A significant bump has been noted in the sales of cars with stick shifts, as manual transmissions are known for slightly better fuel economy than their automatic counterparts. Despite the recent gains, it is only as matter of time before the third pedal is done away with completely. Economy spurs spike in stick shift sales Read on! →


In many states, particularly those with no-fault insurance laws, staged vehicle accidents are on the rise. These accidents are staged by criminals looking to get money out of insurance companies. Some schemes involve innocent victims, while others include large groups of fraudsters. Insurance fraud can be a serious issue that raises rates for everyone — Read on! →


The automotive press has been drooling in anticipation for the next generation Mazda6, which is set to go on sale for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Mazda6, which promises to be efficient, fun and achingly gorgeous, is going to debut publicly at the upcoming 2012 Moscow auto show. Jaw-dropping concept forms basis of 2014 Read on! →


Chrysler has announced a massive recall of Dodge Ram pickups because of a problem with the steering system at the left-front wheel. Chrysler is recalling nearly 243,000 of the full-size pickups in the United States, including all Ram pickup series from the 2008 model year to the present. Tie rod defect affects Dodge pickups as Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that Honda is looking to step up its game in the small luxury car market among successful 30-somethings. The automaker’s latest offerings under the Acura brand are geared toward Generation Y drivers who have tasted success and want an affordable can that still reflects their prosperity. Acura driving back into prominence Read on! →


U.S. taxpayers are still owed $132.9 billion by companies that haven’t repaid their Troubled Asset Relief Program debt, reports the Detroit Free Press. Some of it will never be recovered from the automakers that were deemed “too big to fail.” Years of auto bailout blues Launched at the zenith of the financial crisis in September Read on! →


Production drives and new vehicle models tend to create jobs, and Toyota is reportedly ready to join the party by year’s end at production facilities in Washtenaw County, Mich. The Detroit Free Press reports that Toyota is planning to hire 150 engineers, technicians, researchers and scientists, as well as an additional 100 jobs to bolster Read on! →


Exciting revelations from Mercedes-Benz are expected at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, reports Automobile Magazine. The latest generation of an iconic roadster, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, will make its debut. Reports indicate that the German automaker has raised the bar for its legendary flagship vehicle. The next step in Mercedes-Benz style evolution The 2013 Mercedes-Benz Read on! →


Parents nationwide are becoming concerned that the safety of their child’s car seat cannot be properly tested because of flaws in crash test dummy designs. The reason is that no crash test dummies are made to simulate obese children. A growing body of research suggests the safety provided by car seats may be deceptive. Government Read on! →


Recently, Car Deal Expert shared information regarding how to deal when your car has trouble with its power locks. Assessing such things may require removing the inside car door panel to take a closer look. While this may sound like a daunting task, the reality is that when it comes to fixing car door problems, Read on! →