Ford Makes Moves with Hybrid Cars

In a move that could change everything in the auto industry, Ford decided to offer its Lincoln MKZ hybrid for the same price it offers the standard version of the car.

Why is this a big deal?

Traditionally, hybrid vehicles have cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000+ more than their standard gasoline only versions. [...]

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Nissan Leaf’s Price Announced

Finally an announcement of price for the new Nissan Leaf. So where does it land? Just over $25,000.

Available in December, the Leaf may become a game changer in the electric vehicle market. It’s base price is actually $32,780, but it’s eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit that will drop the price of this [...]

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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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Maintaining Your Car Can Help Maintain Our Planet

Yes, your car pollutes, obviously. But what you may not have realized, is that as your car gets older, it pollutes more and more. Along with old age, and added pollution, your gas mileage also suffers as your car ages.

Why is this? Without getting into the details of too many engine components and sensors, [...]

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