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May 23, 2012

Facebook's IPO may have set records last week, but General Motors isn't impressed, as they've decided to discontinue advertising on the social network.

  • How Gas Could Hit $6 a Gallon

    April 11, 2012

    Fuel prices are ramping up faster than their usual summer gains, and there's a 20 percent chance that prices could spike to nearly $6 a gallon, industry research firm IHS says.

  • States to require more alternative fuel cars

    March 21, 2012

    California regulators recently voted to require that major automakers substantially increase the numbers of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered models for the coming years, eventually accounting for 15.4 percent of all vehicles sold in the state by 2025.

  • Study: 19 Percent of Teens Have Driven High

    February 29, 2012

    Just when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out,the game changes.

  • Study finds women are better at parking

    February 8, 2012

    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park.

  • Parents Spending Less on Teen Drivers

    January 18, 2012

    Here's yet another byproduct of a struggling economy. Sixty percent of U.S. parents with driving-age children say they're allocating less of the family budget for their kids' cars and related expenses, according to a survey conducted by Allstate Insurance in Northbrook, Ill.

  • Year-End Holiday Traffic Predicted to Increase

    December 28, 2011

    The 11-day year-end holiday period this season -Dec. 23, to Jan. 2 - is the longest travel holiday season of the year, according to AAA. That means it's also one of the busiest times for America's roadways.

  • Small Cars Growing

    December 7, 2011

    Compact and subcompact cars are booming in popularity and could become the best-selling vehicle category by year's end, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

  • Best in Show

    November 16, 2011

    Fall should mean only one thing to attentive auto enthusiasts: a new auto show season is upon us.

  • Sky-High Parking Rates

    October 5, 2011

    Live or work in New York? Be prepared to pay up for parking.

  • Tire 411

    September 14, 2011

    Keeping tires properly inflated is vital to maintaining the right performance, safety and fuel economy guidelines for your car. It¿s ironic, then, that something so important is often left to the driver¿s discretion.

  • Fours 4 Ever

    August 25, 2011

    Motorists no longer have to feel like they are settling for cars with fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines. Four-cylinder engines powered 64.5 percent of all new vehicles built in North America during 2010.

  • Car Q&A with Jim MacPherson

    July 6, 2011

    Q: My wife and I are looking to purchase a 2010 RAV 4 V6. However, we have concerns about the gas mileage.

  • Rush Hour Driving

    June 16, 2011

    A recent survey concluded that drivers commuting within urban areas that experience the greatest rush-hour gridlock spend a full month out of every year sitting in traffic.

  • Expanding Your Car's Life

    June 7, 2011

    Here are tips for making your car last longer from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.