This is a continuation of last week’s article on 7 Ways to Save Money on Gas.
Gas Saving Tip 5. Keep Your Car Tuned
A properly tuned engine maximizes power and can greatly enhance fuel efficiency. Keep your car tuned-up at manufacturer recommended intervals to optimize your miles per gallon. For maximum fuel economy, it's a good idea to change spark plugs and wires on schedule, and also the coil(s) when their effectiveness is breaking down (which can be evidenced by shorting internally). The better your engine runs, the more power it will produce, thereby using less fuel. We can check your coils and spark plugs and let you know if it is time for a change. Read more.
Toyota will be launching it’s new fuel-cell car, the Mirai, in California this month. The sales goals are modest to start; 200-300 will be shipped by the end of this year, with a goal of selling 3,000 in the U.S. by the end of 2017.
I am all for protecting the environment and mother earth, but I am not so sure this is the “right” technology to do it.
Right now, gas prices seem to be going down. we all now, though, that this is probably only a short-term situation, and that sooner or later, gas prices will be climbing again.
Even with gas prices declining the reality is that they are still close to $3 a gallon.. This means that filling the tank is still a hefty purchase. There’s no doubt then, that we can all always use a few techniques for saving on gas. Here are seven ways we can avoid overspending on gas, by working on increasing the fuel mileage and increasing our car's fuel efficiency. Read more.
Just like blood or water to the body, engine oil plays a vital role in your car. Without it, all the parts that make your car go will seize and just stop working all together. Yet, when it comes to routine maintenance, an oil change is one of the most inexpensive services.
Engine oil has 3 important functions in today’s combustion engine:
Lubes. It helps keep engine components working smoothly. It lets metal press against metal without causing damage - for instance, pistons moving up and down cylinders. Without oil, the friction created between two surfaces can generate so much heat that components weld together and the engine seizes. Read More...
Whether gas prices are up or down, squeezing the best mileage possible from a tank of gas seems like a good idea. Saving money to fuel dreams rather than cars; Why not???
Some of the ways to get the most out of that tank of gas include driving efficiently, consistent car maintenance practices, and planning trips efficiently. Let's talk about more tips to squeeze more out of that gas in the tank.
Tip #1: Driving Style
Driving “style” influences fuel consumption. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking) wastes gas. Read More.
It’s absolutely mind-boggling how many people abuse the cars they spent so much time researching and so much hard-earned money acquiring. There are driving habits that can damage your car; causing it to consume too much fuel, accelerating its need for maintenance, and in some cases even resulting in flat out failures. Here's a closer look at some common driving no-nos and the damage they can do to your car and your wallet:
5 MORE BAD DRIVING HABITS THAT ARE HARMFUL TO YOUR CAR
1. Following Too Closely and Braking
Many drivers have a tendency to follow very closely to the car in front of them to avoid having someone cut in. But all that accelerating and sudden stopping is hard on your brakes. Braking creates heat, and can eventually cause warpage in the brake rotor, which will lead to pulsation. That pulsation is hard on the steering components and bearings because they’re constantly vibrating.