Occasionally, some people might come across the phrase “trail rated,” often associated with trucks, SUVs and components designed for off-road duties. It’s partially a marketing gimmick, but there is some concrete meaning behind it. Anything can technically be trail rated Some people may have noticed that Jeep has been calling some of its vehicles “Trail Read on! →


Auto insurance protects drivers in the event of accidents, vandalism or theft. It is tied to a car’s market value. The best way to ensure that you pay less for good coverage is, of course to drive safely, observe the rules of the road and maintain good credit. But there are other things consumers looking Read on! →


According to a report released last week, traffic deaths are now a global epidemic on a level with tuberculosis and malaria. It is now the world’s largest killer of people ages 10 to 24. Campaign for Global Road Safety The Safe and Sustainable Roads report, released Wednesday by the Campaign for Global Road Safety, says Read on! →


Jaguar, one of Europe’s most iconic automakers, says it will be closing its long-standing Jaguar Heritage Museum on Browns Lane in Coventry, England. It has no immediate plans to re-open the museum at another location. Site of the original Jag factory The Jaguar Heritage Museum stands at the site of the automaker’s original factory. It Read on! →


Fiat is trying to get more people to buy the 500, the European brand’s popular mini car. Fiat has enlisted Jennifer Lopez to help the brand and is offering a Gucci-styled version to attract the jet-set. Designer clothes fans can now get designer cars Just in time for the holidays, there is a new product Read on! →


The latest hot item targeted by thieves of car parts might surprise some. It’s a part that most of us never see and rarely think about, even though it has been a standard in U.S. vehicles for more than 35 years. The catalytic converter, which converts harmful pollutants into less harmful emissions, can fetch as Read on! →


Having a great car with bad tires is a recipe for ending up in a roadside ditch. You probably aren’t a professional stuntman, so don’t mess around. Learn why your tires are failing, and swap them out for quality rubber. It’s not just about flat tires Unless you run over a nail on the highway Read on! →


Kelley Blue Book has been the trusted guidebook for vehicle values since 1926. On Oct. 28, 2011, the used car value authority debuted a new service that will help consumers looking for state-by-state values. According to Automotive News, Kelley Blue Book has also added a used vehicle condition category. Used car values by state reveal Read on! →


People in Japan have been complaining about the Toyota Prius. It isn’t so much that people believe there is a mechanical defect with the best selling hybrid. It isn’t that they think that the car in underpowered. It is believed that if the problem is not addressed, injuries or deaths could occur. Toyota has heard Read on! →


One of the effects of the larger online marketplace is that it is easier than ever to buy a car sight unseen. If you are choosing to purchase online,here are a few things to keep in mind. The best move Never, ever purchase a car sight unseen. You should always check out a used car Read on! →