While modern society is generally more enlightened than ever before regarding gender equity, the truth is that when it comes to female mechanics, stereotypes still exist. An online search of stock photography and other popular media sources using the term “female mechanic” turns up countless images that are more appropriate to a men’s magazine or Read on! →


Online lenders usually offer lower interest rates than car dealerships. If you perform one extra step before you head to the car dealer, you could save yourself a lot of money and a lot of hassle later on. That simple extra step is to apply online for a pre-approved new car loan. The first step Read on! →


Mazda has been showing a concept car the company refers to as “Takeri,” a stylish and sleek sedan. Mazda has announced that the Takeri concept is going to eventually become the next generation Mazda6, slated for 2013. Stylish concept heading for production line At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, according to Motor Trend magazine, Mazda Read on! →


If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you may run across rebuilt car titles. While the definition varies from state to state, authorities like CarFax define rebuilt car titles as titles attached to salvaged vehicles that have been repaired and restored to working condition and passed inspection. In most cases, such vehicles had Read on! →


Michigan police wrote over 8,000 citations for seat belt law violations during a recent seat belt crackdown statewide. That was nearly 1,000 fewer seat belt tickets than all of last year, reports The Detroit News. Across 26 Michigan counties, 8,050 seat belt and child seat violation tickets were written, and 14,761 vehicles were stopped between Read on! →


Consumer advocacy groups have been spearheading negotiations to impose regulations on the nation’s auto rental companies, preventing them from renting or selling recalled cars that have not been repaired. Those negotiations have broken down. Some firms renting recalled cars The group Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and its subsequent internet campaign were organized Read on! →


In a scene resembling a stunt from a James Bond movie, a man was ejected, seemingly unharmed, through his sunroof during a car crash in Dudley, Central England. Man ejected through sunroof A surveillance camera caught the whole thing on video. It shows the Peugeot 406 tumbling through a fence and into the back yard Read on! →


“The Green Hornet” hits theaters Jan. 14, and classic car lovers are drooling in anticipation of seeing the tricked-out 1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown that hits the bad guys hard. It’s “Black Beauty,” and Popular Mechanics recently spoke with “Green Hornet” automotive coordinator Dennis McCarthy about the process of bringing Black Beauty to the screen. Black Read on! →


Every driver has multiple blind spots; it’s impossible to see everything on the roadway at once. Since 2008, blind-spot radar that can help drivers avoid accidents has been introduced in consumer vehicles to help deal with this safety issue. As Steve Rode, president of Swedish blind-spot radar manufacturer Autoliv Electronics, notes business is booming. Sales Read on! →


The maker of the BMW X1 is giving motorist who love the outdoors a chance to assist in protecting and preserving some great outdoor areas that need a helping hand. And it s not asking them to give a cent. BMW X1 Restore the Outdoors BMW of North America, the domestic arm of the Bavarian Read on! →