In a move that will bring 2,000 jobs to the beleaguered state, construction will resume on the Mississippi Toyota plant in Blue Springs. The Associated Press reports that Toyota’s estimate is that the plant should be fully operational by the fall of 2011. It had originally been slated for completion in 2010, but the recession Read on! →


The economic climate of recession and the resulting taxpayer auto bailout apparently still has automakers gun shy, reports Automotive News. That’s because low factory inventory is becoming the rule rather than the exception lately. The result of this is that dealers need more cars to sell, as they cannot meet rising demand. An online survey Read on! →


Origination of U.S. auto loans in the first quarter was particularly lively, according to a new report by Experian Automotive. Easier auto lending terms – some of the easiest since the dawn of the recent recession – have opened the door for auto lenders to make more auto loans to customers now considered safe credit Read on! →


If you love collector cars, you’ve come to the right place. These bizarre collector car stories seem hard to believe, but remember – the truth is often stranger than fiction. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Close encounter with a telephone pole Swedish national Bo Stefan Eriksson currently sits in prison Read on! →


Like fishing stories or tales of when Uncle Zed fought during the zombie invasion, there are plenty of bizarre collector car stories around and in that series of tubes that is the Interwebs. For your automotive pleasure, here are some of the m0st bizarre collector car stories, as suggested by the autoLanka.com forums. The $250,000 Read on! →


Imagine there are cracks in your car’s vinyl dashboard. If you think covering them with masking tape and coloring the tape to match the dash is copacetic, shake yourself. Real vinyl dashboard repair isn’t difficult, and it’s cheap. True, it’s more expensive than masking tape and a magic marker, but it should be. Go cheap Read on! →


The automotive bailout may have prevented the “too big to fail” companies from imploding financially, but that doesn’t mean that their financials are on Easy Street. The Ford Motor Company did better than most automakers, but not without Executive Chairman Bill Ford imposing a five-year pay freeze upon himself beginning in 2005. The moratorium was Read on! →


Replacing the standard oxygen used to inflate tires with nitrogen is becoming a popular trend in the consumer automotive world. The website Why Nitrogen? suggests that using nitrogen inflation will enhance a vehicle’s handling capabilities, improve fuel efficiency, extend the life of a set of tires and reduce the carbon footprint. Nitrogen inflation claims are Read on! →


Whether you’re in the market for a car, SUV or pickup, you’ve likely come across this question at one point or another: What’s the difference between 4WD and AWD? Both distribute power to all four wheels of a standard vehicle, as opposed to the standard front- or rear-wheel drive of 2WD vehicles. If you live Read on! →


You know it will happen eventually — your windshield will develop cracks. In the worst case scenario, it could even shatter. This is, of course, a serious safety issue, as an airbag won’t protect you from flying glass if the windshield breaks while you’re driving (such as during a collision). Neither is it advisable to Read on! →