Low Gas Mileage Cars

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When it comes to gas mileage, some cars have it better than others. While many of the cars with poor fuel economy can be visually identified (large trucks, farm vehicles, semis and more), others can be a bit more deceptive due to a smaller appearance or unknown variables about the car’s inner workings or how it runs. Many people have dream cars based on how fast they can go, how they look, or even how many children they’ll be able to drive to soccer games using it, but sometimes the gas mileage can turn those dream cars into gas-guzzling nightmares. Owning a luxury sports car is not an uncommon ambition among the general public, but just because they can go fast and impress pedestrians as they pass them on the…
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Good Gas Mileage Cars

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Whether you live on the east coast, west coast, the mountains of Colorado, or in the driest states in the US, chances are you own a car, ride in one, or are in the process of owning one for yourself. With this in mind, it is important to think about the fuel economy, or gas mileage, of the cars around you. Every vehicle has its pros and cons in this area, but what factors greatly increase the likelihood of better gas mileage? In all of the lists of best to worst gas mileage cars, one attribute immediately sticks out: electric cars and hybrids get better gas mileage. In this category, it all comes down to efficient energy usage. Electricity inherently converts to a higher energy yield than gasoline, thus giving…
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How Efficient Driving Can Improve Gas Mileage

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Climate control is within your reach. If you try to make your car fuel efficient, you can maximize gas mileage by as much as 30%. To do this, you need to maintain your vehicle in tip-top shape and improve your driving style. Refrain from aggressive driving          You increase your fuel consumption by about 40% if you practice hard braking and “jackrabbit starts. As studies show, these practices can only reduce your travel time by 4%. Yet, they produce five times higher toxic emissions. The right way is to accelerate smoothly and slowly. Then, shift into high gear quickly. If you are driving within the city, your car uses about 50% energy in acceleration. Drive within the required speed limits If you increase your speed to 120…
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7 Myths about Improving your Gas Mileage

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In one of the Consumer Reports, it said that some of the things commonly believed to save gas do not work all. Purchased Gas from Independent Gas Stations is Low Quality Many drivers believed that independent gas stations sell low quality fuel. Some of them even believed that these gas stations dilute quality fuel with water, thus affecting engine and power efficiency. The truth is that tight laws govern all gas stations. Also, these independent gas stations buy their stock from established oil companies. They are able to sell cheaper fuel because their stock does not have additives that clean older engines. Since most vehicles today have fuel-injection systems, buying gas with no additives do not affect the engines. Premium Gas Provides Better Mileage Premium gas has higher octane, so…
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Higher Prices

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The last time I went to a gas station wasn't too long ago. I have an SUV (sports utility vehicle) so there is plenty of space for gas. Honestly, I think I only need to fill up the tank about once every two weeks. Maybe it's because I don't drive that much. But I enjoy not having to go to the gas station every week. The last time I filled up my tank surprised me. It wasn't because it took too long to fill up. Yes, I usually wait until the tank is almost empty to go to the gas station. I know I shouldn't do that. What happens if I have an emergency and need to drive a long distance quickly? What happens if I'm driving and there is…
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Unleash American Oil

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So, the tax bill passed. As I talked about last week, drillers will now be allowed to extract oil in an area in Alaska. This area is a wildlife refuge. So I hope that the drillers are mindful of these animals. I'm not sure companies are mindful of wildlife, however. In the Amazon rainforest, companies are cutting down trees that are vital to the wildlife population. I support finding new places to drill, but I want to make sure that it doesn't disturb, or worse, destroy the local wildlife population. That being said, we are entering a new era in American energy. Oil prices have dropped. I've never loved going to the gas station. But now I don't have to worry about paying over $4 a gallon. Also, when I…
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Oil and the Tax Bill

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Gas prices might continue to get lower. This is because the government is going to allow more drilling. The current tax bill, which is making its way through Congress, includes a provision about oil exploration. Why is it in a tax bill, you may ask? Well, that's just what Congress does. Both parties, depending on the bill, have been known to include side projects in bills. I suppose it’s a way of sneaking extra things in the bill that might not necessarily pass if they are on a separate bill. For example, Congress is also about to repeal the individual mandate for health care. This is also attached to the tax bill. It's amazing what types of things, which have nothing to do with the main bill, can be attached…
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Drill, Baby, Drill

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"Drill, baby, drill!" That was a slogan used during the 2008 Republican National Convention. This slogan was used during the gas crisis at the time. The national average of a gallon of gas was around $4.11 per gallon. Now, the national average is about $2.49 per gallon. What changed? The easy answer can be found in the slogan and basic economics. First, let's talk supply and demand. When there is more of something, the price goes down if demand is held constant. When there is less of something, the price goes up if demand is held constant. The key to lower gas prices was that more oil was extracted from the ground. I remember when the U.S. and Saudi Arabia started pumping more in a price war. It was more…
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Mileage

Mileage

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If you want to calculate your own average gas mileage, you can take a few easy steps to do so. First, fill up your gas tank to “full” and take note of how many miles are on your car. Second, when it is time to fill up your car again, take note of how many miles are on the car and compare it to how many miles you had when you filled the tank before. That number will reflect how many miles you traveled since your last fill up. When you are finished filling the tank, look at the gas pump or on your receipt to see how many gallons of gas you used to fill the tank. That number is the number of gallons you used to travel the…
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The Evolution of Cars

The Evolution of Cars

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Since Henry Ford and the Roaring 20’s, cars have been a favorable mode of transportation in the USA and around the world. The evolution of cars, trucks, SUV’s, and vans has spread across the globe since the first models of cars. Countries export vehicles to other countries and import vehicles that aren’t made locally. For example, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Lexus are all car brand that are imported to the United States from Japan. This global market has been active for decades and efficient vehicles continue to be in high demand. Car manufacturers have to continuously produce new, evolved models in order to stay competitive in the market. With the threat of global warming, climate change, and increasing gas prices, cars that have high gas mileage…
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