You know that your car’s engine needs clean motor oil to function properly. It helps transfer engine heat; seals gaps between piston rings and cylinder walls; and soaks up system contaminants and soot from the combustion process that can gum up an engine. If oil is left to sit for too long, it becomes saturated Read on! →


In the automotive industry, tastes change, and as a result, brand value fluctuates. As new models come and go and partnerships are forged and broken, the perceived value of an automotive brand changes as the public and investment community’s perception changes. For now, BMW has beaten out Toyota on the Brandz Top 100 list as Read on! →


Driving etiquette may sound like something one would learn in finishing school, but the reality is that showing consideration for others who occupy the highway is not only polite, but necessary for safety’s sake. As a Thinkquest entry on driving etiquette rightly puts it, “Everyone appreciates the good manners of a driver who: Signals his Read on! →


Anyone who regularly follows auto industry news, or any industry news for that matter, sees the word “innovation” a lot. However, many of the best cars of all time rarely go through any fundamental changes at all. Hype versus reality The word “innovation” is commonly bandied about when it comes to numerous consumer products. Cars, Read on! →


Struggling auto finance company Ally Financial Inc. had a run-in with the FBI. The Detroit News reports that, according to a search warrant made public Monday, the FBI seized one of Ally’s computers from the company’s headquarters in Detroit, Mich. The reason for FBI involvement in the affairs of the taxpayer-backed company currently remains unknown Read on! →


New car prices are down from last year. That coupled with the dropping price of gasoline could make this summer a little rosier for recession-weary motorists. Fuller inventories Many auto dealer are offering discounts that were not seen last year because of the shortage of vehicles from Asian automakers. The output from those automakers suffered Read on! →


It’s getting easier to get a car loan, which is good news all around. Easier car loans benefit subprime borrowers at a time when more Americans than ever have low credit scores. A looser car credit market helps the the auto industry sell more cars. Selling more cars to people with low credit scores is Read on! →


Automotive News reports that the 2013 Honda Accord, which is slated to go on sale in the U.S. this fall, will be a shorter affair than in years past. Experts believe that a new engine model family and continuously variable transmission will help make the new Accord sedan and coupe models more than a match Read on! →


There are hundreds of reasons you might find yourself needing to tow a vehicle. If you have two cars that need to get to one place, then using a tow bar could save you time, money, stress, and fuel. Picking the proper tow bar, installing it correctly, and using it correctly can seem intimidating, but Read on! →


The American Civil Liberties Union, among others, has noticed that some police officers are not happy about being filmed by citizens. To help some citizens with “watching the watchers,” there are two ACLU police recording apps that make it easier. ACLU police recording apps help custodiet the custodes Roman satirist Juvenal once wrote “quis custodiet Read on! →