Some say that the hosts of “Top Gear” don’t know much about electric cars and that what they say about them is always wrong. The hugely popular motoring show on the BBC has gotten into another quarrel with an electric car maker by slamming the Nissan Leaf. Television host angers Nissan and the disabled in Read on! →


In the United States, California often ends up setting de-facto emissions standards. This means new standards being debated by California, if passed, could have an effect on nationwide fuel efficiency standards. The Advanced Clean Car program California’s new Advanced Clean Car Program would set  regulations for ramping up clean emission standards. The new standards would Read on! →


Concern over fuel efficiency is at an all time high, and Ford and Mazda are claiming they’ve produced vehicles with incredible mileage using direct injection. The new Ford Focus and the Mazda 2 both use direct injection to achieve incredibly low fuel consumption. The 2012 Ford Focus is reportedly capable of 40 miles per gallon. Read on! →


A coalition of unions, Democratic lawmakers and trade groups is putting pressure on the White House to take action against China for alleged unfair trading practices in its auto parts industry. The coalition says that the Chinese government is subsidizing its parts industry and is restricting the exportation of raw materials used by foreign auto Read on! →


In January Car Deal Expert posted about BMW’s recall of exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models over automatic transmissions issues. In discussing that recall, we examined some of the smallest auto recalls in history. That begged the question, what were the largest? Here, in descending order, are the top five. 5. February 1981, GM In Read on! →


When you mash down on the accelerator of your little deuce coup, you expect to feel the all power your car’s engine has at its disposal. An internal combustion engine needs just the right spark for optimum performance, and that spark comes from your engine’s spark plugs. Located inside the piston cylinder, spark plugs draw Read on! →


A recall has been announced for more than 200,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs from the 2004 and 2005 model years. The recall is due to road salts used in particular states, which can cause the rear wheel control arms to corrode and break. De-icer linked to corrosion since 2011 In April of 2011, according to MSNBC, Read on! →


Go to any auto parts store and many gas stations, and you’ll see a huge number of aftermarket fuel additives. You may ask yourself, “how did I get this beautiful house?” as well as whether the additives are actually worth it. Worth of fuel additives depends on what it purports to do Aftermarket fuel additives Read on! →


The auto industry has launched a major effort to produce plug-in electric cars. But several automakers already have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road, even though the Obama administration’s energy secretary said it would take miracles to make fuel cell vehicles viable. For drivers who want to try a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, some Read on! →