Fiat Chrysler under investigation for Clean Air Act violations

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of many vehicles in violation of the Clean Air Act. Photo courtesy of Jeep The Environmental Protection Agency recently notified Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its U.S. division that it violated the Clean Air Act by installing undisclosed engine management software in several passenger vehicles powered by diesel engines. The…

VW exec arrested for role in emissions scandal

VW executive Oliver Schmidt was arrested Saturday for his part in the Volkswagen emissions conspiracy. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen Group of America The Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt on Jan. 7 for his part in the diesel emissions scandal. He is being charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, according…

LA auto show to unveil hot new models

Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz G550 4×42 is among 50 vehicles making their debut at the LA Auto Show. The Los Angeles Auto Show season kicks off later this week, with more than 50 cars that will make their debut today through Nov. 17. Founded in 1907, the LA Auto Show is the first major North…

Democrats, Republicans miles apart in car survey

In an online survey by Swapalease.com, Republicans identified with a Chevrolet Corvette (above), while Democrats preferred Tesla. A new survey from Swapalease.com reveals that 34 percent of Americans view the election as a “driverless car,” while almost 30 percent see it as a “four-wheel SUV going off road wherever it wants.” The 2016 Election and…

Nissan goes rogue with ‘Star Wars’ promo

Photo courtesy of Nissan Nissan has launched a “Star Wars”-themed promotional campaign for its new 2017 Nissan Rogue, which includes a chance to attend the opening night of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Hollywood, California, and receive a replica Death Trooper helmet with the purchase of a new car. “Nissan’s new custom-designed campaign…

Automaker touts benefits of manufacturer parts

The auto industry continues to argue for using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for collision repairs, warning that non-OEM parts aren’t as high quality or as safe, and don’t fit as well. RATE SEARCH: Find the best rates on auto loans at Bankrate.com. Mopar, the service and parts arm of Fiat Chrysler, is the latest…

Beware of car thieves in costume on Halloween

While you certainly need to watch out for little ghouls and goblins who aren’t wearing reflective clothing and are darting across the roads on Halloween, you also need to be wary of adult tricksters who are looking to steal your car. Courtesy: National Insurance Car Bureau. The NICB analyzed data from the National Crime Information…

Nissan offers discounts to Hurricane Matthew victims

Courtesy of Nissan Nissan North America is offering discounts to people whose cars were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Those affected by the storm in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia qualify for Nissan’s employee pricing. To qualify for the discount, shoppers must visit a local Nissan dealership and show auto insurance documentation from an…

Motorcycle eliminates need for protective gear

Credit: BMW. The car company has released a futuristic motorcycle that they say won’t tip over. BMW has unveiled a smart motorcycle designed not to tip over, thus eliminating, they claim, the need for a helmet or other protective riding gear. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 was one of many concept vehicles the auto manufacturer unveiled…

Feds go after deceptive car-title lenders

©Nejron Photo/Shutterstock.com Taking out a loan by putting your car up for collateral is risky business. But consumers who have done business with certain companies are finding out that they were being deceived. Auto title-loan companies provide loans to car owners who offer the title to the vehicle as collateral. The loans typically are for…