There’s a particularly annoying action undertaken by the sort of people who lust after their sisters, called “rolling coal” – which is essentially disabling exhaust controls to produce voluminous smoke from diesel pickups. While the Deliverance crowd thinks it’s hilarious, many are not amused. Bills aimed at rolling coal at state and federal level Rolling Read on! →


Various states have been conflicting with Tesla Motors over direct car sales and whether the electric luxury brand is allowed to sell cars direct to consumers. It’s actually much bigger than just the favorite posh eco-ride of wealthy hipsters; what’s holding them up is actually making transportation more expensive for everyone. Direct car sales and Read on! →


The American side of Honda Motor Co. is being forced into belt-tightening mode as profit margins for its Japanese parent have fallen onto the wrong side of acceptability. Automotive News reports that the U.S. branch of the Honda Motor Co. is in the process of offering voluntary severance packages to senior members of its sales Read on! →


One of most crucial aspects of making an engine run is the spark, which blows up the air and gas mixture; the most common methods of doing this are mechanical distributors and/or ignition coils. The latter is now all but universal, the former having been phased out over the past 20 years. Where happened to Read on! →


Former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may be liberal enough to garner the support of a few unions in his campaign, but he’s no fan of one of the nation’s largest unions, notes Automotive News. At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, Gingrich blasted the United Auto Workers Read on! →


The Daily Caller reports that new presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty told Corn Belt Iowans Monday that ethanol subsidies must cease. The former Minnesota governor’s “Time for Truth” campaign claims that “bailouts, handouts and carve-outs” are financially irresponsible. Intellectual Takeout points out that ethanol fuel supporters cling to the renewable fuel argument, but enough criticisms of Read on! →


Not long ago, LED headlights were reserved only for high-end cars as standard equipment, though there are certainly plenty of aftermarket suppliers. However, more cars are going to have LED lights as standard equipment. The diode is cast Light bulbs are basically light bulbs, no matter the application. The same basic technology is at work Read on! →


Getting your money’s worth when it comes to purchasing a used car can be a tricky proposition. Older vehicles may be cheaper up front, but they may not give you the fuel economy of a newer car and may require more frequent repairs. However, there are some gems to be found out there that give Read on! →


The management of European automaker Opel is determined to avoid massive job cuts as a response to sagging European auto sales. Opel will reportedly present a plan Thursday that focuses on model strategy via brand positioning and a renewed push in export markets, all the while avoiding what many experts believe are inevitable layoffs. By Read on! →


Speed cameras, also called traffic cameras, are controversial. Many believe automated enforcement to be an intrusion by the nanny state into our everyday activities, as well as our wallets though studies show they save lives. Are speed cameras worthy protection or jack boots with a lens? On paper, speed cameras are the best thing to Read on! →