A significant bump has been noted in the sales of cars with stick shifts, as manual transmissions are known for slightly better fuel economy than their automatic counterparts. Despite the recent gains, it is only as matter of time before the third pedal is done away with completely. Economy spurs spike in stick shift sales Read on! →


Some believe it is the price of gas that is driving up the sales of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Second quarter profits for the Milwaukee-based company were up by 30 percent worldwide. Harley-Davidson net income rises Harley-Davidson reported a net income of $247.3 million for the second quarter of 2012. That is way up from last year’s Read on! →


Parking tickets are a real pain in the rear and some parking enforcement officials, though just doing a job, are rather stingy. Ordinarily, showing them a sign of one’s displeasure is frowned upon, but a recent Michigan court ruling holds that yelling at parking enforcement is free speech. University rule preventing yelling at parking enforcement Read on! →


Due to varying state regulations, the cost of car insurance varies from state to state, with some states being quite economical and others, are not so much. Michigan, home of Motor City, ironically tops the list of the most expensive states for car insurance. State laws dictate most expensive states for car insurance Car insurance Read on! →


The push for shiny new gas-saving technology has brought Ford Motor Co. to the brink of embracing lucky number 13. That’s atomic number 13, and the element is the aluminum. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford will make “extensive use” of weight-saving aluminum panels to replace the standard steel panels used in Ford F-150 Read on! →


A voluntary tire recall by Michelin North America, Inc. could affect hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Tire recall over tread separation The tire giant, headquartered in Greenville, S.C., made the announcement on Thursday, July 26. The recall is because of a tread-belt separation seen in a small sampling Read on! →


General Motors is currently re-evaluating its sponsorship relationship with Penn State University, reports Automotive News. The recent Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that has torn the university apart has not only drawn the censure of the the victims, the law and the NCAA, but it may cause sponsors to jump ship en masse. Silencing Read on! →