If you believe the gas pumping myths out there, there are some tips for pumping gas that make a big difference. While some of them may bear some weight, the truth is that there are few secrets regarding how to pump gas. Here they are, and most of them are safety-related. Dispelling gas pumping myths Read on! →


The Federal Trade Commission has clamped down on a number of car dealerships recently in an effort to curb deceptive car ads. Customers at these dealerships were misled by ads that claimed dealerships would pay off loan balances on trade-in vehicles. First case of its kind Many hold car salesmen and dealerships in the kind Read on! →


People in Japan have been complaining about the Toyota Prius. It isn’t so much that people believe there is a mechanical defect with the best selling hybrid. It isn’t that they think that the car in underpowered. It is believed that if the problem is not addressed, injuries or deaths could occur. Toyota has heard Read on! →


You’ve left the headlights on overnight, and now your car’s engine won’t even crank. However, try it again an hour later and you hear some life or maybe even get the engine to turn over. What’s going on with that 12-volt lead-acid car battery? How car batteries work Most standard auto batteries work in the Read on! →


Carburetors had long been a part of vehicle engines, but the last carburetors were used in United States engines around the early 1990s. With the death of the carburetor came the reality that idling a vehicle engine for more than 10 seconds is not worth the cost, environmentally or financially. When engines idle Engine idling Read on! →


It’s inevitable: Winter weather changes the relationship between you, your car and the road. That’s why it’s important to know the truth about winter car myths. Debunking the falsehoods about such things as visibility, engine issues and snow traction help you  focus on what’s important – staying on the road and out of snow berms. Read on! →


Italy’s top luxury supercar makers, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, all suspended production Tuesday and sent workers home after the region was rocked by earthquakes. Work suspended at factories At this point, all three automakers say their assembly plants were not seriously damaged and that work has been merely suspended until Wednesday. All in all, about Read on! →


Electric cars are great for the environment, there is no doubt about it. They create no pollution at all, unlike hybrids. They don’t require any fuel, but they do require recharging every few hundred miles. Right now, the only U.S. car company that sells completely electric vehicles in serial production is Tesla Motors. Other companies Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat wants to put an espresso maker in its 2013 500L model. The idea is meeting resistance in the U.S., for fear of causing distracted driving. But it could save a bundle on morning Starbucks runs. Fiat espresso maker The in-board espresso coffee maker will appear as an option this fall in Fiat Read on! →


It seems like there is a day for everything anymore, and its the same with the plug-in electric vehicle. National Plug In Day is a day of awareness and appreciation for the rising segment of the automotive industry. It is being celebrated in more than twice as many cities as last year. And you might Read on! →