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! →


A roof rack may seem like a great idea for hauling bikes, snowboards or luggage on your vehicle. Roof racks, though, increase drag and reduce your vehicle mileage very significantly. So is it worth it to use a roof rack, or are there better options for hauling big stuff with your car? The effect of Read on! →


When General Motors first introduced the Chevrolet Volt, it was estimated the vehicle got 230 miles per gallon. The government formula that was used to calculate this number, though, was never officially approved. This means that the estimation of miles per gallon for most hybrids will have to be recalculated — not just the Chevy Read on! →


There is a significant market for after-market automotive fuel additives, but there are varying opinions as to whether such products are necessary. When one considers that most modern gasoline possesses detergents and other additives to help clean away engine deposits, spending extra money on additional fuel additives may seem less than essential. The online knowledge Read on! →


Last week the Obama administration met with the big three U.S. automakers to discuss having all cars and light trucks meet an average of 56.2 miles per gallon standard by 2025. While the plan would boost the price of automobiles, advocates say it will be made up by consumers in lower fuel costs. Detractors see Read on! →


Miles per gallon is the big buzzword regarding vehicle performance, but do you really know the MPG of your ride? Sure, the EPA offers estimates of miles per gallon, but your vehicle’s MPG may vary by up to 15 miles per gallon. Knowing miles per gallon can help you be more in touch with your Read on! →


Congested highways filled with gas-guzzling vehicles have helped create dirty air and countless budget sinkholes for consumers. Improved methods of public transportation and more fuel-efficient green vehicles have helped this problem to a great extent, but there is still room for improvement. Present options for change are frequently quite expensive. But when it comes to Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, ultimate authority on all things with four wheels and an engine, has come out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. The list has foreign and domestic vehicles, and measures “green cars” on the basis of fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, safety and “driving enjoyment.” While the “green” rating of a Read on! →


It seems relatively simple: your car needs fuel, so you add gas, E-85, diesel or biodiesel. There is a huge amount of debate, though, over exactly how full to fill your tank. Should you increase your gas mileage by filling it halfway? Or should you top it off, extending how long you can go between Read on! →


Because of EPA disclosure regulations, a new car buyer can leave a dealer’s lot confident that his or her new vehicle will clock in at the miles per gallon rated on its sticker, right? Maybe not always. But is that a cause for alarm, and what should be done about it, if anything? ‘Actual mileage Read on! →