Why The 2011 Chevrolet Volt Encourages The Use Of Gasoline


Green Car Reports 4,904 Views
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt may be an extended-range electric car--or a plug-in hybrid, take your pick--but it's designed to promote the use of gasoline. Well, older gasoline, anyway. In the case of owners who have short daily commutes and plug in their cars regularly to recharge at night, the Volt’s 25-to-40-mile ra...Read more

Don't Mothball Your Old Car--Just Repair It For Less


The Car Connection 997 Views
When consumers are not buying new cars, they're repairing their old ones. Right? Well, not exactly. Some repair shops are reporting that a segment of their customer base is taking one of the family cars out of service entirely. In this way they can avoid the related costs of insurance, registration, fuel, as well as r...Read more

Pep Boys On An Expansion Tear


The Car Connection 938 Views
Turn around is fair play. As recently as January, Pep Boys was rumored to be seeking a suitor in the form of a private equity firm interested in acquiring the auto parts and service company. But now Manny, Moe and Jack are scouting around for acquisitions of their own that might quench their thirst for expansion. The ...Read more

Gas Theft Scams: The Return of Tinfoil and Ladders


The Car Connection 1,722 Views
The tools of the trade are tin foil and a ladder--and the prize is $4-per-gallon gas. It seems to be the return of a scam that struck some years ago, but it has unfortunately returned recently to the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area. The service station dealers’ association in the region has alerted their membersh...Read more

Extended Warranties Could Get Tamed In Missouri


The Car Connection 741 Views
A long overdue bill sitting on the desk of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon would bring the sale of auto service contracts, commonly referred to as extended warranties, under the licensing and oversight jurisdiction of the state’s insurance regulators. The bill was introduced by a lawmaker whose district includes Wen...Read more