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Know How to Recognize an Accurate Auto Repair Estimate

Sam Dillinger | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Shop around. Take your vehicle to a few different repair shops (three is a good number), and get an estimate from all of them. If they all say the same thing and the prices are within the same range, you can feel confident

5 Things Your Mechanic Doesn't Want You To Know

Sam Dillinger | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

I've heard too many stories from disgruntled customers, treated poorly at the hands of an unscrupulous mechanic. So, I've decided to break the "code of silence" that exists in the field of mechanical repair.

Tesla Is Giving Away All Of Its Ideas For Free

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

Tesla is giving away its special sauce. CEO Elon Musk pledged Thursday that the electric carmaker will not sue anyone who uses Tesla’s patented ...

Americans Are Moving On From Cars

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

The '57 Chevy was still a year away when the launch of the interstate highway system kicked U.S. car culture into high gear. But six decades later, ch...

Finally Someone Is Sending Car Salesmen to the Junkyard: An Interview with Ale Resnik, Co-Founder of Beepi.

Adam Hanft | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Adam Hanft

Until now, buying and selling a car was the root canal of transactions. Every step is usually fraught with ugh, including the painful, ritualistic negotiation process.

Case of the Missing Car Gals at Geneva Motor Show

Student Reporter | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Student Reporter

An unusual sight greets visitors to the 84th Geneva Motor Show: Rather than the infamous motor show girls draped over the cars, there are more and more men working at the stalls. Dressed in elegant suits, they greet visitors with a smile, lead them to the cars and explain the technical details of the current series.

Hey, Auto Industry: Eyes Straight Ahead!

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

When it comes to distracted driving, the auto industry has an inherent conflict of interest, and cannot be the final arbiter of guidelines to curb the problem.

REPORT: Toyota Set To Pay $1 Billion In U.S. Probe

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

The Justice Department is expected to announce a settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. as early as Wednesday that could cost the auto maker more than $1 ...

REPORT: 303 Died In G.M. Crashes While Company Failed To Fix Defect

The New York Times | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

As lawmakers press General Motors and regulators over their decade-long failure to correct a defective ignition switch, a new review of federal crash ...

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Dave Jamieson

Biden: Right Wing Is 'Waging War' On Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a crowd of United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said business interests and the right wi...

The U.S. Auto Industry Fails to Understand Personal Mobility

Jane Nakagawa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Jane Nakagawa

U.S. automakers still haven't learned their lesson. Young consumers are not convinced that making the largest purchase outside of a home is right for them.

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.

Car Executive Dead In Possible Suicide

Reuters | Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aradhana Aravindan | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business

BANGKOK/MUMBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Karl Slym, managing director of India's Tata Motors Ltd, died after falling from a hotel room in Bangkok in what ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

100 Years Ago, The Auto Industry Was America's Silicon Valley

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Cars have come a long way in the last 100 years. As car companies showed off their latest models at the Detroit auto show last week and engineers ...

5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014

Mark Bradbury | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which contributed an amazing 84 percent of that growth.

Winning The War On Poverty In 2014: Means Defeating the Wolves on Wall Street and Cowards on Capitol Hill

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

We can hear the 'wolves on Wall Street' howling at rising profits and executive salaries -- while the sucking sound you hear are jobs and families flung into poverty. 2014 will require a vigilant vote and voice to make a real difference for a very real problem.

House Acts To Cut Red Tape On Car, Truck Sales

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has taken a step toward enabling automobile dealer...

Space Age Military Tech Could Make Critical Car Part Obsolete

Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 12.19.2013 | Technology

McLaren, maker of the famed F1 supercar of the 1990s, as well as the modern-day 12C and P1, told U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times that it is currently ...

GM's Mary Barra: Inspirational, But Also Unfortunately Still An Anomaly

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Mary Barra's appointment as CEO of General Motors is clearly a milestone for both women and the auto industry. This is a business, after all, where it's more likely to see a woman draped across a car hood at an auto show or in a pin-up calendar than sitting in the executive suite.

Carbon Limits Will Spur Innovation -- Again

Jack Darin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jack Darin

As a direct result of our decision to promote clean power, Illinois has seen over 20,000 jobs created in renewable energy, during a very difficult recession.

Chrysler IPO Is Coming. Are You Buying?

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

The question for Marchionne, and those possibly teed up to buy the shares of the storied automaker is this: Is Chrysler a "buy"?

Why Hybrid Cars Are Really Becoming Popular Among Older Drivers

Posted 10.11.2013 | Fifty

Automakers, take note. When it comes to cars, older consumers are just as concerned with keeping up appearances as their younger counterparts. And the...

Why Ford's Alan Mulally Would Be Right for Microsoft, or Any Company [UPDATE]

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

It appears that the chatter about Ford CEO Alan Mulally possibly leaving early to take over as CEO of Microsoft is losing air pretty fast. What's pretty interesting is that it got any traction in the first place.