A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →


Ever see those “Baby on Board” signs or stickers people put on or in their cars? Some think they’re very cute and others find them incalculably annoying and some recent research favors the latter camp, as there is some indication that the signs cause accidents. Baby on Board not as cute as one might think Read on! →


When you’re in the market to purchase a used car, it pays to know what details are important. Consumer protections such as the FTC Used Car Rule help ensure that you aren’t being taken advantage of when you’re at a dealership, but what if you’re stuck in the early stages of simply trying to decide Read on! →


According to the National Highway traffic Safety Administration, two recalls have been issued by Nissan North America. The two recalls are for unrelated issues. One is for the 2011-2012 Nissan Quest minivan over software problems. The second recall is of the 2003-2005 Infiniti Q45, involving wiring issues that could affect side airbag deployment. Quest recall Read on! →


Congress is currently considering a bill to fund research into ignition interlock Breathalyzer technology. A growing number of states require them for people convicted of drunken driving, and more people are calling for them to be standard on all cars. Top beverage group opposes interlock research A bill is currently under consideration in the United Read on! →


There are times we all wish that our cars would just go — no maintenance, no oil changes, no worries. If you own or lease a vehicle, though, you need to keep an eye on vehicle maintenance. The good news is, if you keep up on your maintenance, you can save time and money. Keeping Read on! →


The intensity of a federal investigation into a series of Jeep airbag injuries increased last week, reports the Detroit Free Press. Fifty people have been hurt when the air bags of a Jeep Liberty SUV inflated, even though no crash had occurred to trigger them. Liberty SUVs made by Chrysler Group LLC for the years Read on! →


Current media reports indicate that Bayerisch Motoren Werke AG – better known as BMW – is recalling more than 350,000 BMW and Rolls-Royce-brand luxury vehicles because of a power brake problem. The BMW recall will affect approximately 345,000 8- and 12-cylinder engine BMW 5-, 6- and 7-Series models, as well as 5,800 Rolls-Royce cars worldwide Read on! →


Reuters reports that automakers and automotive dealers are reaping the highest auto sale transaction prices in more than 15 years for vehicles sold in the U.S. CNW Marketing Research attributes this phenomenon to increased demand for a smaller number of available new vehicles. Early April 2011 sales figures indicate that new cars and trucks sold Read on! →


Automotive industry giants continue to jockey for position. According to Automotive News, a familiar name continues to sit atop the automotive sales throne. Toyota’s April auto sales were up 12 percent, well about the 2 percent gain experienced by the rest of the industry. It was enough to keep Toyota ahead of fast-charging rival Chrysler Read on! →