Does the sidewall graffiti on your car’s tires hold the secret to life, the universe and everything? Author Douglas Adams might be intrigued at the notion, but the truth is that tire codes tell consumers about the tire’s size, wear, construction and speed rating, among other things. Using properly sized and rated tires for your Read on! →


From the time that President Nixon signed away a large portion of America’s financial future to China, the economic relationship between the two superpowers has become increasingly imbalanced. The Obama administration is the latest to enjoy the fruits of Nixon’s labor, and as The Detroit News reports, it is attempting to claw its way back Read on! →


A Fisker Karma has been implicated in a house fire at a residence in Texas. The car is said to be the cause, though it appears that the battery pack was not the cause of the blaze, and it was not plugged in at the time of the fire. Fisker fingered for fanning flames The Read on! →


These cars are the cream of the crop among fictional vehicles. These the the top fictional cars of all time, in order of their relative iconic value. Click for Part 1 and Part 2 of this article. Top fictional cars No. 25 – 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish from ‘Die Another Day’ Here’s a James Bond Read on! →


You know that your car’s engine needs clean motor oil to function properly. It helps transfer engine heat; seals gaps between piston rings and cylinder walls; and soaks up system contaminants and soot from the combustion process that can gum up an engine. If oil is left to sit for too long, it becomes saturated Read on! →


In the automotive industry, tastes change, and as a result, brand value fluctuates. As new models come and go and partnerships are forged and broken, the perceived value of an automotive brand changes as the public and investment community’s perception changes. For now, BMW has beaten out Toyota on the Brandz Top 100 list as Read on! →


Driving etiquette may sound like something one would learn in finishing school, but the reality is that showing consideration for others who occupy the highway is not only polite, but necessary for safety’s sake. As a Thinkquest entry on driving etiquette rightly puts it, “Everyone appreciates the good manners of a driver who: Signals his Read on! →


Anyone who regularly follows auto industry news, or any industry news for that matter, sees the word “innovation” a lot. However, many of the best cars of all time rarely go through any fundamental changes at all. Hype versus reality The word “innovation” is commonly bandied about when it comes to numerous consumer products. Cars, Read on! →


Struggling auto finance company Ally Financial Inc. had a run-in with the FBI. The Detroit News reports that, according to a search warrant made public Monday, the FBI seized one of Ally’s computers from the company’s headquarters in Detroit, Mich. The reason for FBI involvement in the affairs of the taxpayer-backed company currently remains unknown Read on! →


New car prices are down from last year. That coupled with the dropping price of gasoline could make this summer a little rosier for recession-weary motorists. Fuller inventories Many auto dealer are offering discounts that were not seen last year because of the shortage of vehicles from Asian automakers. The output from those automakers suffered Read on! →