Ideally, a new poll says, we'd trade in our cars every two years, in search of the latest technology. The reality, though, is that we're keeping them longer than ever -- an average of more than 11 years.
It costs far, far more than you think to own a car. Most people just think of purchase price and gas, but don't forget all the hidden costs. A new AAA report crunches the numbers.
What causes potholes? Which states have the biggest? And do I have any recourse if my car gets damaged? Good luck with that last one. Everything you've ever wanted to know about potholes, this way.
If Sakti3's thin-film solid state batteries live up to their promise, then electric vehicles are about to change very dramatically, very quickly.
So what do insurance scofflaws lie about? Pretty much everything, from their driving record to the people (including teenagers) who will actually drive the car. Officially, cars left out on the street are officially tucked away in a locked garage.
The number of fatalities fell by nearly nine percent in the first half of 2013, but that's still nearly 2,000 deaths. A combination of smart urban design and safety-conscious cars could bring that number to zero.
Elon Musk is betting big (up to $5 billion) on a gigantic battery plant. It definitely makes sense in the short term, but will lithium-ion eventually be replaced with hugely efficient solid-state technology? Whatever Tesla builds should be ready for a retrofit.
Women and minorities sometimes pay higher interest rates for car loans, and the federal consumer agency wants auto loan companies to change their ways. But it was only a recommendation (auto dealers are powerful) and the biggest lender just said, "No, thanks."