There are good reasons the expression “the wheels have come off” inspires trepidation and possibly terror. When accompanied by highway speeds, such partings can be deadly. This is why Ford has recalled nearly 129,000 2010-11 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans. Defective wheel studs could cause wheels to come loose and fall off. Fusions and Milans Read on! →


Ferrari has been selling cars in China for 20 years now. The luxury Italian automaker is commemorating its longevity in the world’s largest nation by opening a more-or-less “permanent” exhibit. As part of the effort, the prestigious company will also be making a very limited run of a special-edition 458 Italia model, tailored just for Read on! →


According to the National Safety Council, at least 28 percent of all traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010 involved drivers using cellular devices. Cell phone use behind the wheel has become a hot topic of contention for lawmakers, law enforcement and the public. While many call for more regulation, Ford may be working on Read on! →


The internets are abuzz over video of a new Corvette Z06 smoking the tires in front of the dealership it was just picked up at. The high-power ‘Vette variant is beginning to hit streets, and the latest iteration of the Z06 is a real doozy. Latest seems the greatest of Corvette Z06 The Corvette Z06, Read on! →


Gasoline-fueled engines run everything from vehicles to lawnmowers and snowblowers, and getting fuel to those engines is not always simple. Safely transporting, storing and using gasoline can help keep you and your vehicle safe. Basics of gasoline safety Gasoline is a volatile substance by its very nature. Its fumes are toxic to breathe and very Read on! →


Controversial political talk show host Rush Limbaugh has taken it upon himself to pass judgment on the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ new electric car. According to Politico, Limbaugh claims that the $41,000 price tag is “a steep price to pay for showing you care about the environment.” While auto industry executives call the Volt a Read on! →


A pair of new studies have found that the largest reason that teenagers get into car crashes isn’t alcohol, drugs or even texting. It’s that innate human need to fit in to a group: peer pressure. ‘Thrill seekers’ love company The first study, by insurance giant State Farm and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, surveyed Read on! →


A few car insurance companies are trying a new program that trades privacy for discounts. Pay-as-you-drive insurance, otherwise known as usage-based insurance, can save customers up to 30 percent. These savings, however, require minute-by-minute tracking of the customer’s driving practices. The basics of pay as you drive Pay-as-you-drive insurance is being tested or offered by Read on! →


A new National Automobile Dealers Association guide on used cars estimates that the price of used cars will be going up. For most consumers, this means used cars will be more expensive and less available. Expected price jump The NADA research expects two distinct levels of price jumps in used vehicles this year. The average Read on! →


In learning how to communicate with your mechanic, the first thing that’s helpful to remember is that your goal is to achieve clarity. Think about it. When you talk to your doctor, you try to be as detailed as you can and ask questions, right? That’s the only way to receive the best possible care. Read on! →