Autos
September 24
Dreamstime/TNS

Motormouth: Short trips put a strain on the oil

Q: I have 2001 Lexus RX300 with only 46,000 miles. I bought it new and have kept it in mint condition. In recent years, I…
Autos
September 17

Motormouth: A new glitch in an older car is a reason for concern

Q: I have a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 with 39,000 miles on it. Normally, the voltmeter shows just over 14 volts, but recently, after maybe…
Autos
September 17
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup.  Photos by MARK PHELAN • Detroit Free Press

Don't call the '22 Santa Cruz a pickup

New entry in compact SUV field breaks the rules.
Autos
September 10
A weekly gathering in Birmingham, Mich., attracts auto designers’ favorite examples of their craft.

The cars that the car designers love

Informal Saturday gatherings feature the carmakers' favorite models.
Autos
September 10

Motormouth: Cellphone buzzing is a function of a bad mic

Q: When the phone in my Honda CR-V is connected to Bluetooth and I make a call, it produces a loud buzzing noise that is…
Autos
September 3

Motormouth: When slowing, adaptive system will light brake lamps

Q: With the advent of adaptive cruise control, do the brake lights come on when the system detects a need to slow down, especially when…
Autos
September 3
Some dogs just want to take trips with their head out the window.

The top 10 dog-friendly cars

Some of the vehicles might be surprising.