Starting your car when the temperatures have plummeted

Understanding the reasons why vehicles may not start in freezing temperatures can help you determine the cause of the problem. You can also take steps to keep these issues from coming up or try a few solutions if you find yourself with an...

Are your driving habits suited for a hybrid vehicle?

Lower gas prices mean the better fuel efficiency won't save you as much money. Still, a gas-electric hybrid can be a good fit for certain driving habits.

Auto briefs: White trucks, hurricane response, manufacturing scholars

A transition to white work trucks, recognition for people who acted heroically during Hurricane Harvey, and the expansion of a manufacturing scholarship program were among the items promoted by automakers and automotive organizations recently.

Biodiesel vehicles provide a greasy alternative to gasoline

Biodiesel has proved to be an interesting addition to the world of alternative fuels, giving drivers of diesel vehicles the option to run partially on vegetable oils and recycled cooking grease.

Study: Los Angeles tops list of most congested U.S. cities

Traffic in Los Angeles has earned a rather infamous reputation, so it may come as no surprise that a recent analysis has ranked the City of Angels as the most congested city in the United States – and the world.

Next generation Subaru Impreza enhances efficiency and safety

Subaru of America, Inc. introduced the 2018 Impreza sedan and 5-door models, taking this first U.S.-built Impreza into its second model year with the momentum of significantly increased sales behind it.

Hyundai Sonata returns with stylish new look

2018 Sonata

With a major restyling this year, the Sonata catches eyes more like that groundbreaking 2011 version once again. While it's not an all-new car, significant changes to the hood, fenders, trunk, headlights, taillights and front grille make it look...

Researchers: 2017 sales-weighted fuel economy unchanged from previous year

The fuel economy of a typical new vehicle sold in the United States at the end of 2017 fell for the second month in a row, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Growing travel trend continues in November

The year-over-year gains in travel distance showed no signs of stopping in November, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

Auto briefs: Grid coordination, car conversion, buzz moments

The effect of uncoordinated charging on the electric grid, a teenager's conversion of a gas-powered car to an electric powertrain, and the effect of high octane vehicles on one's mood were among the items promoted by automotive organizations and...

AAA: Extra cost for premium gas usually cancels out benefits

Vehicles that recommend the use of premium fuel can see a slight increase in fuel economy and performance, according to tests by AAA. However, the organization also notes that the increasing cost difference between regular fuel and premium fuel...

Discomfort with self-driving cars ebbs in latest AAA survey

A growing number of Americans are becoming less squeamish about the possibility of a vehicle that drives them instead of vice versa, according to a recent study by AAA.


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