After an operating loss of $665 million last year, Ford automaker has announced first-quarter earnings of $2.1 billion in 2010. The only automaker to not take government money, Ford is still working on paying off borrowed money. Three of the top 10 sellers in the United States in 2010 were Ford vehicles. Ford is No. Read on! →

In an age where automotive safety devices are as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, some distressing things have happened on U.S. highways in 2012. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2012 jumped a whopping 13.5 percent, to the highest fatality rate since 2008. Sources indicate this Read on! →

The automotive industry has had its share of embarrassments. Some of them have come in the form of cars whose time never was. With thanks to Popular Mechanics and an apologies to the Ford Pinto, here are the 10 cars that most deserved to burn in the ash bin of history. BMW Z3 (E36/4), 1996–2002 Read on! →

Ford has announced a recall for more than 140,000 Focus units because of a fault in the windshield wiper motors. The motor can develop a leak, causing the wiper motor to fail and thus pose a risk of reduced visibility to drivers. Ford out to wipe defect from the Focus The Ford Motor Company, according Read on! →

Drivers, fall is in full swing, which means winter isn’t far away. Icy conditions in northern climes equate to very dangerous roadways, which in turn require special defensive driving techniques. Here are some tips for how to drive on ice so you won’t find yourself in the unenviable position of being “on ice.” Driving on Read on! →

Sales of the Fiat 500 Abarth were sluggish until the Italian automaker took a page from the tried and true “sex in advertising” playbook. The ongoing Fiat Abarth commercial campaign featuring Romanian supermodel Catrinel Menghia, which debuted during the 2011 Super Bowl broadcast, has helped propel the brand to record sales through March 2012. Parent 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 semi truck delivers nearly everything you buy to your favorite grocery, hardware and department stores. For that reason alone, it’s interesting to know what’s going on beneath the hood. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Semi truck fact No. 6 – Maximum weights Down Under In the U.S., a semi Read on! →

Chevrolet is about to release the 2013 Malibu to coincide with college basketball “March Madness.” However, few college students will be driving one, as the only available model will be the premium edition. March Madness Every year, millions of people tune into “March Madness” to watch college basketball teams vie for sporting supremacy. It is Read on! →

Track vehicles, like track-equipped ATVs and tanks, have an advantage over traditional cars on soft surfaces, as tracks exert less pressure and have more tread for grip. Traditional track conversions are expensive and require modifications, but a prototype system, the Track N Go, could change all that. Keeping track Ever get stuck in mud or Read on! →