Study finds as gas prices rise so does ridership on public transportation

(May 6, 2011) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRNewswire) — As the price of gasoline pushes toward $4 per gallon, many American motorists think those rising costs ultimately will limit their ability to drive.

In a sign of the times, a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation shows 3 in 5 (63 percent) American drivers think that gas will get so pricey that they won't be able to drive their car as often as they do now. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 (22 percent) are extremely confident this will happen.

Four myths associated with rising fuel costs

(May 5, 2011) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — As gas prices threaten to tick past $4 per gallon, debunks popular gas price myths and offers some reasonable steps every driver can take to ease the pain at the pump in a new report.

"People can't avoid taking note of rising gas prices and that generates a lot of stress, both in thinking about the expense and in considering options to manage the situation," says senior consumer advice editor Phil Reed.

Majority of car shoppers say gas prices influencing vehicle purchase

(May 4, 2011) IRVINE, Calif. (PRNewswire) — Increasing gas prices are changing vehicle consideration criteria, according to a survey by Kelley Blue Book.

According to the latest Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence survey conducted in April the vast majority of car shoppers — 84 percent —  said that gas prices have influenced vehicle considerations, revealing a steady increase in the role fuel prices have played in purchase decisions since January. 

Automaker incentives hit lowest levels since 2005

(May 3, 2011) SANTA MONICA — estimated today that the average True Cost of Incentives (TCI) of automotive manufacturers was $2,118 per new car sold in April 2011, down $250, or 10.6 percent, from March 2011, and down $515, or 19.6 percent, from April 2010.

Edmunds advises car owners how to avoid body shop scams

(May 3, 2011) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Getting a fair deal on auto body work starts with choosing the right shop, according to the latest installment in's "Confessions Series" titled "Confessions from the Auto Body Shop."

"Of every 10 body shops, three of them are unethical and five of them do mediocre work at best," said "Neal," one of three anonymous auto body business veterans who agreed to give an insider's look at some of the shady practices carried out across the industry.