As fuel prices continue to increase at the nation’s gas pumps, it has become increasingly necessary for drivers to find ways to economize on the road. So far, we looked at turning to more fuel-efficient vehicles. Now we will explore some ways to wring the most value out of whatever you are driving now. [The Read on! →


Most car companies use fuel efficiency as part of their overall marketing schemes. However, a recently released study by an MIT economist found that cars haven’t been gaining as much fuel economy as commercials would have us believe. TV is lying to us again Just about every car maker emphasizes the fuel efficiency for some, Read on! →


Fuel efficiency is at an all-time premium as gas tops $4 per gallon and people are willing to pay top-dollar to save. However, a small number of people protest that hybrids and other cars that demand premium prices for savings are really a waste of money. Hybrid moments Most people think that hybrid cars, because Read on! →


As gas prices continue to rise, it is not surprising that many drivers are downsizing to a used compact or going green with a pre-owned hybrid. That trend is driving up the cost of used compact and hybrid cars on the market, according to Kelley Blue Book. Values spike in last week of February KBB Read on! →


Fuel economy is at an all-time premium, but paying a premium for greater fuel efficiency does not always lead to a savings over the long term. Consumer Reports, as others have, recently found in an eco-model round-up that the fuel savings don’t cover the efficiency premium. Short term versus long term Fuel prices have been Read on! →


Recently, Mazda announced that the company is testing an engine that will get 70 miles per gallon. The Ford Motor Company had a similar announcement with plans for a 45 mpg engine in the Focus. Neither engine is attached to a hybrid car, but the engines do provide high efficiency within an internal combustion engine, Read on! →


Replacing the standard oxygen used to inflate tires with nitrogen is becoming a popular trend in the consumer automotive world. The website Why Nitrogen? suggests that using nitrogen inflation will enhance a vehicle’s handling capabilities, improve fuel efficiency, extend the life of a set of tires and reduce the carbon footprint. Nitrogen inflation claims are Read on! →


In order to make weight in the Environmental Protection Agency’s CAFE standards race for fuel economy, automakers look to go with lighter, yet still durable materials. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Dow Chemical Co.’s automotive division to develop cost-effective uses of carbon fiber in high-volume car and truck production, reports Reuters. Carbon Read on! →


Aside from the reality of how much money you’ll be paying on your auto loan over the next five years, buying a new car is very exciting. Purchase price is always important to consider, but don’t stop there. Things such as fuel costs, maintenance and repair costs over that five-year period after purchase must be Read on! →