Can’t-miss car ads during the Super Bowl

Courtesy of monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images When you aren’t watching the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons compete in the Super Bowl this Sunday, carmakers plan to make it hard for you to leave your couch. This year, several auto marketers are going all out. Here’s a glimpse at the car companies that have bought Super Bowl…

Pass on ‘puffing’ your car

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says it’s illegal for drivers to warm up their parked vehicles, known as “puffing.” Photo courtesy of Owen Richards/Getty Images Leaving your car running with the keys inside to keep it warm is illegal. Not only can this lead to theft, but it could result in a fine, the National…

Hyundai to film Super Bowl ad during game

Hyundai will broadcast a 90-second documentary-style commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. Courtesy of Hyundai While the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are getting ready to do battle for the championship title at Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, Hyundai is revving up for their unique ad campaign: They will film their ad during the…

Are you driving this year’s top utility vehicle?

The Chrysler Pacifica took this year’s competitive Utility Vehicle of the Year award. Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler North America The Chrysler Pacifica has been named the 2017 North American Utility of the Year. The prestigious award is given each year by an independent group of about 60 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada.…

North America’s top car is …

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car won Car of the Year. This is the fourth time Chevrolet has been the recipient of an award at the North American International Auto Show. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet The Chevrolet Bolt has been named the 2017 North American Car of the Year. The prestigious award is given each…

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…

Tech company unveils all-electric supercar

Faraday Future just unveiled its new breed of electric mobility: The FF 91. Courtesy of Faraday Future. Faraday Future, a tech company in Gardena, California, recently unveiled its first production vehicle, the FF 91, an all-electric car with an aerodynamic design that the company says combines supercar performance, precise handling and a unique collection of…

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…

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…