Italy’s top luxury supercar makers, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, all suspended production Tuesday and sent workers home after the region was rocked by earthquakes. Work suspended at factories At this point, all three automakers say their assembly plants were not seriously damaged and that work has been merely suspended until Wednesday. All in all, about Read on! →


The components of an oil filter work to remove impurities and cycle cleaned oil back into the engine, for maximum engine efficiency. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. What’s in an oil filter? You’ve been very patient, so here you are. These are the key components of an oil filter: Oil Read on! →


The road to recovery for automakers will not be easy. That’s what General Motors Vice President of Marketing Joel Ewanick recently told Automotive News in an interview. GM has waded through bankruptcy and tremendous turnover, which might seem to make any deals designed simply to move product fast attractive. However, Ewanick insists that GM must Read on! →


Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


Is there any point to automakers tweaking their latest designs for young consumers? Not according to a University of Michigan study released today, according to Automotive News. Teen drivers – or potential drivers in their teen-age years, aka “Generation N” – are proving to be neutral in regards to the driving privilege. As U.S. light Read on! →


Many auto enthusiasts claim to be able to identify a car simply by its exhaust note or its distinctive sound. But suppose you heard the powerful rumble and sputter of a turbocharged V8 coming from an accelerating Prius? A new app, designed for “green” drivers who miss the thunder under the hood, now makes that Read on! →


In the world of alternative fuel and low-emissions vehicles, there is a patchwork of regulations across the country. While national regulations on vehicle emissions do exist, some states have more strict standards. This patchwork has created a veritable storm of abbreviations about vehicle emissions. Here’s what the most popular of these abbreviations actually mean. LEV Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into claims of “exploding sunroof” in Hyundai Veloster subcompacts. There have been several complaints of the panoramic sunroof basically bursting apart, though thankfully there haven’t been injuries. Exploding sunroofs prompts involvement from federales A sunroof or moonroof is a nice addition to a car, as Read on! →


A lawsuit has been filed against Mini, for allegedly violating the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act of that state. The lawsuit alleges that corners were cut in making the MiniCooper CVT, the continuously-variable transmission, which some owners claim is hopelessly unreliable. Second such MiniCooper CVT lawsuit According to the Wall Street Journal, Mini has Read on! →


In a backlash to the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a New York judge ruled earlier this week that 75 Chrysler dealers, who were terminated as part of Chrysler’s bailout bankruptcy, have the right to sue the U.S. Treasury Department. The judge agrees that the terminations were a violation of Fifth Amendment rights. The Read on! →