Autobytel - A leader in online automotive commerce. Whether buying or selling a vehicle, shopping for insurance or virtually any auto-related product, Autobytel.com offers a comprehensive and positive consumer experience.
Automotive - Find new cars and used cars, buy or sell your car in auto classifieds, compare new and used car prices and values, or get auto financing and loans.
AutoTrader - Large selection of used vehicles; comprehensive selection of buying and selling tips, car reviews, vehicle pricing and safety information; help with finance, insurance, warranty programs.
Autobytel - An online leader offering consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and providing consumers with the information they need to purchase new and used cars.
AutoWorld - Free invoice pricing on a new car, calculators, guides and help. Find a car, find a dealer, find insurance.
Car Search - New cars, car insurance, used cars, new cars, new trucks, automotive classifieds new car prices and new car reviews.
Car Stuff: Car Sales and Buyer's Guides - Links to new car dealers, used car dealers, car dealer locators, automobile dealers, auto dealers, auto malls, car buyer guides, car buyer services, car dealer inventory search, automotive buyer guides, automotive buyer services, car dealer malls, car classified ads.
Car Talk - A weekly automotive show on 450 National Public Radio stations.
CARFAX - CARFAX Vehicle History Reports reveal important background information and unearth hidden problems in a vehicle's past that may affect its safety and resale value. Examples: totaled in an accident/salvaged, flood damage, odometer rollbacks, lemon histories, junked titles, state emissions inspection results, lien activity, and/or vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.).
Carinfo - Car Information provided by consumer advocate and auto expert Mark Eskeldson, author of What Car Dealers Don't Want You to Know.
Carlist - Get a new car price quote, car insurance, auto financing and extended warranties. Look for a used car.Locate a carclub from around the world or list your carclub for free.
Cars - New and used car pricing, reviews and buying information.
Carsdirect - A leading direct online provider of new automobiles and related products and services, including loan and lease financing and extended warranties. Enables consumers to research, price, configure, order, purchase and finance a new vehicle online.
Carwow - A UK platform for buying new cars from franchise dealers. It uses the reverse marketplace model to remove the need for buyers to negotiate with car sellers - users choose the car they would like to buy, along with the various specifications and features, then receive offers direct from dealers.[
City CarShare - Car sharing program where members can use cars at locations throughout San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, without having to own the car.
Classic Driver - A leading international marketplace and magazine for classic and performance cars and the associated lifestyle.
Edmunds - Edmunds car buying guide lists new car prices, used car prices, car comparisons, car buying advice, car ratings, car values, auto leasing.
EVCARCO - Automotive retail group dedicated to deploying a coast-to-coast network of eco-friendly dealerships and vehicles.
GM BuyPower - The GM BuyPower manager is your special contact at the dealership, trained and certified to help you complete the purchase of your car or truck quickly, with no hassle. Once you've located the vehicle you want, send a message to the GM BuyPower manager at that dealership to request the best price, schedule a test drive, discuss trade-in, even personal delivery to your home or office. They'll respond quickly, within 24 hours, guaranteed.
Kit Car Links - This site has more than 200 links to kit car manufacturers across the globe - and hundreds more for clubs, parts suppliers, dealers and enthusiasts' homepages.
Leaseguide - Consumer car leasing information and resources.
Manheim Auctions - The largest, highest volume wholesale automobile auction company in the world. Currently, Manheim has over 60 auction locations in the USA and Canada, nine auctions in the United Kingdom and a new location in Puerto Rico. Last year, Manheim handled more than 5.2 million vehicles.
MSN Autos - Research prices, reviews, trade-in values. Buy new or used cars. Loans, leases, insurance.
Spride Share - "A new way to unlock the value of your car. Instead of being idle 90% of the time, we make it possible for your friends, family, and neighbors to use your car for a fee."
Symbolic Motor Car Company - Classic and competition automobiles, new and contemporary luxury and performance automobiles for sale.
Trader Online - The the world's largest used vehicle classifieds service on the Internet. Collector cars, used RV's, automobiles, SUVs, pickups, trucks, used aircraft, motorcycles, heavy equipment. Also, equipment, collectibles, and classified ads.
TrueCar - Publishes new car transaction data. TrueCar.com price reports help both dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by providing an accurate, comprehensive and simple understanding of what others actually paid for the identically equipped new car over the last 30 days both locally and nationally.
Mobileye - An n Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation. Also see Wikipedia.
Tesla - Starting October 2016, all Tesla cars are built with the necessary hardware to allow full self-driving capability at a safety level (SAE Level 5). The hardware includes eight surround cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors, in addition to the forward-facing radar. See Wikipedia.
Waymo - Self-driving technology company under Alphabet Inc. The company began in 2009 as a project under Google. In 2015 the project completed its first driverless ride on public roads, giving a ride to a sole blind man in Austin, Texas. Also see Wikipedia.
Automobile Repair / Maintenance
Repair Manuals and Books
Chilton Repair Manuals - Chilton manuals include a wealth of information about the maintenance and repair of your specific vehicle's make and model.
Factory Automanuals - Factory original manuals and literature with materials dating back to pre-WWII. American and foreign.
Haynes Publishing - All Haynes manuals explain how to carry out routine maintenance, restoration and servicing of cars and motorcycles, and are aimed primarily at the do-it-yourselfer. Every manual is based on a teardown and rebuild of the specific vehicle. Hundreds of photographs are taken to accompany step-by-step instructions written from actual experience.
Parts Avenue - Find auto parts, repair manuals, get the latest news, discuss repair questions, and buy and sell parts.
OnStar - A package of services providing personal assistance for travelers. An OnStar service plan helps with daily conveniences including hotel or restaurant reservations, ATM locations, emergency services, driving directions, remote diagnostics, stolen vehicle tracking, personal calling, accident assistance.
Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy explains how hybrid vehicles work and how the hybrid car testing is done to determine miles driven, fuel economy, operations and maintenance requirements, operating costs, life-cycle costs and any unique driving issues.
Alternate and Advanced Fuels - Use this site to locate federal and state tax incentives for hybrid and electric cars, which are used to help encourage the alternative fuels market.
Electric Drive Transportation Association - Information, news and events representing the interest of those involved in the development, production and use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric cars' technologies.
Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas (EVAA) - Industry association working to advance electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure through policy, information and market development initiatives in the U.S., and to serve as the Americas' representative to the World Electric Vehicle Association.
Fuel Cell Today - Most current and comprehensive site on information and events related to fuel cell technology.
Fuel Economy.gov (Department of Energy) - Fuel economy, gas mileage tips, find and compare cars, advanced technology (flex-fuel technology, bi-fuel and CNG technology, ICE technologies, Hybrid vehicle technology, EV technology, PNGV, fuels cells, aerodynamic design). Also see Find a Car.
Green Car Group - Produces the monthly Green Car Journal and initiates political awareness for environmentally-friendly transportation.
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers - A coalition of 13 car and light truck manufacturers, representing BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Fiat Auto S.p.A, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Isuzu Motors America, Inc., Mazda North American Operations, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of American, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Inc., and Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.
Auto Central - Cutting-edge technical information about the automotive design and production industry.
Auto Channel - Auto research library for new car, new car reviews and truck buyers, consumer reports, auto enthusiasts and the industry. Accurate car and truck specifications, prices, and comparision tools. Includes the latest automotive news and motorsports news, and video of auto events.
Automobile Club of Southern California Collection, 1892-1963 - Provides documentation on the region's transportation history from the auto club's corporate archives. The Digital Archive includes: a selection of about 100 historic strip maps, illustrating the development of major Southern California routes; nearly 500 photographs from the general photograph collection, depicting buildings, businesses, streets, and points of interest; and about 650 photographs from engineering notebooks along with searchable transcriptions of the engineers' notes documenting the conditions of streets, highways, bridges, railroads.
Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) - A a globally recognized organization founded managers from DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The purpose: To provide an open forum where members cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that enhance the prosperity of the automotive industry. AIAG members play a unique role in the development of new technologies and the standards that govern their usage.
Autonomous Car - An autonomous car, also known as a robotic car, or informally as driverless or self-driving, is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Robotic cars exist mainly as prototypes and demonstration systems, but are likely to become more widespread in the near future. - Wikipedia
CalCars - A Palo Alto-based nonprofit startup of entrepreneurs, engineers, environmentalists and consumers promoting 100+MPG plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) - California's DMV registers vehicles in California and licenses their drivers, records ownership (certificate of title) of vehicles, maintains driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed drivers, registers and records ownership of vessels, licenses and regulates vehicle manufacturers, transporters, dealers, distributors, vehicle salespeople, and dismantlers, and investigates consumer complaints.
Car and Driver Online - Automotive news, auto shows, product reviews, "best of" comparisions, buyer's guide, automotive glossary.
Car Stuff - Comprehensive source of automotive links:
Auto Shows - Automobile shows, car shows, auto exhibits, automotive trade shows, regional auto shows, national auto shows, international auto shows, motor shows, and auto expos.
Car Associations - Car associations, automotive associations, automotive aftermarket associations, auto service associations, automotive service associations, car manufacturers associations, automotive trade associations, racing associations, automotive safety associations.
Car Clubs - Car clubs, automobile clubs, car enthusiast groups, antique car clubs, muscle car clubs, old car clubs, 50's car clubs, automotive society, automotive associations.
Car Enthusiast Stuff - Car enthusiasts, car information, car data, car ideas, automobile enthusiasts, automotive information.
Car Museums - Car museums, automotive museums, car history, auto history, automotive history, car racing museums.
Car Racing - Car races, car racing, car racing organizations, car race tracks, car racing teams, car racing sponsors, auto races, auto racing, automobile races, race cars.
Car Sales & Buyers Guides - New car dealers, used car dealers, car dealer locators, automobile dealers, auto malls, car buyer guides, car buyer services, car dealer inventory search, automotive buyer guides, automotive buyer services, car dealer malls, car classified ads.
Electric & Alternate Fuels - Electric cars, solar powered cars, alternate fuel vehicles, electric automobiles, electric autos, alternate fuel cars.
Government Links - Car regulations, car emissions regulations, car safety regulations, car fuel economy regulations, car speed limits, automotive regulations.
Magazines & Publications - Car magazines, car publications, car books, hotrod magazines, automobile magazines, car enthusiast magazines.
Parts & Accessories - Car parts, car accessories, auto parts, auto accessories, automotive parts, automotive accessories, automotive aftermarket.
Tools & Equipment - Lifts, engine analyzers, handheld testers, engine scopes, emissions testing, performance testers, electroplating, windshield repair, battery charger, power converter, automotive tools, automotive equipment, service tools, service equipment.
Car Talk - Website of Car Talk, starring Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack The Tappet Brothers), a weekly automotive show on 450 National Public Radio stations. The site provides Advice, Cars for Sale, New Model Reports, News, and more.
Car Trackers - Promotes consumer-friendly automobile buying practices and buyer education. Provides tips, strategies, and detailed information needed to understand the automobile sales world online and off.
Carfax - A one-stop source of vehicle history information for buyers and sellers of used cars. Using the 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) found on the dashboard and title document of every vehicle in the U.S., Carfax can generate a detailed history report or "background check" on virtually any used car or truck in seconds.
CNW Marketing Research - CNW publishes leasing information, new and used vehicle industry reference guides and study summaries, a monthly Retail Automotive Summary of sales and trends, and CNW Marketing Research's Data Center, a popular online source of consumer-related automotive information.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) - First enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1975, the purpose of CAFE is to reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. Regulating CAFE is the responsibility of two federal agencies: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NHTSA sets fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.; EPA calculates the average fuel economy for each manufacturer. This site contains an immense amount of information about the CAFE program, including a program overview, related rulemaking activities, research, fleet characteristics and summaries of manufacturers' fuel economy performance since 1978.
Department of Motor Vehicles Guide (DMV.org) - Guide to ordering driving records and finding forms for vehicle registration, bills of sale, and titles of transfer. Information on obtaining motor vehicle reports, driver's licenses, ID cards, vehicle history reports, commercial licenses and commercial vehicle permits. Traffic schools, driver's ed courses, and practice tests are also provided.
Edmunds - Provides clear, timely, accurate and unbiased information needed to make informed automotive purchase and ownership decisions.
eVgo - A dedicated ecosystem of home electric vehicle charging docks and network charging stations united by affordable, set-rate charging plans from energy industry leader NRG.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - FHWA carries out the Federal highway programs in partnership with the State and local agencies to meet the Nation's transportation needs. It works cooperatively with governmental agencies, industry, and research community partners to research, develop, test, and implement the latest proven technological advancements including intelligent transportation systems. Also see Policy Information page.
Find a SmartWay Vehicle - Cars and trucks awarded EPA's SmartWay certification emit less greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-forming tailpipe emissions than other vehicles.
Lemon Law America - Resource for consumers with defective vehicles or products. Familiarizes you with the lemon statutes in your state and offers tips on how to proceed if you think you've got a lemon.
Money.com: Autos - Car cost finder, car buyer guides, car buyer news and resources.
Motor Intelligence - Custom automotive statistical data, market intelligence and analysis to the OEMs, Wall Street analysts and financial institutions. Autodata specializes in on-line electronic delivery of custom management reports, data and proprietary analysis in a near-real time environment. Autodata is the primary outsource supplier of on-going confidential market analysis to major brands. Autodata also serves as an information resource for the international media including print, wire service and broadcast journalists.
Move America Beyond Oil - It's time to break the chain - the chain of America's dependence on oil. How? By building better, cleaner, and more efficient cars, right here in America - cars that save energy, cost less to operate, protect the American economy, drastically cut down on smog and global warming pollution, and promote America's energy security.
NADA Guides - The company has become the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, RVs and manufactured homes. NADAguides provides in-depth shopping and research tools in addition to the most market-reflective pricing available.
National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) - A not-for-profit organization that receives support from approximately 1,000 property/casualty insurance companies. The NICB partners with insurers and law enforcement agencies to facilitate the identification, detection and prosecution of insurance criminals. Information on vehicle theft and vehicular insurance fraud.
NRG - NRG EnergyServices provides a wide range of cost-competitive operating and mainrenance services, from component repair to total O&M services, for power generation and industrial customer. Its eVgo network created the nation's first comprehensive, privately funded electric vehicle infrastructure of home charging stations and public fast charging stations, ensuring that EV drivers have complete confidence they will never run out of power on the go.
Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System - Intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering, education, or enforcement treatments to improve pedestrian safety and/or mobility based on user input about a specific location.
Argo AI - An artificial intelligence company, based in Pittsburgh and established to tackle one of the most challenging applications in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence: self-driving vehicles.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
TerraPass - Each year, the average car emits about 10,000 lbs (three times its weight!) in carbon dioxide pollution - a leading cause of global warming. Buy a TerraPass. TerraPass funds clean energy projects that reduce industrial carbon dioxide emissions. Your TerraPass is third-party certified to reduce the equivalent of your car's carbon dioxide pollution.
Transportation.gov - The U.S. federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety - An alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer. Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries.
Center for Auto Safety (CAS) - Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the CAS in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country.
Child Car Safety - Child car safety is simple. It starts with correctly fitting child car restraints or booster seats and making sure your child always uses them. It also involves keeping children cool in the car on hot days and never leaving children unattended in cars.
Complete Road Safety Overview - Global issues, safety laws, new road safety measures, car safety technology, car safety for kids, teenage drivers, and more.
Crash Testing and Highway Safety - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular, and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses.
Crashtest - An introduction to auto safety and crash-testing agencies and resources.
Driver Knowledge - Driver license information. Find your states license information guides on this site and the vital information you need to get your license. These guides were designed to help not only the person getting the license but also parents and instructors. Also see:
Friedman Research Corporation - Conducts vehicle design and occupant protection research, with the vision of supporting manufacturers and suppliers by applying the results of real-world injury investigation, advanced crashworthiness and vehicle handling research to the development of new products and design approaches.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHS-HLDI) - Aan independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses - deaths, injuries, and property damage - from crashes on the nation's highways. The Highway Loss Data Institute shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model. Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers.
Mature Driver Laws - More and more Americans are outliving their ability to drive safely. As a result of impairments in three functions that are important for driving - vision, cognition and motor function - older drivers have a higher crash risk than middle aged adults. To address this issue, 33 states and the District of Colubia have have enacted laws that contain specific licensing requirements for older drivers.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - U.S. agency responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs. Site includes:
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.