A roof rack may seem like a great idea for hauling bikes, snowboards or luggage on your vehicle. Roof racks, though, increase drag and reduce your vehicle mileage very significantly. So is it worth it to use a roof rack, or are there better options for hauling big stuff with your car? The effect of Read on! →


The Cadillac Escalade, the luxury full-size SUV, is one of the most frequent targets of auto theft. Cadillac is installing a host of new anti-theft security features to cut down on the theft rate. Premium SUV a common target for thieves According to Automobile magazine, the annual list of the most stolen cars by the Read on! →


The Guardian reports that Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn nearly doubled his pay last year, to $23.1 million in salary, bonuses and profit incentives. Experts within the automotive industry use many arguments to justify CEO salary levels in excess of $10 million. In the case of Winterkorn, these same experts point to the fact that Read on! →


Mandates and future standards have created a new market among automakers. A market not about trading vehicles, but of buying and selling credits to meet legal requirements. Zero-emission vehicles mandate California now requires the six largest automakers to sell a certain quota of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) within the year or face penalties. ZEVs are cars Read on! →


Some people are worried that when the lithium-ion electric car batteries reach the end of their automotive life cycle, these green vehicles will create a massive wave of new litter. According to Green Car Reports, this concern has been raised over upcoming vehicles like the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius Read on! →


In the new memoir “Decision Points,” former U.S. President George W. Bush stands behind his decision toward the tail end of his presidency to extend a $17.4 billion auto bailout. Automotive News reports that President Bush knew just four days after GM announced it was near bankruptcy – on Nov. 11, 2008 – that he Read on! →


Indian car conglomerate Tata Motors is known for making the Nano, the world’s cheapest car, as well as owning Jaguar and Land Rover. The Tata Nano costs only $2,500 brand new and the bare-bones box on tiny wheels is getting redesigned before going on sale in more European countries and the United States in a Read on! →


Automotive News reports that after voting down a proposed 50 percent worker pay cut, United Auto Workers (UAW) employees have declined to sign a contract with General Motors. This could close down a major sheet metal stamping plant in Indianapolis, as GM had previously stated their intention of closing the plant unless the facility was Read on! →


Air filters are one of those small vehicle parts that can have a huge effect on vehicle performance. Generally, air filters should be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. All those disposable air filters add up, and some companies are now producing air filters that can be washed and re-used. Reusable air filter basics Reusable Read on! →


Traditionally, when people think about buying a new car at a dealership, they often think of unpleasant experiences with pushy salespeople. Yet there are automotive dealerships in this great nation that have changed the high-pressure game. Courtesy Ford of Brooklyn, Conn., is a great example. Its sales and leasing staff have regularly received top ratings Read on! →