May new-car sales to pick up the pace, Edmunds predicts

(May 30, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — forecasts that 1,420,937 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in May for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) this month of 15.1 million light vehicles. The projected sales will be a 10.6 percent increase from April 2013 and a 6.5 percent increase from May 2012.

AAA to rescue more than eight million motorists during the summer

(May 29, 2013) ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 31 million Americans kicked off the summer travel season with a road trip Memorial Day weekend, but plans were damped for approximately a quarter of a million motorists that AAA  needed to rescue at the roadside.  AAA expects between the major summer holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day to aid over eight million motorists, and cautions drivers that auto maintenance is key to avoiding summertime travel breakdowns.

Anti-camera ticket website puts consumers in the driver's seat

(May 24, 2013) LOS ANGELES —, a new website for drivers victimized by automated traffic enforcement cameras, is providing motorists with the information required to fight and beat red light and speed camera tickets.

As municipalities the world over search for new ways to increase revenues, one method has raised the motoring public's ire like no other: automated traffic law enforcement camera citations.

May expected to be third straight month of sales over 1 million units

(May 24, 2013) WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Robust new-vehicle retail sales in May are the driving factor of returning total sales above the 15-million unit selling level for the month, according to a monthly sales forecast developed by J.D. Power & Associates' Power Information Network (PIN) and LMC Automotive.

AAA projects Memorial Day auto travel to increase slightly

(May 23, 2013) ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA Travel projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year. 

Is your car ready for summer holiday travel?

(May 22, 2013) BETHESDA, Md. — With the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation season fast approaching, a thorough inspection of your vehicle will give you peace of mind and help make your road journey safer, says the Car Care Council.

Tips offered to those in the market for a used hybrid vehicle

(May 22, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — With a growing volume of new hybrid cars in the automotive market each year, the number of used hybrids available to shoppers will only continue to swell, too. And while the process of buying a used hybrid isn't much different from buying any other used car, says that there are a few special factors that used hybrid shoppers should consider before making a deal.

Audi says, don't be too quick to put Tesla on a pedestal

By Audi of America

(May 20, 2013) Investors, press and a lot of front-runners are enthusing over the progress of Tesla in selling all-electric vehicles, and doing so profitably, when other EV brands are faltering. But some reports are giving Tesla too much credit.

A headline on this week, for instance, said “Tesla sales beating Mercedes, BMW and Audi.”

Best 2013 Total Quality winners may surprise you

(May 19, 2013) SAN DIEGO — Strategic Vision has released the results of its 18th annual Total Quality Index (TQI) study. With new model vehicles like Chrysler's Town & Country, Dodge Dart, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Fusion all being Total Quality winners in their respective segments, it is clear that domestic manufacturers restated their position in some very competitive segments.

Restaurants steeped in history offer dining options rich in history, flavor

(May 16, 2013) ORLANDO, Fla. — As Memorial Day approaches, bringing the start of the summer travel season, many Americans look for ways to connect with our nation's history during getaways and get-togethers. To help travelers enjoy a taste of our colorful beginnings, AAA inspectors gathered their selections for favorite historic restaurants.