Booster seats are intended to keep children who are too large for car seats, but not yet adult sized, safe in cars. A new survey has found that many parents do not use booster seats in carpool situations, which can be very risky. Why booster seats Booster seats are an in between solution for children Read on! →


Automatic transmissions are subject of a bit of arms race of late, specifically concerning the number of transmission gears, as more gears tends to produce greater efficiency. However, Julio Caspari, head of ZF in North America, thinks the maximum number of gears will be reached soon. Transmission gears have come far in recent years Ever Read on! →


The American highway system was one of the largest construction projects undertaken by modern man and stands as an engineering wonder to this day, in many respects. However, many states are having difficulties keeping them maintained and asking Congress for dispensation to add toll roads. No free lunches or highways Most motorists use part of Read on! →


The American government has been steadily raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, requiring car makers to make more fuel efficient cars. They have been keeping pace; average fuel economy among car makers has risen by 20 percent since 2007, reaching 24.1 miles per gallon. The CAFE race In 1975, according to Car and Driver, Read on! →


If you are one of the 18 percent of drivers in the United States who drives a car with a clutch, taking good care of that clutch is important. Taking a second look at your driving practices could end up saving you thousands of dollars. Your clutch does have a lifetime, but extending it can Read on! →


Patrons of Walt Disney World have been able to experience what it’s like to ride in a NASCAR race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. By mid-January, 2012, however, things will start to get a bit more exotic. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney will offer the Exotic Driving Experience, featuring such cars as Read on! →


In the 1980’s, cup holders were everything in vehicle sales. Now, a cup holder-style race is having a big effect on driver distraction. While keeping your eyes on the road should be the first concern of any driver, it seems to be more difficult than ever.   The history of the cup holder race The Read on! →


Purchasing a used car can be a very nerve-wracking and difficult process – but Carfax or Autocheck reports can help make the process easier. Nowadays, a vehicle history report is a standard tool in used car shopping. So which should you get – a Carfax Report or Autocheck report? What is included in vehicle history Read on! →


In the late 1970s, General Motors started putting microprocessor-based controls in its vehicles. Since then, electronic control units have become the biggest source of innovation and cost in vehicles. With the use of electronic control units expected to do nothing but grow, it is important to understand what exactly they do and how secure they Read on! →