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! →


Driving etiquette may sound like something one would learn in finishing school, but the reality is that showing consideration for others who occupy the highway is not only polite, but necessary for safety’s sake. As a Thinkquest entry on driving etiquette rightly puts it, “Everyone appreciates the good manners of a driver who: Signals his Read on! →


Surviving the black plague of global recession was no small task for the Ford Motor Company, but it emerged from the smoking crater in which companies like General Motors continue to wallow. The auto bailout may have kept other automakers afloat, but it did a great deal of damage to reputations in the process. Ford Read on! →


Car salespeople who offer a no-pressure, honest sales face to the public will still engage in a number of psychological tricks and triggers to get you to buy that new car. Typically it’s perfectly legal. Thus, consumers should know car salespeople tricks of the trade before going shopping at a lot. Car salespeople are trying Read on! →


For decades, the U.S. auto industry moved forward in leaps and bounds when it came to designing cars that could get consumers where they wanted to go faster, but it took a while for automotive safety technology to catch up. It wasn’t until 1959 that Congress required U.S. cars to have seat belts, in response Read on! →


Aside from the reality of how much money you’ll be paying on your auto loan over the next five years, buying a new car is very exciting. Purchase price is always important to consider, but don’t stop there. Things such as fuel costs, maintenance and repair costs over that five-year period after purchase must be Read on! →


It’s summertime, and the sun is making your car’s cooling system work overtime. If it has been a while since you last checked the fluid level in the radiator, then it’s high time you popped the hood. If you don’t have any coolant on hand, be sure to buy some. But when it comes to Read on! →


Fiat-managed property Chrysler continues to face the flames as a new U.S. Chrysler recall has skidded into the news. After having previous recall trouble because of failing brakes and sticky accelerators, new recalls involve five models and almost 600,000 vehicles. The Chrysler group reported potential safety hazards to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read on! →


Vehicle financing can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly when there are concerns over your data privacy. Gus Johnson Ford of Spokane wants to assure you that when you apply for auto loans online or in person at 8300 E Sprague Ave. in Spokane, Wash., 99212, the only parties who will know about car loans you Read on! →