A couple decades ago or so, the standard refrigerant for air conditioners, R-12, was replaced, with R-134a. R-134a is likely to be replaced soon by R-1234yf, though concerns over the safety of the refrigerant have been raised by Daimler. Daimler finds R-1234yf refrigerant slightly susceptible to fire The auto industry is poised to introduce a Read on! →


The automotive press and some gearheads have been swooning lately over the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86, the Toyota-Subaru joint project car. The recent auto trade show in Paris got a glimpse at the Toyota GT86 TRD edition, a GT86 fitted with a goodies from Toyota’s race division. Toyota GT86 TRD edition goes Read on! →


Truck driving is more than getting cargo from point A to point B. It’s about inspiring filmmakers to make movies that are equal parts camp, cheese and hopeless 1970s nostalgia. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Top trucker movies No. 15 – ‘Over the Top’ (1987) Sylvester Stallone is a Read on! →


Truck driving may seem like a lonely profession. But you wouldn’t know it, based upon the number of fiction films that have been made about the life – and that doesn’t even count TV shows like “B.J. and the Bear.” CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Top trucker movies No. 8 Read on! →


Many believe that the electric vehicle is the best hope for a future less dependent on fossil fuels. There have been pushes by many to popularize them. But still, even with high gasoline prices, they just don’t seem to be catching on in a significant way with the car buying public. This week, with everything Read on! →


Speeding tickets are a pain and since some people would rather use a high-tech solution than cure their lead feet, so they plunk down some cash on radar detectors. The devices can read if a police officer is lying in wait in a speed trap ahead, but there are some things to know about taking Read on! →


For some time, there has been a lot of drama concerning a possible Formula One race in New Jersey in 2013, as the world’s premier race series wants to make an American Gran Prix a regular fixture. However, the proposed F1 New Jersey event might be canceled. Contracts for F1 New Jersey reportedly shredded For Read on! →


Hyundai is helping the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark to meet its goal of being carbon-neutral before 2025. The Korean automaker is leasing 15 hydrogen powered Tucson ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to the Danish capital. Hydrogen powered Tucson ix35 SUVs These revamped versions of the popular Tucson ix35 SUV are powered by hydrogen and give off Read on! →


Range limitation is the Achilles’ heel that has kept the electric vehicle from catching on in a bigger way. Electric car maker Tesla Motors is doing something about that. It plans to use the sun to charge the batteries of EVs from coast-to-coast for free with its Supercharger network. Musk unveils Supercharger network Tesla’s founder Read on! →


It’s not just about how clean your engine is or how few miles your car may have on the odometer. The color of your old car also helps determine its resale value. More exotic or trendy tones may also take more patience to move, in addition to a possible price cut. The color of resale Read on! →