Americans are pumping the brakes on home remodeling, and that might spell bad news for Home Depot and Lowe’s (LOW, HD)

Joe Raedle / Getty Images Home Depot and Lowe’s may be facing a decline in the home-improvement boom that has boosted sales over the last several years.   Remodeling expenditures in the United States are set to rise over the course of 2019 — but the rate of growth is expected to decline between quarters. A […]

Let It Bleed: General Motors Recall Targets ZF Brakes

General Motors has recalled over 210,000 late-model sedans and crossovers in the U.S. and over 19,000 north of the border after discovering the potential for a braking issue. The automaker blames the issue on rear brake calipers supplied by ZF, which can also be found on vehicles built by Volkswagen, BMW, and Audi. It all […]

Put brakes on car hire charges

The biggest hazard is the car hire excess waiver, which can almost double the cost of your rental, new research shows. You could blow a gasket when you discover how much your car is really costing you. EXCESS CHARGE If you have a knock or a scrape in your hire car you will have […]

Emergency brakes were disabled by Uber’s self-driving software, NTSB says

Enlarge / An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the fatal March crash of an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. It paints a damning picture of Uber’s self-driving technology. The report confirms that the sensors on the […]

WATCH: Bad driver brakes on busy motorway after missing exit – causing THIS to happen

A viral video has captured the moment a bad driver causes huge problems on a busy motorway. Filmed in China, a white car quickly brakes on a two-lane road, appearing to have missed the exit. They stop in the middle of the two lanes, despite a lorry speeding behind it. Oblivious to this, they stay […]

Porsche Creates Video to Explain Why Brakes Squeal (and Why It Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Something Is Wrong)

– Squealing brakes are as annoying when riding a city bus as they are when driving a sports car. But Porsche’s engineers want you to know that you shouldn’t worry, even if it is grating. – The German company has produced a short yet fairly thorough video on the subject, presumably so dealerships can send or show it to customers […]

Ford’s 2019 Ranger unveiled with automatic emergency brakes

After a few years away (at least in the US) Ford’s midsize truck, the Ranger, will return for the 2019 model year. Just unveiled ahead of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s one of two new models that Ford is releasing that includes automatic emergency braking. Other driver assists like lane […]

2019 Mustang GT500: Forum offers clues about engine, brakes

Seems like there’s an intriguing leak per day over at the Mustang6G forum, which on Monday had posted a photo that seemed to pretty much cinch the existence of a 2018 Bullitt Mustang. Now, the forum has posted what it says are Ford documents and pictures that seem to confirm a supercharged 5.2-liter engine is […]

Bosch's new brakes last longer, keep wheels clean and reduce emissions

When you think automobiles and emissions, you generally think internal combustion engines. Gasoline, diesel and smog-choked cities. While exhaust fumes make up the bulk of particulate emissions, brakes and tires are also significant contributors, with brake dust being a huge offender. Reducing brake dust could have a significant effect on a vehicle’s overall impact on […]