Winter can be an exhausting time of the year depending on where one lives, with even the shortest automotive excursions being fraught with peril from ice and snow. Warmer months and southern climates don’t fare much better with rain-soaked roads and the occasional mudslide inflicting their o…

Winter can be an exhausting time of the year depending on where one lives, with even the shortest automotive excursions being fraught with peril from ice and snow. Warmer months and southern climates don’t fare much better with rain-soaked roads and the occasional mudslide inflicting their o…

Q: I was born in 1947 and lived through the whole “Woodie” era. I knew people who had them, and they were considered special, like a Lexus or Land Rover might be today. But I have always wondered if that was real wood. Was it? — Ronald

In spring 2013, dentist Joseph Carastro dropped a letter to Purely Porsche magazine noting that he had spent a year -- including mail to the carmaker's chief executive -- "lobbying for the development" of a specialized 991 Carrera geared to motoring purists.

Q My wife and I are at odds over what vehicle to get our 16-year-old daughter. I am currently driving a 10-year-old Mercedes-Benz E350 with 81,000 miles and am interested in moving up to possibly Tesla’s model S. I love the E350 and have maintained it faithfully, and think it would be a good…

Q: Five years ago, I bought a 2012 Volvo S60 demo with only 4,000 miles on it. It has been a great car and now has just 58,000 miles on it. But over the past few months, the car has developed a loud clunking sound and slight jerking of the car when I go from park to drive, or park to reverse…

Despite consensus that today’s new cars are engineered and built better than at any point in motoring history, the AAA in Orlando reports that a record-breaking 32 million U.S. drivers required roadside assistance in 2016 (the most recent numbers available).

Q. This is not a car question as much as it is a husband question. My husband insists that it's safe to drive, even on highways at highway speed, with just one index finger curled around the steering wheel. Driving with him can be positively scary. Can you please set him straight? Thank you!

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who became one of the auto industry's most powerful executives by engineering a turnaround at the Japanese manufacturer, was arrested Monday and will be fired for allegedly underreporting his income and misusing company funds, the carmaker said.

Supercars grace the garages of movie stars, hip-hop artists, sports personalities and Wall Street investment bankers, who can dole out $80,000 to half a million dollars or so for one model and take a keen interest in ultra posh or race car-like vehicles whether for the ego trip, hobby or lov…

Q. The automatic transmission in my 2018 Honda Civic hatchback doesn't slow me down if I shift down to second gear. I want to use it for going down hills, but it doesn't seem to hold the speed down like my old '05 Civic did. Is the new transmission not made to do that?