Archive for the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Category

Drive Conscientiously And Cut Back On Your Gas Expenses

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Gas prices are continuously rising and are projected to stay at high levels throughout the rest of the year and the next. Vehicles owners are diligently looking for ways to save on gas. Some even opt not use their cars as often as they did before and just take on public transport such as trains, buses or they just carpool.
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Cost Savings And Auto Maintenance: Cutting Back On Fuel Consumption

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Current inflation rates especially on gas prices are making more and more people start to search for ways to cut back on their gas consumption. Many are trying ways to cope such as commuting and doing car pools. Definitely it could be efficient to save if using your car is not really necessary. However, there are just situations that using your car cannot be avoided. Magazine, current news and even online, you’d find numerous advise on how to beat oil price hikes. How can we know if these are true or not?

Here are a number of more reliable tips on conserving fuel and improving your vehicles mileage and over all engine ability.

1. Don’t drive too fast. Abide by speed limits posted on the streets. Though this might not be very exciting, there is sense behind it. Driving a little too fast makes your fuel burn faster too. Following speed limits not only keep you safe from accidents, they help you save on fuel too.

2. Use the cruise control tool to efficiently keep a constant speed and aid you in decreasing fuel usage.

3. Turn on the o/d icon on your dashboard when you’re on a highway. These are overdrive gears that can help improve the way your car consumes the fuel.

4. Know and be aware of traffic situations. Your car’s gas consumption lowers by 5-10 percent when you brake and accelerate too frequently while tailgating.

5. Free up your trunk space, carrying the weight of unneeded items is like having another person riding with you without splitting the gas cost.

6. Turn of the engine whenever possible, even if you are just waiting. You safe on fuel, and you contribute less to air pollution.

7. Schedule your errands so you won’t have to go back and forth the same store or area for forgotten trips or items.

8. Know your cars correct octane level. Different cars vary in octane level requirements. The higher the octane, the more expensive the fuel becomes.

9. Cars with poor engine condition will consumer 20 percent more fuel than that of more efficient ones. Have your car checked and repaired at service stations.

10. Get your car wheels aligned and checked for the right inflation.

11. Change your oil as much as possible. Oil changes are very important to keep engines clean and work efficiently.

12. Pollutants not only affect us humans. These can also damage the integral engine components. Keep your car filters clean and change them regularly.

13. Older cars are less efficient. Depending on the kind that you need, get a fuel efficient automobile.

And finally, you can also get yourself a gas card. These can be very helpful, whether prepaid or a gas credit card. It is bound to assist you in your search for ways on cutting back on fuel costs. Different cards offer rebates, cash backs, discounts on auto parts or services, plus points for purchases at gas station convenience stores and a lot more.

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Ethanol In The United States

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Ethanol is derived from plant starch turned into sugar, a process that involves fermentation and distillation. And in the United States, it is referred as grain alcohol because it is derived from corn. Other sources of this type of ethanol are sugar beets, sugar cane, barley, wheat, and vegetable compost. (more…)

Automotive Future – What You Might Not Know About Ethanol

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

With the introduction of ethanol as an alternative fuel source for vehicles, there have bee rising hopes that the vehicle industry will see an end in the gas price hikes and the increasing concern for environmental damage car emissions bring. However, it is unfortunately untrue and most of us do not even realize it. For one, ethanol production will not lower gas prices; it is just one way of decreasing the dependence we have on the valuable oil OPEC controls.
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Sure Way To Get Better Mileage

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Every vehicle owner is suffering from angst, given the escalating fuel price; the crunch allows these people to look for gas-saving alternatives that can free them from the trouble. There are those who just gave up their large vehicles and settled with a smaller automobile that uses less gas. But, if your job requires you to have a big SUV, it makes no sense to trade your vehicle into a small fuel-efficient car. Also, if you drive a truck or a bus for work, then you would not have the option to change your vehicle.
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Fuel Efficiency Facts You Need To Know Now

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Fuel efficiency is one of the most important vehicle related characteristic that a driver should worry about.  With the oil prices predicted to stay up in the following year, vehicle owners who previously took for granted small percentages of saving fuel economy can effect should now get to understand these concepts better.
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Automotive Maintenance And Saving – How To Save On Fuel Consumption

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

With the rising prices of fuel in the world market, it is inevitable that people start becoming aware of the need to save on their gas consumption.  People are scrambling to learn the ropes of commuting since it might be more cost efficient, while some are organizing car pools. This is also why there have been so much advise floating around about how to beat the oil price hike, some of them true, some not.
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Improve Your Gas Mileage with Gas Cards

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Improving your gas mileage is a great thing to do, even if fuel prices are low. A lot of people are looking for ways to improve gas mileage because prices are at a record high of $4 a gallon. This is a great reason to improve your mileage. There are lots of others as well. Improving your mileage also helps improve the lifetime of your car and ensures that your investment stays a good one for years to come.
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Shell Gas Cards, What You Need to Know

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

With gas at 4$ a gallon, we’re all looking for a great deal that can help us save money. If you’re looking for the perfect gas card, why not get one that provides you with solid benefits and great rewards? Why not get a card from a station that you go to every single time you need to fill up that empty tank?

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Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Monday, July 7th, 2008

If you’re looking around for a new or second hand car that can give you the best mileage, here’s a list that can help you find the top 10 most efficient cars when it comes to MPG and fuel use. I’ve separated it into categories: import, home-grown and I’ve even found a few SUVs that are more fuel efficient than most if you can’t give up the feel of a big, beautiful car.

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