Fuel Octane, Choosing The Wrong Octane Will Cost You

This is more of a clarifying post, rather than advice or tips. It’s about fuel octane, when to choose what octane for your vehicle, and what the wrong octane will do.

Why? Because I’ve heard so many people talk about how they ‘threw some high octane’ in their car ‘to get more performance’.

First the [...]

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What Should My Tire Pressure Be?

Your long ignored friend and foe, tire pressure. If you’re wondering why I’m making something so simple sound like a superhero/supervillain situation, it’s because that’s exactly what it is.

You’re tire pressure is probably the simplest and most inexpensive piece of maintenance you can do to your vehicle. It’s almost always free. ($.25 at some [...]

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Are We Where We Should Be With Gas Mileage?

Cars driving around today typically net somewhere around 20 to 30 miles per gallon when driven by the average driver. Careful drivers or ‘hypermilers’ can miraculously get those numbers much higher, but lets face it, the majority of us are not, and will never be, hypermilers.

While some people look at 30 mpg as great [...]

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