Running an internal combustion engine is, speaking in terms of energy use, expensive. Even the most efficient gas-run engines use only about 38 percent of the stored energy of gas for powering the vehicle – the rest becomes waste heat. Engines are designed to operate within a relatively narrow range of temperatures, and if an Read on! →


Goodyear announced in a press release Monday that it will be developing a tire that not only detects when its pressure is low, it will inflate itself for peak performance and safety. The company has not mentioned a time frame when the technology will become available to consumers. Goodyear is calling the new system Air Read on! →


Communication problems continue to fester for Toyota. Reuters reports that the automaker had failed to alert the U.S. government about a new Toyota recall involving one Toyota and seven Lexus sedan models. This time, engine issues are to blame. Excessive noise and even the potential for stalling have been documented. This Toyota recall should reclaim Read on! →


The Big Three domestic automakers have been desperate to recapture the market share from foreign auto firms. Since the recession began, all three firms have been trying to boost the bottom line and get more people buying American again. The auto rebate offered by the government for buying more fuel efficient vehicles helped. General Motors Read on! →


This year is the beginning of a resurgent General Motors. The company has begun posting profits again, after it had to take billions in loans from the U.S. and Canadian governments. While in the midst of a brief period of bankruptcy protection, General Motors has begun shedding the under erforming brands. There is also a Read on! →


When you are trying to avoid a traffic ticket, then the best and easiest way to just not not get stopped. Avoiding the eye of a traffic officer, however, is not always easy. There are a few things you can do to help ensure that your car is not the one that the police notice. Read on! →


The Toyota Land Cruiser, the luxury SUV Toyota has been making for decades, is getting a facelift. The automaker has given the venerable off-road workhorse a refresh in hopes of boosting its dismal sales for the 2013 model. Few peers among SUV crowd Toyota has been making the Land Cruiser for more than half a Read on! →


In most engines, there are anywhere from one to four belts that run some of the most basic parts of your engine. The belts are easy to forget about — they don’t require attention as often as oil changes — but they are incredibly important. What is the best way to care for and change Read on! →


Aptera, the well-publicized electric vehicle startup, has decided to call it quits. A letter from the company’s president marked the official end of the tear-drop shaped, three-wheeled electric vehicle. According to the letter, the company was not able to raise sufficient capital to keep its doors open. Remorseful announcement The letter from president Paul Wilbur, Read on! →


Last month, U.S. safety regulators announced possible risks with the plug-in battery packs powering GM’s Volt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pointed to problems that it says could possibly cause a fire days after a crash. GM has been quick to investigate possible fixes. Sources say the automaker has a possible package of Read on! →