The phrase “distracted driving” has become part of our lexicon as driver cell phone and texting bans have become more and more commonplace. However, one Ohio town wants to take it one step further and make all forms of distracted driving illegal. Distracted driving ban A new state law comes into affect for Ohio in Read on! →


When General Motors first introduced the Chevrolet Volt, it was estimated the vehicle got 230 miles per gallon. The government formula that was used to calculate this number, though, was never officially approved. This means that the estimation of miles per gallon for most hybrids will have to be recalculated — not just the Chevy Read on! →


The Big Three domestic automakers have been desperate to recapture the market share from foreign auto firms. Since the recession began, all three firms have been trying to boost the bottom line and get more people buying American again. The auto rebate offered by the government for buying more fuel efficient vehicles helped. General Motors Read on! →


According to a report released Monday by CarFax, the automotive pricing website, there were nearly 3 million cars for sale in the U.S. last year that were subject to safety recalls. ‘Threatens safety of consumers everywhere’ The Carfax study found that there were about 2.7 million vehicles offered to buyers that had not been fixed, Read on! →


Road salt, garden variety salt used to deice roads in winter, causes corrosion in car suspension components, which leads to recalls. The latest is an expansion of a Jeep Liberty recall, which now includes more than 350,000 Liberty SUVs from the 2004 to 2007 model years. Rust in pieces Salt, as it turns out, is Read on! →


The older a car gets, the more expensive it becomes to keep her on the road. On the other hand, if you keep Old Reliable running, you save money on hefty monthly car payments. Finding the point at which that balance tips in the favor of repair costs is the crux of determining when to Read on! →


Toyota has announced that the company has fixed nearly all of the problems that led to the recalls by the automaker. There were a series of Toyota recalls, which led to outrage at the popular automaker. The company has also come up with a fail-safe, which is reported to put a stop to unintended acceleration. Read on! →


The Scion xB and xD are curious little cars, in that they are box-shaped but also small, giving the practicality of an SUV but the size and economy of a sub-compact. However, Scion has decided to give these models the ax because sales have fallen off. Cubes kicked to the curb In the early 2000s, Read on! →


A lot of companies produce track-oriented models of their sports cars for people who like to cover some serious asphalt during the weekend. Chevrolet is releasing a track-day variant of the Camaro, the 1LE, which hits this fall. Chevy aims to boss the Boss around Making cars for track days has been a specialty of Read on! →


Concerned that dashboard access to web browsers, texting, social media, navigation interfaces and the like could lead to escalated incidents of distracted driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked the nation’s automakers to find ways of limiting driver access to these functions while vehicles are in motion. Recommendation issued Thursday Transportation Secretary Ray Read on! →