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Posts Tagged ‘fuel economy

squeezing every last drop

May 5, 2009

We’re excited by all developments in hybrid/electric/alternative fuel vehicles. What’s good for the planet is good for all of us. Hopefully the time will soon come when these cars are a viable, economic alternative. We got one step closer this week as the Ford Fusion was driven 1,445 miles on a single tank! We were […]

under pressure

April 1, 2009

We are being extra cautious and taking everything we read this morning with a grain of salt (see the date — yes, we have been fooled in the past). But this one is legitimate: California passed legislation that will require auto shops to check the tire pressure of every car that comes in. This seems […]

New Oil, GF-5, Will Improve Fuel Economy

October 3, 2008

A new standard in automotive oil, GF-5, will be released in Q3 2010 in time for the 2011 model year. Originally slated for release in Q3 2009, the timeline was adjusted in order to complete fuel economy tests. A consortium of additive companies, oil companies and vehicle manufacturers has been created to carry out the testing. The new oil […]

What’s the Best Way to Improve Your Gas Mileage?

September 19, 2008

While gas prices seem to have come back down from the stratosphere, at least for the moment, many people are still interested in improving their gas mileage because prices will inevitably rise again. According the Fuel Economy web site , the best way to improve your mileage is to replace your air filter. This can result in a […]

When do additives deplete? Much sooner than you’d expect.

August 6, 2008

One of the key factors in determining the condition of oil is the amount of additives, or lack thereof. As defined by NORIA, additives are a chemical substance added to a petroleum product to impart or improve certain properties. Common additives include antifoam agents, anti-wear additives, corrosion and rust inhibitors, detergents, and oxidation inhibitors, among others.  The oil condition curve pictured above is from […]