Winter tires make a difference

Published: December 19, 2014

Do you really know the difference between winter and all-season tires? The difference is bigger than you think.

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Google developing dedicated Android system for cars [Report] - Published: December 19, 2014

Google and automakers are in the process of rolling out Android Auto, which adds a layer of extra connectivity for people who use Android smartphones (iPhone users get Apple CarPlay). But why stop there?

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The curse of Saab, Volume 3: Spyker is officially bankrupt - Published: December 19, 2014

The latest evidence that Saab is bad for business comes via Spyker, which has just been declared bankrupt.

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What does ‘getting rid of gasoline' mean? To Toyota, it's hydrogen - Published: December 19, 2014

The grandson of Toyota's founder, Akio Toyoda said explicitly what has already been intimated by other company executives and ads that lash out at battery-electric cars.

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GM ignition switch fund reaches grim milestone: 100 approved claims for injuries and deaths - Published: December 18, 2014

When problems with General Motors' ignition switches first began making headlines last winter, there were reports of six deaths linked to the faulty devices. Two weeks later, that number shot up to 13, and it's been climbing ever since.

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Burt's Bandit brings big bucks - Published: December 18, 2014

Keep in mind that this was not a film-used car but rather a promotional vehicle that was gifted to Reynolds.

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New study doesn't say ‘electric cars aren't green’ (headlines to the contrary) - Published: December 18, 2014

Earlier this week, the Associated Press covered a new study put out by the University of Minnesota that calculates the environmental impact of manufacturing and refueling vehicles with various powerplants.

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Are diesels cheaper to own than gas cars? Varies by model, study says - Published: December 17, 2014

This year Vincentric found that around a third of diesels on the market will save their owners money on the cost of car plus fuel during 5 years of ownership.

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Ward's Auto names its 10 best engines for 2015 - Published: December 17, 2014

The jurors at Ward's evaluated 37 new or improved powertrains, showing automakers' current emphasis on fuel economy.

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Chrysler is dead! Long live FCA US LLC! - Published: December 17, 2014

As of yesterday morning, the company formerly known as Chrysler has changed its name to "FCA US LLC."

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Cheap gas will cause electric-car sales to plummet: True or false? - Published: December 16, 2014

Since June, the price of a barrel of oil has fallen roughly 40 percent, to about $58 for West Texas light sweet crude and $63 for Brent oil.

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