| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:42 AM
That spare tire in your trunk may be going the way of the typewriter and transistor radio.
Automakers are selling more cars without an extra wheel to trim weight, boost gas mileage and shave a few bucks off their costs.
What happens if you get a flat?...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Some car manufacturers are dumping the spare tire to help their models lose weight and boost their gas mileage, according to this Los Angeles Times story.
The choice to equip cars with flat-fix kits or run-flat tires also lowers the manufacturer's...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Six alleged thieves were arrested late Friday after leading police on pursuits throughout the city in separate car thefts, officials said.
Twenty-year-old Mario Calderon of Colton, 22-year-old Isaac Tellez of Los Angeles and three teens, whose names...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the death of a 55-year-old Long Beach man who was struck and killed Saturday night while helping to change a flat tire on the Ventura (134) Freeway, although it appears to have been a “horrible...
| Oct 21, 2011
When you get a flat tire, you don't need to be the helpless person on the side of the road waiting to be rescued. John Nielsen, director of auto repair services at AAA, describes how to safely change a car tire.
Level of difficulty: Medium
| Oct 29, 2011
With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.'
Hours later that January night, Windsor and...
| Nov 14, 2011
A quick spin around the block won't cut it anymore.
Today's vehicles pack so much technology that savvy car buyers need to take a modern approach to the old-fashioned test drive. It's no longer enough to kick the tires and turn on the air conditioning....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Emergency workers were almost too late this morning when they responded to a call of a stranded auto with both a flat tire and a female passenger in labor on the Eisenhower Expressway.
These kind of stories usually end with the birth of a baby on a road...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The glove box can be a useful treasure chest in cars, housing everything from important papers and receipts to tire gauges and extra fuses. It's a safe, easy-to-access place for crucial items, and almost every car has one. Even the best of us are...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:14 AM
It was a treacherous morning on local freeways Thursday morning, with one driver killed in a crash on the 134 Freeway in Toluca Lake and a big rig that jackknifed, at one point closing all lanes of the 5 Freeway in Glendale.
In the westbound 134 Freeway...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 12:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- When buying a new car, you usually don't spend much time thinking about the tires. And many of us don't spend much time thinking about them after we buy a car either. But Consumer Reports says many owners are in for a big surprise...