December 11, 2017

$216 Million Proposed for New Vehicle Technology Research

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

A new bill proposed by Representative Gary Peters, Democrat from Michigan, could potentially provide an additional $216 million for new automotive technologies. The legislation is set for review by the full U.S. House of Representatives later this month, and would increase the $334 million already proposed by the Obama administration for research and development of […]

Introducing the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

BMW’s newest concept car, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, combines the environmental advantages of a hybrid car with the high performance of a sports car. Sleekly futuristic in design, the Vision EfficientDynamics also boasts photosensitive glass that darkens in response to bright light or glare, allowing better visibility and improving driver safety. The use of lightweight […]

Cash for Clunkers: Facts and Figures

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The CARS program, informally known as “Cash for Clunkers”, ended Monday, August 24th, 2009. Originally slated to cost $1 billion, Congress increased the total funds available to $3 billion due to overwhelming consumer response. The White House stated that nearly all funds had been exhausted by the end of the program, with rebate requests totaling […]

Cash for Clunkers Ends Monday

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

The highly successful “Cash for Clunkers” program will end Monday, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Part of the overall stimulus package, this program offered up to $4500 in rebates to car buyers who traded in certain older vehicles with poor fuel economy. “Cash for Clunkers” was designed to have a twofold effect, both reducing […]

Electric Car News Heats Up with Tesla Model S

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Recently, CNN.com posted a story about the new funding Tesla received from the federal government to aid in their production of electric vehicles. Tesla has already produced a roadster that has amazing specs for an electric car, and now this new funding will go to assist the production of the Model S Sedan. Read the […]

Obamas Plan for Automakers Fuel Efficiency: Brilliance or Burden?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Pros and Cons of Obama’s New Plan For Fuel Efficiency Our nation’s automotive industry is currently falling apart at an astounding rate. Because of this, leading auto manufacturers in the U.S. have to make some drastic changes – and in some cases this may mean a complete restructuring and overhaul of the way they operate […]

Top 3 hybrid vehicles and their features

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Hybrid cars are the hottest purchase in the vehicle market today. Saving on fuel is a top priority for most American drivers these days as the economy struggles to recover. However, buying a hybrid car is a big commitment and one to be taken seriously. The question burning in everyone’s mind is, what is the […]

Will Gas Prices Spike for Memorial Day Weekend?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Has anyone else noticed how gas prices always seem to go up on the weekends? Not only do we find that gas prices increase on weekends but they also consistently rise when we have a holiday. Are gas prices going up for Memorial Day weekend? If gas price patterns are any indication, the answer would […]

Are Adaptive Headlamps for Cars A Good Idea?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

If you have ever encountered problems with night vision, especially around bends in the road which conventional headlights cannot illuminate properly, you may be asking, “Are adaptive headlamps for cars a good idea?” As the increasing percentage of nighttime driving accidents occur after dark, it is important to keep safety in mind and take every […]

Opinion: Chrysler and Fiat Deal Doesn’t Make Sense

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Jerry Flint reports on the Chrysler/Fiat merger the U.S. Government has advised. His take? "This deal makes no sense to me." With current Fiat technology needing an overhaul to meet U.S. safety standards, American-produced Fiat cars in Chrysler plants could take up to 3 years, and Jerry believes Chrysler could just re-invest in itself to […]

Support a Good Cause with Your Old Used Vehicle

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Do you have a vehicle that you no longer want?  If so, you have many options available to you.  Obviously, you can choose to sell your vehicle on your own or you can trade it in on a new vehicle.  If the vehicle is in major disrepair, you might sell it to a junkyard and […]

Consumers Polled Regarding Energy Crisis Solutions

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Biofuels have received a great deal of attention lately and, according to a poll commissioned by the Ethanol Promotions and Information Council (EPIC), a large number of consumers view biofuel as being the answer to providing the United States with long term energy security.  According to a press release from EPIC, the majority of consumers […]

New Auto Repair for Dummies Book Released

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Do you need some help when it comes to making routine repairs to your vehicle?  If so, you might be interested in obtaining a copy of the Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition that has recently been released. Apparently, the new book offers tips to help you save money on your vehicle by obtaining better […]

Harley-Davison Giving Away a 2009 Motorcycle

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

If you are a fan of Harley-Davison motorcycles, you will be thrilled to hear about their new sweepstakes.  According to a recent press release, the motorcycle company is offering motorcycle lovers the opportunity to personally design their own 2009 Harley-Davison – with the prize being a custom 2009 Harley-Davison motorcycle. If you are interested in […]

Who’s the Better Driver: Men or Women?

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

You have probably heard the stereotype that women are worse drivers than men.  All you have to do is get in a vehicle with a man and he will likely find that he automatically assumes every bad driver on the road is a woman.  In fact, even women tend to buy into the stereotype at […]

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