It seems like the car industry is obsessed with turbocharging these days, but the next big thing might be twincharging, as it’s the next frontier in performance. It isn’t exactly complicated, as it’s basically taking a turbocharged engine and slapping a supercharger on it, but it can get big gains from a small engine. Once Read on! →


Automakers BMW and Chevrolet have both announced recalls this week. The models affected are the ActiveE EV and the Captiva Sport crossover, respectively. BMW’s recall of the ActiveE is one of the first ever issued for an electric vehicle. BMW ActiveE recall BMW is recalling 162 of its 1-Series based ActiveE electric car. Some 2012 Read on! →


Over the weekend RM auctions conducted its inaugural sale at the Villa d’Este concourse in Cernobbio, Italy. The event boasted  a catalog to make classic car lovers drool.  On sale were a veritable fleet of rare and historically significant automobiles. Many of the vehicles went for several millions of dollars. A highly anticipated event Anticipation Read on! →


Former Obama Car Czar and author of tell-all book “Overhaul” Steven Rattner recently told the International Motor Press Association that he is optimistic about light-vehicle sales in 2011, reports Wards Auto. Rattner foresees 14 million units sold this year, and 15 million in 2012. In the long term, this trend should continue until U.S. automakers Read on! →


When you’re purchasing a used car, it is important to protect your investment – no matter who you buy it from. A warranty on a used car is a best-case scenario, but it is important to know that there are several different types of used car warranties. When you are purchasing a used car from Read on! →


Few mechanical problems are closer to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater like unintended acceleration. A petition is being lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that complaints of Ford Escape unintended acceleration should be dealt with by ordering a recall. Petition lodged to address Ford Escape unintended acceleration by recall A number of Read on! →


Since the earliest days of the automotive industry, there has been no shortage of stories, observations and strange car facts. Car culture is a breeding ground for the kind of oddities and factoids that keep auto trivia buffs up at night, researching. Here are just a few morsels of automotive trivia, a mere taste. In Read on! →


Auto dealers believe that they’re already regulated enough by federal and state laws, which is part of the reason why roughly 100 dealers are lining up to lobby lawmakers over the new Senate auto finance bill, reports the Detroit Free Press. Car dealers fear that additional restraint would “limit credit for customers and hurt the Read on! →


Mounting your vehicle’s spare tire – which is alternatively referred to as both the donut spare and the space-saver spare – in the event of a flat tire is a common occurrence. The small spare is not intended as a long-term replacement, however. So how long can you drive on a spare tire? The answer Read on! →