Latest Automotive News

This section of Torque News provides the latest auto news and updates from the car manufacturers. Every day number of news stories and editorials are published here that give our readers an overview of what is happening in the automotive industry. Read this section daily to find out about new cars, vehicle reviews and car pictures. Torque News is an automotive news website by Hareyan Publishing, LLC, dedicated to covering the latest news, reviews and opinions about the car industry.
Prius transaxle fluid can reveal a lot about a car's health

How to Inspect The Transmission Fluid on a Used Prius

Looking to buy an older model used Prius, but not sure how to inspect the transaxle fluid to see what kind of problems may be lurking in the purchase? Here’s an informative video by a popular Toyota Maintenance channel that demonstrates where to find the transaxle drain and filler plugs and what the color in the transmission fluid could look like after 176,000 miles, telling you something about the car’s history.
The most important point to stick to when negotiating a new car purchase price.

Consumer Reports Recommends This Important Negotiation Point to Focus On When Buying a New Car

Time to buy a new car, but dreading dealing with a car salesman? You are not alone. However, once you’ve learned how to keep the conversation focused on this singular important negotiation point with a salesman, you can expect to walk away with a good---if not great---deal on a new car.
Changing your oil and filter is still a DIY car maintenance skill you can learn to do.

Avoid Lube Center Scams With This Mechanic’s Step by Step DIY Oil and Filter Change Demo

Are you under the impression that many cars are too complicated for the owner to do any maintenance of their own? Would you like to avoid lube center scams? Here is your chance to learn not just good, but great technique as this popular YouTube channel mechanic demonstrates how easy it can be to change the oil and filter on your car.
SUV Buy and Don't Buy Advice From Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Car Analysts Recommend What Popular Midsized SUVs to Avoid and Which to Buy Instead

Here’s a summary of the latest midsized SUV’s that despite their perceived popularity, should be avoided according to Consumer Reports’ car experts who offer these better choices including two under-the-radar gems they’ve found.
Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Patent Reveals Cybertruck Design Inspiration And Inventors, Elon Musk’s Name Notably Absent

Tesla has been granted a patent for the Cybertruck's design. In the patent application are included reference designs that closely resemble the Cybertruck. Tesla also names several employees as designers but there is no mention of Elon Musk.
Checking brake pad wear is something many car owners can do.

Common Brake Repair Scam in Major Name Tire Centers

Here’s a common brake repair scam that everyone who has ever owned a car long enough to need a tire change can probably attest to having been approached with at least one time or another. Watch this must-see video of a popular Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel where the mechanic shows and tells what goes on in many major name tire centers.
Elon Musk

Elon Musk: One of the Most Valuable Things In the History of Civilization

Tesla had its earnings report for Q2, 2021 yesterday and it crushed expectations. During the earnings call, Elon Musk said something that I think most people probably glossed over. And it was related to autonomous driving and robotaxis. Let's see what this is and what the implications are.
The true value of a car is not on the sticker of a vehicle's window.

New Car MSRP Window Sticker Scam Car Buyers Need to Understand

Looking at buying a new car and want to go over the MSRP window stickers before talking to a car salesperson? Chances are good that’s just exactly what a predatory salesperson wants you to do. Here’s a car window MSRP sticker scam that car buyers need to understand that could be tricking the unsuspecting buyer regarding the actual value of a new car.
Ford Ion Park

Ford F-150 Lightning Could Have Even More Range Than Expected Now And In The Future

New information indicates range nearing 500 miles for F-150 Lightning, without load. Ford could be on the verge of increasing range of EV F-150 as they announce Ford Ion Park, a new global battery center. Ion Park is Ford’s equivalent to Tesla’s Gigafactory. Range extending-technology at the forefront of innovative Ion Park.
Leased cars have gained unexpected equity today

Consumer Reports Car Experts Recommend When Buying Your Leased Car Is The Right Choice For You

While buying your leased car is usually not very beneficial financially, there are the right times and conditions to do so---according to Consumer Reports car experts. Here’s how some car leasers actually made some significant money back by deciding to buy their leased vehicle after the lease ended due to a specific point in the contract when they first signed their lease.
Tesla Reports Earnings Q2, 2021

Tesla Reports Q2, 2021 Earnings. EPS: $1.02 GAAP; $1.45 NON-GAAP

We have breaking news of Tesla reporting on its Q2, 2021 earnings - beating expectations. GAAP earnings came in at $1.02 and NON-GAAP earnings came in at $1.45, which included a $23 million Bitcoin (one-time) impairment charge. Revenue was at $11.958 Billion -vs- $11.3 Billion expected. Let's dive into Tesla's earnings more.

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