A recent study among the leading brands of automobiles found that the majority of American consumers see very little difference between most makes and models. All of the major automotive players engineer for efficiency, power and safety, effectively leveling the playing field for most consumers. Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevy still top brands The Consumer Read on! →


A new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau states that Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of the most often-stolen cars ever produced, especially the 1984 version. Be especially wary of your Corvette if you live in California. More than 10 percent stolen According to the NICB’s second annual Hot Wheels Classics report, Chevrolet has produced Read on! →


Barack Obama says he is glad he bailed out the auto industry. Image: jurvetson/Flickr/CC BY In what some see as a campaign move, President Obama visited the Washington D.C. auto show on Monday. He fawned over domestic models and mostly ignored those being shown by foreign automakers. Some representatives of non-U.S. automakers took the president’s Read on! →


If you live anywhere that gets all four seasons, especially snow, you really do need winter tires. No, this isn’t a shill for Les Schwab or Tire Rack but I will gladly accept money from them if they feel I warrant it. (I think so, but then again I would.) Some people think all season Read on! →


So, was Jayne Mansfield decapitated in her 1966 Buick 225 Electra? That answer and more about the most famous death cars of all time may surprise you. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous death cars No. 7 – Jayne Mansfield’s 1966 Buick 225 Electra While it isn’t true Read on! →


Ram is putting its best foot forward as it distances itself from Dodge. The 2013 Ram 1500 is, by all accounts, tough as nails. And it squeezes more miles out of a gallon than any other full-size pickup before it. Ram 1500 launches Ram line Chrysler, majority-owned owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, is launching Read on! →


Remote start systems are quite the convenient thing to have, but there is something which should give owners pause. Remote start systems are susceptible to hacking and are apparently much easier to get into than some people realize. English thieves making short work of late model BMWs with remote start A rash of car thefts Read on! →


“Yo-yo financing” means a car dealership agrees to finance a car for a buyer, then calls him or her back to say financing didn’t work out and asks for more money. Consumer advocates want this outlawed. Stringing the customer along Many car dealerships are perfectly honest and engage in fair dealings, but like any business Read on! →


Your car’s alternator is a generator. It’s the link between the gas tank and battery, converting mechanical energy from the serpentine belt into electrical energy that tops off the battery and powers on-board devices. It is important that your alternator works correctly, or the battery charge will run out more rapidly. Rather than becoming stranded, Read on! →


A Los Angeles woman, disgruntled with fuel mileage claims made by Honda, is taking a novel approach to her legal grievances. She has decided to opt out of a proposed class-action suit and take the automaker to small-claims court. Furthermore, she is encouraging other Honda owners to do the same thing. If the strategy is Read on! →