Why Our Cars Are Lasting LongerA new study says the average vehicle in the U.S. is a record 11.5 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Automotive. Jazmin Munoz, from Burnsville, bought her 2004 Nissan Altima used three years ago.
Gov't Safety Regulators: Wash Your Cars, MinnesotansThe U.S. Government wants you to wash your car if you live in an area where salt is used to clear the roads of snow and ice. This National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrapped up a five-year investigation into rusting pipes carrying brake fluid in five million older vehicles.
Consumer Reports Releases Top Cars For 2014Consumer Reports released its list of top cars for 2014. Dozens of cars are tested at the Consumer Reports Auto Center and rated on a scale of 0 to 100.
As 2014 Begins, Gas Prices Higher In MinnesotaIn the new year, Minnesota drivers are paying more at the pumps than a year ago. The average price statewide is $3.24 a gallon. That compares to $3.07 this time last year.
Good Question: Do We Really Need Snow Tires?We all know Minnesota winters aren't easy, especially driving through all the ice and snow. This week's weather has reminded some of us it's time to change our tires. But who really needs snow tires? Good Question.
Prices Soaring For High-Tech Car PartsIt's a trend auto body shop owners across the country are seeing right now. Ordinary car parts that used to cost a few dollars to replace can now cost hundreds.
RV, Motor Home Sales On The RiseDon't be surprised if you notice more RV's and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV's are expected to be sold this year.
Edina Police Warn Residents After Spike In Thefts From VehiclesEdina Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after a summer spike in thefts.
Chrysler Recalling Nearly 750,000 VehiclesChrysler is recalling nearly 750,000 cars and minivans in two separate recalls issued this week. The latest involves 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year. Chrysler said the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.
Apple Valley Officer Hurt In 3-Vehicle CrashAuthorities say that an Apple Valley Police officer was involved in a three-car collision that resulted in injuries. According to the city, the crash happened just after noon at 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue.
Classic Cars On Display At Inaugural Concours d'EleganceWith the summer months almost upon us, classic car shows will be scheduled all over the state. And this weekend in Excelsior, 100 vehicles will take center stage with the 10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance.
Twin Cities Auto Show Revs Its Engines AgainAll this week, Minnesotans are getting a look at the latest and greatest in cars, trucks and SUVs. The 40th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show goes through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.