Recalls recap: The Manufacturers on this week’s list are BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota

Published: March 31, 2015

In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk this week. Materials for this recap are received via email from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) copied directly from the www.nhtsa.gov website.

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Shopping for a car can put a dent in your credit score - Published: March 31, 2015

You may have perfectly legitimate reasons for applying for credit, but to lenders, having too many hard inquiries on your record sends up a red flag that you may be having trouble meeting your obligations.

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Will textured paints be the next big thing in car customization? - Published: March 31, 2015

When it comes to paint, a mirror-like smooth finish is traditionally as good as it gets. Yet the rise of interest in matte paint finishes has convinced Peugeot to throw that notion out the window.

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Which states have the most diesel vehicles? New data gives results - Published: March 31, 2015

Data provided by IHS Automotive to the Diesel Technology Forum indicates that sales of diesel cars and SUVs rose 13.5 percent last year over 2013.

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New York Auto Show: A preview of cars being revealed this week - Published: March 30, 2015

Though the public days don’t open until Friday, April 3, and media days don’t start until Wednesday, news is already leaking out of the Big Apple with photos of this week’s big reveals.

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Real video shows distracted teen drivers moments before things go wrong - Published: March 30, 2015

Distracted driving happens most frequently with inexperienced drivers -- especially teenagers, who have the highest crash rate of any demographic in America.

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GM to forge ahead with electric, plug-in hybrid, other electrified vehicles - Published: March 30, 2015

The GM battery czar explained that the company's current strategy--which ranges from start-stop-equipped "microhybrids" to all-electric cars--is a response to those standards.

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BMW celebrates three millionth vehicle in Spartanburg, status as largest U.S. auto exporter - Published: March 30, 2015

The figure is by value—$9.2 billion for those keeping score—not volume, and the German company has no plans to slow down its North American production.

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2015 Ford Edge: Midsize crossover packed with technology gets even better [First Look] - Published: March 27, 2015

From the new tech features to overall comfort, I think the 2015 Edge totally hits the mark. The previous generation Edge consistently sold 10,000 units per month, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this new iteration raises that bar.

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U.S. driving surges, but gas consumption hits 30-year low: This fuel economy thing may be working - Published: March 27, 2015

So, on the one hand, Americans are driving more, but on the other, we're making do with fewer cars and less gas. How is that possible?

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Mercedes-Benz planning pickup? - Published: March 27, 2015

The automaker’s commercial vehicles unit has released a statement that a Mercedes-badged pickup truck will be launched by the end of the decade as a means to further boost global growth.

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