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Small in stature, a group of 2009 two-door cars are providing good safety value to car shoppers, according to crash tests.
Find out how to patch up your radiator hose long enough to drive to the auto parts store or your local mechanic and replace it with a new one.
If you are like many other people and prefer to drive pretty much anywhere then you could surely use a map. However, these maps that can be bought in drugstores or bookstores aren’t always up to date. As you may very well know, roads are constantly closing and opening thus ...
More often than not, we have a tendency to get lost whenever we are driving into an unfamiliar territory. Sure, you have your uncanny sense of direction, but how sure are you that you are going the right way whenever you just trust your own insights? If you seem to ...
According to the latest kbb.com Marketing Research study of in-market new-car shoppers, the rising cost of gas is severely impacting consumer purchase habits and activities, with a large number of new-car researchers cutting small luxuries out of their budgets entirely.  An overwhelming majority of new-car shoppers say they ...
The first public hydrogen refueling station in California with integrated hydrogen and gasoline refueling is now open, providing drivers in Chevrolet's Project Driveway another location to refuel their Equinox fuel cell vehicles, currently on the roads throughout Southern California. Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President for Shell Future ...
Increasing gas prices have encouraged consumers to trade-in their SUVs for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, but it is important to examine the big picture before making a final decision.  According to Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information, the SUV market has dropped more than 8 percent since September of last year.  Kelley ...
General Motors continues to make training available for its large van consumers. For several years, Coaching Systems® LLC, which designed a unique course for GM large van consumers, has teamed up with GM to offer training at a 40 percent discount to GM’s large van consumers. This training is designed to reinforce information that may ...
With gas prices exceeding $3.65 per gallon on average, filling up could cost upwards of $50, $60, $70 or more. Goodwrench offers consumers helpful tips to improve vehicle fuel economy and help drivers get every possible mile out each drop of gasoline. One of the simplest ways of doing this is with proper vehicle maintenance ...
Ford Motor Company and the Governors Highway Safety Association have teamed up to help keep teens and families safe on Arizona roads and highways. The number one killer of teens across America is driving fatalities. A top priority for Ford is automotive-related safety, and the company is honing in on Arizona as ...
Consumers attending the Atlanta-Journal Constitution International Auto Show Thursday-Sunday, April 24 - 27 will have a unique opportunity to truly ‘experience’ the GM display by getting behind the wheel and test driving many of General Motors’ hottest new vehicles. Vehicles available for test drives that illustrate the breadth of General Motors’ ...
Ford performance enthusiast information is now available via hotline and online New www.FordPerformance.com site promotes Ford enthusiast clubs, lifestyle, info Site tied to Ford’s exclusive toll-free Performance & Tech Line ...
Advanced systems which alert the driver if a tyre is losing pressure while the car is in motion are providing Ford customers with safer motoring. Ford's sophisticated tyre pressure monitoring systems detect when a tyre is deflating, and trigger in-car warning systems that enable the driver to stop and check. Even regular tyres ...
Four hundred-plus employees, thousands of hours of blood, sweat and tears as well as dealer insights are fueling Ford’s quest to win customers on the strength of its vehicle quality, fuel economy, safety advances and smart technology. “The best part of Ford’s story is unfolding in the studios, labs, factories and dealerships, and ...
According to the latest Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research study (www.kbb.com), an increasing number of consumers say their purchasing behavior has shifted and will continue to change significantly if gas prices continue to rise.  The latest 2008 results revealed that nearly 60 percent of vehicle shoppers ...
Classic Chevrolet/Hummer Boosts Consumer Access to Ethanol, Biodiesel Texans with flex-fuel vehicles gained easier access Friday to E85 ethanol at the first public biofuel pumps in the ...
Honda Begins Testing of Advanced Safety Vehicles and Driving Safety Support Systems on Public Roadways–Honda Cooperating on Development of Driving Safety Support Systems Using Inter-Vehicle and Road-to-Vehicle Communications to Help Reduce Traffic Accidents– <!-- E-Mail This script setEmailThis(); //--> Honda announced that it will conduct testing on public roadways of its Driving Safety Support Systems*1 (DSSS) using ...
Soaring oil prices are prompting consumers to ditch gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient models, according the Scotiabank's automotive industry specialist. Last year's U.S. sales of sport utility vehicles were down by a third from their peak in 2001, Carlos Gomes said from Toronto on Friday, as the price of crude oil retreated to under US$98 ...
Drivers talking on cellphones are probably making your commute even longer, concludes a new study. Motorists yakking away, even with handsfree devices, crawl about three kilometres per hour slower on commuter-clogged roads than people not on the phone, and they just don't keep up with the flow of traffic, said study author David Strayer, a ...
Congress has approved the first increase in automobile fuel economy in 32 years. The energy bill, already approved by the Senate, demands a 40 per cent improvement in fuel economy for cars and small trucks, including SUVs. And in a dramatic shift to spur increased demand for non-fossil fuels, it also requires a six-fold increase in ...
A U.S. federal judge has rejected an automakers' lawsuit against California, saying the state has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Ishii clears one of the hurdles in California's effort to regulate tailpipe emissions from cars, trucks and sports utility vehicles. Automakers sued the state ...
Ontario should become the first province to ban smoking in cars that contain young passengers, health advocates said Thursday as they rallied around a private member's bill that would outlaw the practice, which critics liken to child abuse. Although Premier Dalton McGuinty has said such a ban would be a dangerously slippery slope, health activists ...
Frustrated truck drivers lined up to buy as little as a quarter-tank of diesel Tuesday due to shortages that one Chinese oil company blamed on price controls that it said discouraged new investment to expand refining capacity. The shortages disrupted trucking in Shanghai and the export-driven provinces of Guangdong, Zhejiang and Fujian in the southeast, but ...
A Canadian couple who say they were turned down dozens of times when they tried to buy a new car in the United States are challenging what they regard as illegal discrimination. Rhonda Chancey and Allan Coombs, a married couple from Paradise, Nfld., claim that more than 80 New England dealerships, including 61 in Maine, ...
Say some clown steals your car from the parking deck at work. If it's equipped with General Motors' OnStar service, he could be in for a big surprise and you could get a little revenge _ and even see your car again. Starting with about 20 models for 2009, the service will be able to slowly ...
An 11-year-old boy led police on a chase that reached speeds of more than 160 kilometres an hour, leading to charges for him and his parents, who are accused of letting him drive for months, state police said. Leona Calloway, 32, and Rodney Brown, 46, were charged with improper supervision of a minor and allowing ...
It's just a little amber lamp in the dashboard, a tiny bulb behind a plastic pane the size of a postage stamp, inscribed with a very big message. Depending on the car's make and model, it might say ``CHECK ENGINE,'' as if you possessed the ability to pry open the hood and make a snap ...
Maybe you or someone you know has an old junkheap of a car with 250,000 kilometres on it. Maybe you think that's a lot. It's not. Meet Peter Gilbert, who drove a Saab more than 1.6 million kilometres through 17 Wisconsin winters. And Clifton Lambreth, a zone manager for 600 Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers around ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Technology that prevents a drunken driver from starting a vehicle holds the promise of greatly reducing alcohol-related deaths, the U.S. government and auto safety groups said Wednesday. So far, however, the criminal justice system has not widely embraced alcohol ignition interlock devices because of long-standing questions about their cost and effectiveness, experts said ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ It was 1990 when the federal government first issued an ominous label for the state's busiest bridge: ``structurally deficient.'' In the ensuing years, inspectors found cracks and corrosion on the Interstate-35W bridge. They stepped up inspections from once every two years to every year, and made what they thought were the necessary repairs. ...
TORONTO (CP) _ Transport Canada says it needs more proof that Canadian drivers are at risk before it will consider following a U.S. recall of faulty Chinese-made tires. ``We don't need crashes or injuries or death, but we do need evidence,'' Lars Eif, chief of defect investigations and recalls at the federal ministry, said Tuesday. But ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Head restraints in dozens of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and minivans provided only poor or marginal protection from neck injuries in simulated crashes conducted by the U.S. insurance industry. The test results released Tuesday found several SUVs had improved protections against whiplash injuries but gave poor marks to vehicles made by several ...
TORONTO (CP) _ John Carlson is crazy about cars, and his vintage 1968 Camaro muscle car ranks among his favourites. People who own muscle cars _ high-performance automobiles made from the mid-'60s to mid-'70s, usually with big V8 engines _ love the nostalgia, says Carlson, president of the National Association of Antique Automobile Clubs of ...
REGINA (CP) _ More than half a million drivers in Saskatchewan will be getting refund cheques from the province when their automobile insurance rates drop July 1. Roughly 531,000 drivers can expect to see their insurance bill drop about $80 on average because of the decision by Saskatchewan's rate review ...
DETROIT (AP) _ Most major automakers agree: The adage that you should change your car's oil every 3,000 miles, or 4,800 kilometres, is outdated, and even 5,000 miles may be too often. Ford Motor Co. became the latest manufacturer to extend its oil life guidelines, making public that it is ...

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