You know it will happen eventually — your windshield will develop cracks. In the worst case scenario, it could even shatter. This is, of course, a serious safety issue, as an airbag won’t protect you from flying glass if the windshield breaks while you’re driving (such as during a collision). Neither is it advisable to Read on! →


According to some auto industry analysts, the stick shift will soon be going out of style; at least in mid-size sedans. Fewer and fewer automakers are offering the option, according to Cars.com. Others disagree, though. The stick gets the shaft Until recently, most car makers offered a manual transmission option in mid-size cars as a Read on! →


As nations up their fuel efficiency standards and the car-buying public comes closer to accepting alternative-fuel vehicles, it seems only natural that an automaker would take the plunge and build a vehicle that runs on the cheapest, most plentiful resource available — air. India’s largest automaker, Tata Motors, says it is doing just that. Air-driven Read on! →


Thursday, BMW officials announced that the company will be investing an additional $900 million in the production plant in Spartanburg, S.C., where the BMW X4 will be produced. The extra investment will create an additional 300 jobs at the plant, which has produced 2 million vehicles since it opened in 1994. Gov. Nikki Haley applauds Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Thursday that brake override systems be made mandatory in all new vehicles. The proposal comes as a fallout to large-scale Toyota recalls in 2009 and 2010 for deadly, unintended accelerations. Override braking system required Under the NHTSA proposal, all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. would Read on! →


Morpace released a recent survey on the habits of car buyers. One of the trends it indicated is that car buyers don’t care about which dealership they buy a new or used vehicle from. It may not matter where the auto loan comes from either. It turns out that the average American cares the most Read on! →


In order to make weight in the Environmental Protection Agency’s CAFE standards race for fuel economy, automakers look to go with lighter, yet still durable materials. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Dow Chemical Co.’s automotive division to develop cost-effective uses of carbon fiber in high-volume car and truck production, reports Reuters. Carbon Read on! →


Ford Explorer: the beginning of a love story The mom-mobile, the beloved suburban conveyor, the best-selling passenger vehicle in America for years on end: In its very success, the Ford Explorer unleashed a pestilence of vehicular obesity.  How did it get so fat?  Love had a hand in it.  People fell in love with the Read on! →


There’s a new “Mad Max” movie coming out – and it looks AWESOME – and that means a new Pursuit Special, the iconic car of the series. The Pursuit Special is up there with the most iconic of movie cars; to not have a new take on a classic would be a letdown. Pursuit Special Read on! →


German automaker BMW AG announced Tuesday that it will be collaborating with Japanese car maker Toyota to develop a new generation of lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will power future models of the Prius and other hybrids. Collaboration finally in effect BMW and Toyota have been in talks about the collaboration for more than a year Read on! →