| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Diesel is the David Hasselhoff of automotive technologies. Germans love the powerful and fuel-efficient engines, while most Americans shake their heads and say, "Seriously?"
A handful of fuel-efficient new models, including the Chevy Cruze compact and...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:38 PM
While auto sales in this country were booming in the middle of the last decade, the industry was not necessarily healthy.
Incentives were taking a bite out of profits and there was growing concern over fuel prices. Still, factory representatives at...
| May 27, 2013
| 1:44 PM
More and more cars come with safety features like blind-spot monitoring. A light in or near your rearview mirror lights up when something is in your blind zone. And if you drift out of your lane, some cars caution you with a beep. Consumer Reports Auto...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:07 PM
There's a good chance your car might not be worth as much as you thought. A new study says used car trade-in prices are down four-point-five percent from this time last year.
Cameron Simmons takes his job washing cars at Haley Toyota in Roanoke...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If Michael Haneke had a slightly less ironic appreciation of the term "funny games," he might have cooked up something a little like "Borgman," a sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller that is likely to remain one of the most daring...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Before January 1 is a great time to buy a 2013 car. Consumer Reports says that you can save hundreds of dollars if you take advantage of end-of-the-month, as well as end-of-the-year, deals.
Sticker price is one thing, but how much will a car really cost...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Gardening is a wonderful activity. It allows its practitioners to meld with nature, enjoy the fresh air and get some beneficial exercise. There is an additional advantage. For those who are skilled, their efforts can enhance both the landscape and the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:26 PM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales hit a five-year high in 2012, as low interest rates, improving consumer confidence and — most important — some great new cars drew Americans into dealerships.
Sales of new cars and trucks are expected...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas.
That's behind what would normally just be a good news...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The highly anticipated surfing industry trade show the Boardroom got the boot before its massive footprint even hit the beach, according to a news release.
The consumer surfing forum put on by GLM will move from the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Lower gas prices and a rebounding economy are pulling more auto buyers into crossover SUVs and boosting pickup truck sales, April auto sales data indicate.
Honda, Nissan and Subaru reported monthly sales Wednesday, showing increases from April 2012 to...