No self-respecting car owner should ignore tires, wheels and brakes when performing basic maintenance. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Tires, wheels and brakes basic maintenance tip No. 5: Do the tread test There’s a tire tread test you’ve probably heard of before, but never actually done. No time like the Read on! →


As part of an international, three-year automotive engineering contest, students from Michigan’s Wayne State University are getting a crack at re-designing the 2013 Chevy Malibu to be more eco-friendly, reports the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit-based school is the only state institution involved in the EcoCAR2 contest, as well as one of only 13 American Read on! →


While the gas-powered Ford C-Max has been sold in Europe since 2003, the hybrid-only wave will finally reach U.S. shores. The Associated Press reports that Ford will finally have competition to offer against the Toyota Prius when the new C-Max hybrid minivan hits the market in 2012. It will be sold in both hybrid and Read on! →


From September 22-24, the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction will be open for bids in Las Vegas. A name that makes classic car enthusiasts drool, Barrett-Jackson is an auction like no other. Eschewing the typical down-to-business marketplace atmosphere of most such sales, the festive celebration draws car lovers like honey draws bees. A chance meeting in 1963 Read on! →


Don’t let a dealer take you for a ride! When you’re purchasing a new or used vehicle, you want everything to go smoothly. A great deal of money is set to change hands in such a transaction, and you don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of a bad contract or price gouge. Read on! →


According to a newly released report, more customers are happy with their cars than at any other time before. The automobile customer satisfaction rating tied with 2009, when the numbers were bolstered by the “Cash for Clunkers” government incentive program. Customer satisfaction for cars just under credit unions The American Customer Satisfaction Index, based in Read on! →


BMW AG is telling its dealers to stop selling its 2013 M5 and M6 models because of an issue with the engine oil pump that could lead to severe engine damage. Could lead to severe engine damage, says BMW The German automaker says it has encountered a problem with the oil pump in its 2013 Read on! →


Chevrolet recently authorized dealerships to start selling the demo versions of the Volt, Chevrolet’s plug-in electric hybrid. Sales have been decent, but there is concern that models with the desired options aren’t available. Volt faces tough competition The Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in electric hybrid, was released last year at a higher cost than other hybrid Read on! →