Valet parking may be convenient and time-saving, but according to many, it is taking a big risk. A recent article in Jalopnik said the valet’s Ferrari joy-ride in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is no exaggeration, and that hi-jinx of its nature are not uncommon. Valet parking insider In the Jalopnik piece, Travis Okulski , a Read on! →


When New York Senator Charles Schumer introduced legislation that would effectively ban texting while driving, it seemed like an obvious choice. Yet recent developments in other states to enact similar laws have experienced some difficulty. How can this be if, as CNN reports, 80 percent of all car crashes involve distracted drivers who are texting, Read on! →


The age-old tradition of getting under the hood and doing one’s own auto maintenance is increasingly endangered. However, a growing number of people are finding out there are auto repairs that anyone can do. Tell a grease monkey passerby that here under the car we lie According to MSN, a survey conducted several years ago Read on! →


Auto sales in the U.S. rose by 14 percent in November. The was the largest increase since April. Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen led the pack with the highest gains. Honda was the only automaker to see a decline. Highest since ‘cash for clunkers’ The November figures show the third straight month that the Read on! →


Car Deal Expert does not endorse speeding, but we recognize that such law-bending is prevalent and commonly accepted. That’s why a certain segment of the driving population has used radar detectors since they were first introduced in the 1970s. But are radar detectors effective? Many experts believe they’ve become obsolete. How radar guns work Measuring Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Thursday that brake override systems be made mandatory in all new vehicles. The proposal comes as a fallout to large-scale Toyota recalls in 2009 and 2010 for deadly, unintended accelerations. Override braking system required Under the NHTSA proposal, all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. would Read on! →


In an age when automotive bailouts and CEO salaries have given taxpayers something to hate, one CEO has revealed that he drew no salary. The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler’s annual financial report, filed Tuesday, reveals that company Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid no salary or stock options in 2011. Marchionne, who Read on! →


Morpace released a recent survey on the habits of car buyers. One of the trends it indicated is that car buyers don’t care about which dealership they buy a new or used vehicle from. It may not matter where the auto loan comes from either. It turns out that the average American cares the most Read on! →


If your life or the life of someone you love has ever been touched by the horror of vehicular manslaughter, you may find this compilation disturbing. For fans of trivia and the macabre, you’re in the right place. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous vehicular homicide cases, in Read on! →


In order to make weight in the Environmental Protection Agency’s CAFE standards race for fuel economy, automakers look to go with lighter, yet still durable materials. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Dow Chemical Co.’s automotive division to develop cost-effective uses of carbon fiber in high-volume car and truck production, reports Reuters. Carbon Read on! →