The recession has kept many Americans from purchasing new cars, and car salespeople who have traditionally depended upon commission sales have felt the pinch. In their scramble to ramp up meager profit margins, auto dealers have had to use inventive means to both remain profitable and keep their car salespeople happy. One way they’ve done Read on! →

Sales of hybrid vehicles have been less brisk than automakers would like, and automakers widely attributed the reason to the high entry cost of a hybrid. For those interested in a hybrid, but wondering when the break-even point of saving money will occur, the U.S. Department of Energy has you covered. The department has started Read on! →

“Cars are made to go, not to stop,” says Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1960 French New Wave film “À bout de souffle.” But when they go and get into an auto accident, cars and drivers stop hard. In some tragic cases, there is no souffle, no breath and no life that remains. With that in Read on! →

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey recently passed a bill making acts of “road rage” a punishable offense. Anyone in New Jersey who acts out on the motorway can get up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Bill inspired by tragedy The state of New Jersey, according to AutoBlog, has passed a Read on! →

Euro 2012 is hot, and soccer fans worldwide are eating it up. General Motors cashed in on the soccer wave by partnering with the Manchester United squad for an advertising campaign. Now Hyundai is following suit. According to Bloomberg, the South Korean automaker has aimed at European sports fans by partnering with Germany’s Lukas Podolski Read on! →

Audi, like every other large auto manufacturing firm in the world, has been showing off its upcoming models at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Among other models, Audi is showing off its new S series of cars, including a new S8. No 10-cylinder option for new performance car The Audi S8, the rare but ultra-powerful Read on! →

A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →

For many motorists, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has long been the go-to place for roadside assistance. But what about the rising number of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) on our road? Who will service their needs? AAA will test one possible solution with a six-city trial of the service’s new mobile charging service Read on! →

September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →

President Bob King of the United Auto Workers labor union issued a call for UAW members to protest a GOP fundraising appearance Tuesday by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The call to protest is being billed as the first in a series of nonviolent acts of civil disobedience called the “99 Percent Spring,” reports The Detroit Read on! →