Gasoline

Tip: Yes, You Can Use Less Fuel Without Vehicle Downsizing
Tip: Yes, You Can Use Less Fuel Without Vehicle Downsizing

For those who drive a lot, or have a relatively thirsty vehicle, and tend to live paycheck to paycheck, the 40-cent jump in gas prices over the past month could be a pretty big deal. But it doesn't have to be. Just by more following just a few easy-to-remember pieces of advice, it's likely that you...Read More»

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Gas Prices Fueling Price Spike On High-Mileage Hybrids, Small Cars

Gasoline prices are on the rise. And as surely as we can say that more Americans will start putting half-tanks into their cars and complaining loudly about the extra $20 or so a month they'll need to shell out—and schemes like drilling into fuel tanks emerge—let the rush on small cars...Read More»

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Gas Prices Gone Crazy: Thieves Steal Gas By Drilling Into Tanks

Gas prices are rising, and we're all already feeling it at the pump. Political instability abroad and economic instability at home seem to be conspiring to suck our wallets dry as fast as our gas tanks. But now some enterprising thieves are hurrying the process along, drilling into the tanks of...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler X
Jeep Owners Rally For A Recall, But NHTSA Says It's All Internet Hype

Auto recalls are a little like trips to the dentist: time-consuming, frustrating, and even though we know they're food for us, we'd rather avoid them. As such, it's a little unusual to find consumers hankering for a recall, but a growing contingent of Jeep owners are doing just that. The problem...Read More»

Author and commentator Tom Friedman, of The New York Times
NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

Thomas Friedman, an op-ed columnist at The New York Times, often fancies himself an expert on the auto industry. He was a huge Toyota fan, lauding the company as the model for the entire industry, and openly contemptuous of pre-bankruptcy General Motors. He does, however, have interesting ideas...Read More»

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Nielsen: With Gas Prices On The Rise, Consumers Are Driving And Spending Smarter

In the summer of 2008, banks were sinking, gas prices were soaring, and the recession was looming. Two-and-a-half years later, the banks have recovered (mostly), the recession is over (mostly), but gas prices have inched back toward record territory. After a steep price drop in the autumn of 2008...Read More»

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Gas Prices To Climb Before Thanksgiving Travel Time

Gas prices have been remarkably stable through this past summer and into the fall. But it looks like that might be due to change. According to experts, it's likely that pump prices could rise significantly—up to 15 cents per gallon—before the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend. For those...Read More»

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EPA Approves Higher Ethanol Content: What Does It Mean At The Pump?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given limited approval to a plan that will allow normal pump gasoline to contain up to 15 percent ethanol. Retailers are already allowed to sell a blend with ten-percent ethanol (sometimes called E10) at the pump. Ethanol is currently blended into...Read More»

1997 Buick Riviera
Commentary: One More Full-Service Gas Station Closes, For Good

The story was from the Chippewa Herald in Wisconsin, but it could have been from Baltimore, Maryland, or San Mateo, California, or maybe Lawton, Oklahoma. The story line would be similar--another full-service gas station has gone the way of the eight-track tape deck to certain small-business...Read More»

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Ethanol Blends Increasingly Common: Want Pure Gasoline?

The next time you fill up, think about this: What you think of as gasoline might not be gasoline. At least not entirely. Take a close look at the pump you're filling from; there will be a label with fuel details, and odds are you're probably filling up with E10, a blend of 90 percent gasoline and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Beware Car Dealers Price Gouging Chevrolet Volt

Car buyers have always had to watch out for car dealers who excessively mark-up the price of new models in the late summer/fall when a new model year rolls around. In this age of Internet sales where pricing cars at invoice is becoming the norm, dealers look forward to the roll out of new models as...Read More»

Detroit
Where Do Americans Spend The Least On Cars? You'll Be Surprised

Where do people spend the least on their cars, gasoline, and getting around? Surprisingly, among major cities, it's Detroit. Those in the Motor City know how to keep automotive costs down; Detroit residents spent a total of $2,124 on average in vehicle-related costs, including gas, topping even...Read More»

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Time For A Road Trip? Gas Prices Fall As Summer Approaches

Folks driving to the beach or amusement park this Memorial Day weekend should be in for a pleasant surprise: lower prices at the pump. And although the holiday itself is all-American, Europe deserves credit for the gas price plunge. The slide began a couple of months ago, as the cost of crude oil...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Gives You Gas (In A Good Way)

Suzuki is in a pinch. Thanks to quirky (read: not so attractive) styling, iffy product quality, fuzzy brand image, and a small American network of dealerships, Suzuki hasn't gained much traction in the U.S. What's worse, the automaker seems to be hemorrhaging market share: Suzuki's slice of the pie...Read More»

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Why A Gas Price Spike Could Hit Some States Harder Than Others

A surge to $4-a-gallon gas could affect drivers, and local economies, in much more severe ways in Mississippi or Louisiana than in New York or Connecticut. That's one of the results of a new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which crunches the numbers to point out how much...Read More»

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No Threat Of $4-Per-Gallon Gas, But Prices Will Top $3 Soon

Gas prices keep creeping upward, but don't expect any relief anytime soon. Don't expect $4 either. That's what the federal government warns in its latest monthly report; the U.S. Energy Information Administration has predicted that gas prices will jump well past the $3-a-gallon mark in much of the...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some people are seeing it now, he says that electric power for cars isn't at all a competitor to the gasoline engine in the...Read More»

Diesel Fuel Price Atlanta 2/09
Understanding Gasoline Octane Ratings - Do You Need Premium?

You may hear a variety of opinions about what grade of fuel to use in your vehicle. Believe it or not, there are different fuel octane ratings for a reason. Here's why you should know what your engine needs. The octane rating of a fuel (gasoline in this case) is an indication of how well it resists...Read More»

Turkey crossing
Over The River And Through The Woods Is Getting Pricey

If you're one of the 33.2 million Americans planning to drive to grandma's, the in-laws, or the local outlet mall this Thanksgiving/Black Friday holiday, be prepared for three things: lots of traffic, lewd postprandial stories from Uncle Ted, and unpleasant numbers at the pump. Gas prices have...Read More»

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