Mercedes-Benz recently decided that its 33-year-old G-class was in need of a facelift. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-class needs to look its best for April’s Beijing Motor Show, and the German automaker wants to put its best grille forward when the military-grade consumer SUV goes on sale in Europe in June and by the end of Read on! →


Mazda has announced a recall for models of the Tribute crossover SUV made between 2001 and 2002. Affected models have a fault in the brake master cylinder, which can leak fluid and potentially cause an electrical short and a fire. Tribute cannot escape issues of twin The Mazda Tribute, according to AutoBlog, shares the bulk Read on! →


Have a need for speed but a budget for the bargain bin? Here are some fast, cheap cars that will run you $10,000 or less. Be aware that there are some surprises in this list, sandwiched in amongst some old favorites of the auto modding community. Are they cheap cars that are fast, or fast Read on! →


America’s major car rental companies, under pressure from consumers, have agreed to stop renting recalled cars before they have been fixed. Firms initially balked at not renting recalled cars Major car rental companies had initially balked at the idea of a legislated mandate, forcing them to keep recalled vehicles that have not yet undergone repairs Read on! →


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! →