The Hill blog reports that 62 House Democrats are urging lawmakers to pursue an auto dealer exemption in light of upcoming financial reforms being considered by the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). The movement, organized by New York Reps. Bill Owens and Mike McMahon, goes against the wishes of the White House, Defense Department and Read on! →

In this ongoing era of green automotive technology, the desire to get there faster while expending as little fuel with as small an environmental footprint as possible has prompted automakers to tap into a very basic formula. In order to achieve fuel economy, there four basic concepts are weight of the vehicle, aerodynamics of the Read on! →

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! →

General Motors gave Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a Corvette following his near-perfect game. The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is worth $53,000, but Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the media exposure the gesture brought to GM was worth approximately $9 million. A non-contracted study by research group Joyce Julius & Associates Inc. tracked the exposure Read on! →

When a $90,000 sports car like the 2010 Nissan GT-R goes up in flames in the middle of a locked showroom, curiosity flares up like a bad case of the vehicle recalls. That’s exactly what happened days ago at a Gainesville, Fla., Nissan dealership, reports The Gainesville Sun. Not long after a security guard completed 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! →

Bloomberg reports that new car loans are becoming easier for consumers to obtain. Auto industry experts view this as an indicator that new car sales may continue to grow, something the United States hasn’t seen since “Cash for Clunkers.” New car loans making gradual return Ford Motor Company chief economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick told Bloomberg that Read on! →

Advances in technology have made the automotive experience more pleasant and convenient. Who doesn’t appreciate power steering, for instance? If you have driven without it, you know the difference is tremendous, akin to the strenuous workout of steering a huge, old farm tractor. But what about a vehicle’s simpler functions, like power door locks? We 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! →

In the new memoir “Decision Points,” former U.S. President George W. Bush stands behind his decision toward the tail end of his presidency to extend a $17.4 billion auto bailout. Automotive News reports that President Bush knew just four days after GM announced it was near bankruptcy – on Nov. 11, 2008 – that he Read on! →