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! →


A nation that many economic experts consider on the cusp of becoming a superpower, Brazil, is looking for ways to bolster new car loans and improve the welfare of its local automakers. Slow vehicle sales have sent inventory soaring to 2008 levels, but as Brazilian media indicates, the government is taking actions to stimulate automotive Read on! →


When people make decisions, they generally adjust their outlook based upon a set perception, or anchor. Once a person has established an anchor to compare related circumstances against, that anchor tends to remain set in the individual’s mind. This process of bias is called anchoring, and the retail sales industry uses it to great advantage Read on! →


The National Automobile Dealers Association has political muscle, and it wasn’t afraid to use it to obtain the highly sought-after auto dealer exemption from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight. NADA spokesman Bailey Woods told Automotive News that House and Senate committees made the right decision, as the CFPB would make dealer financing for auto loans Read on! →


Flashing — or erasing and reprogramming — your engine’s computer is a legitimate way to keep a car’s engine control modules (ECMs) up to date. This is done on nearly all vehicles 1996 and newer to ensure that the microprocessors in such areas as the power train and fuel injectors are regulating their systems properly. Read on! →


Controversial political talk show host Rush Limbaugh has taken it upon himself to pass judgment on the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ new electric car. According to Politico, Limbaugh claims that the $41,000 price tag is “a steep price to pay for showing you care about the environment.” While auto industry executives call the Volt a Read on! →


Despite some of the positive sales signs that have flashed across the radar screen of the United States auto industry and auto loans landscape lately, economists wonder what could happen to the still-teetering auto industry if the current recession proves to be a “double-dip” or “w-shaped recovery” model. Will there be another government bailout if Read on! →


Recently, Car Deal Expert shared information regarding how to deal when your car has trouble with its power locks. Assessing such things may require removing the inside car door panel to take a closer look. While this may sound like a daunting task, the reality is that when it comes to fixing car door problems, Read on! →


The ability to steer a moving motor vehicle without plowing into oncoming traffic is necessary for safe driving. According to Consumer Reports, the recent Hyundai Sonata recall was spurred by the very same concern. Approximately 140,000 Hyundai Sonatas are being recalled beginning in October due to problems with the steering column intermediate shaft. Mechanical failure Read on! →


Painting your car is a nice DIY project that can be done at home, but many people tend to avoid it because of excessive cost and the degree of prep-work involved. A spray gun, the right air compressor, clear coat, the right kind of primer, buffing compound, rust converter and more are all things that Read on! →