom will have a chance to wave their membership cards to use Zipcars, too. The Cambridge-based company has acquired Streetcar. The combined car-sharing network of Streetcar and Zipcar has about 400,000 Read on! →


In addition to fuel economy, more car makers are starting to focus on the full life cycle of a vehicle. Chevrolet has announced eco-labels that will include environmental data on the construction of some vehicles. The 2013 Ford Escape will include door panels made of a renewable plant material. The Ecologic Label Starting with the Read on! →


A potentially faulty drive shaft is triggering a recall of some 2012 Honda Civic coupes and sedans. The automaker is voluntarily asking owners to return their vehicles to the dealer for a free fix. More than 50,000 Civics According to a bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website, more than Read on! →


According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control, the numbers of teens drinking and driving has fallen by more than half in the last 20 years. Fewer teens drinking and driving The study was posted in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Oct. 3. It found that the number of Read on! →


The low and uninitiated may see the terms “pushrod” and “overhead cam” advertised and wonder what it is and if it makes any difference at all. Perhaps not to the lay person and in their day-to-day drudgery, but it does make a difference mechanically, and also to a great many gearheads. And in this corner, Read on! →


In a world where fuel costs are out of sight and the newest automobiles, trucks and SUVs are prohibitively expensive, city dwellers who want powered personal transportation without a huge price tag still have a great option. Two-wheeled scooters remain popular for city driving, and they are increasingly fuel-efficient. If you are in the market Read on! →


A car robbery was recently foiled in St. Louis, Mo., as the thief could not drive a stick shift. Similar reports occur fairly regularly, so it is safe to say that a manual transmission is an effective theft deterrent. Manual foils car robbery A great anti-theft device for cars might be an old and low-tech Read on! →


Natural gas is an attractive alternative for both energy production and also for transportation, as it offers some benefits over gasoline. For starters, it’s cleaner, and is also much cheaper, as natural gas savings for motorists could really add up. Economic natural gas savings can really add up Like it or not, the gasoline engine Read on! →


Goodyear announced in a press release Monday that it will be developing a tire that not only detects when its pressure is low, it will inflate itself for peak performance and safety. The company has not mentioned a time frame when the technology will become available to consumers. Goodyear is calling the new system Air Read on! →


A recent survey conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety suggests that most motorists in the state don’t have a clue about how to be safe around motorcycles. In particular, the majority of California drivers are ignorant of lane splitting rules for motorcyclists, which can lead to traffic accidents. Lane splitting is legal in Read on! →