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! →


When you are trying to avoid a traffic ticket, then the best and easiest way to just not not get stopped. Avoiding the eye of a traffic officer, however, is not always easy. There are a few things you can do to help ensure that your car is not the one that the police notice. Read on! →


Repossessions are on the rise In the third quarter of 2009, the national 60-day auto delinquency rate (defined by TransUnion.com as the ratio of auto loan borrowers 60 or more days past due) edged up to 0.81 percent, from .80 for the same quarter in 2008. TransUnion calculates the delinquency rate based on the approximately Read on! →


Fiat announced some time ago that the company was working on a four-door version of the 500. The car, which is called the 500L, is about to debut at the Geneva Auto Show. Pint size four-door ready for debut The Fiat 500 is a very successful minicar abroad and hasn’t been a total dud in Read on! →


Some people would love to own a car that was used in a television show or movie, but don’t think it’s possible to ever buy one. However, movie and television prop cars do wind up being for sale, some of which are quite affordable. Road-going dinosaurs According to AutoGuide, a pair of television prop cars, Read on! →