For pump prices is this the calm before the storm?

(June 1, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — A dip in gasoline demand provided drivers with a bit of stability at the pump, as the national average for a gallon rose less than three cents over the past week to reach $4.62. But this respite could be brief. Crude oil has moved above $115 a barrel due to fears of further global supply constraints caused by a European Union (EU) ban on Russian oil exports.

Toyota offers six tips for avoiding pesky pothole damage

(May 31, 2022) Summer is upon us, but there are still many annoying potholes created during the winter left unfilled by street crews on some of the most frequented roads. And unfortunately, these divots in the asphalt can wreak havoc on your vehicle. While they might not seem like a huge issue, potholes can cause costly damage to tire
s, suspensions and other vehicle parts. A report from AAA indicates that drivers in the U.S. spend an average of $3 billion on pothole damage repairs each year.

2022 BMW X4 xDrive30i — Stunning good looks, exciting to drive

By Jim Prueter

(May 30, 2022) Back in 2008 BMW gave birth to an odd-looking vehicle that was the seemingly the offspring of its parents the X5 SUV and the upscale 6-Series Coupe resulting in the X6 Sports Activity Coupe, or SUV or something like that. The X6 is still around even though its sales have never really amounted to much. Still, BMW doubled down on the concept and in 2014 launched a smaller baby version of the X6 called the X4 that was importantly less expensive.

Edmunds offers tips for car shopping this weekend

(May 27, 2022) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Consumers looking to purchase a vehicle this Memorial Day weekend need to plan ahead and shake up their shopping habits to maximize savings, according to the car shopping experts at Edmunds. Edmunds analysts note that a growing number of consumers are being forced into the used car market compared to years past as a result of supply constraints and elevated prices for new vehicles.

Cadillac CT5 Blackwing takes V-Series tradition to new heights

By Paul Borden

(May 27, 2022) One sentence you rarely, if ever, used to come across while reading a Cadillac review: “This is a fun car to drive.” Luxurious? Yes. Comfortable?  That, too. Prestigious? Natch. Even “gold standard of domestic luxury” fit big, precocious Cadillac vehicles of the past like the DeVille,  Fleetwood, and Eldorado. But fun to drive?

Good Lord! Land Rover's Defender 90 V8

By David Boldt

(May 25, 2022) In the years immediately after World War II, Great Britain was doing less than great. Given its loss of human life, the rubble left by German bombers and rockets, and — not incidentally — the psychological havoc wrought by six years of war, getting back to work was as much emotional salvation as putting food on the table.

BMW, Toyota back on top as most-shopped vehicle brands

(May 24, 2022) ATLANTA — BMW and Toyota returned to their long-held spots as America's most-shopped vehicle brands in their respective segments, after being upended late last year, according to the first quarter 2022 Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch reports.

Gas prices maintain steady climb — National average now $4.59 a gallon

(May 24, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national average for a gallon of gas has not fallen for nearly a month. Gasoline has either remained flat or risen every day since April 24 and has set a new record daily since May 10. That was the day gas eclipsed the previous record high of $4.33, set earlier this year on March 11. The national average for a gallon of gasoline is now $4.59 and all 50 states are above $4 per gallon.

Study finds 70% say summer travel plans affected by high gas prices

(May 23, 2022) BOSTON — GasBuddy has released the results of its annual summer travel survey revealing that even with record high gasoline prices, 58% of Americans intend to road trip this summer, a rise from last summer, when gas prices were nearly $1.50 per gallon lower. While the high prices may not stand in the way of Americans summer travel plans, nearly two-thirds have yet to confirm their plans, with 38% saying that high inflation is leading to difficulty in planning summer trips.

Mercedes dives into EV market in a big way with EQS sedan

By Paul Borden

(May 22, 2022) Mercedes may be late to the party, but it makes a grand entrance to the all-electric vehicle market with the 2022 EQS 580 4MATIC sedan. Spectacular is a word that just doesn’t do it justice. It’s not just a luxurious electric vehicle, it is luxurious vehicle period with a prominent profile and opulent interior. You can even get pillows for the  headrests!