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July 30, 2008

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Let’s save some gas!!

July 30, 2008

As the national average for gas hovers around the $4 a gallon mark we all  are in search of ways to increase our MPG. A few simple tricks can really add up to saving gas and saving money. And who couldn’t use a little extra cash?

Drivers Slow Down Your Engines

We all have a little of the racecar driver in us. But when we resist that urge to accelerate quickly we save gas. Fast acceleration causes your car to work much harder thus burning more gas. And with that goes driving the speed limit. Maintaining a constant speed at or even slightly below the speed limit will yield significant results. It all goes back to making your car work less. And besides no one likes those pesky speeding tickets.

Be a Neat Freak

Every driver has been guilty of tossing things in the trunk of the car to put away later. Sometimes later is a long time away and that will unknowingly cost you at the pump. Keep only necessary items in the car like your spare and any emergency items you need. But remove anything else that’s not needed. Every little bit counts.

It’s Time For a Checkup

Proper maintenance goes a long way in improving your MPG. Proper tire pressure not only improves your mileage but makes for a smoother and safer ride. Check your car’s requirements for the correct amount needed. Oil changes along with filter changes are also crucial. Dirty oil and air filters make the engine work much harder robbing you of mileage.

Trying these few simple tips will yield noticeable results. Enjoy your extra MPG and your savings.

Gasoline, and I’m not talking about the Seether song.

July 10, 2008

( I sure would like to see that red line take a dip pretty soon)

Yesterday, Iran decided to launch a few missiles to show us what they’ve got. We get it Iran, you’re a powerful, scary nation that we shouldn’t take lightly. Because of Iran wanting to be the big bully that they are gas prices rebounded to well over $133 a barrel (up more than $5 from the previous day). Monday and Tuesday of this week the price per barrel fell by nearly $10 (it’s like watching a tennis match!).

I think OPEC needs to stop toying with our emotions. Just a few days ago I smiled with glee when I saw that my local gas station had dropped their prices by nearly $.05 cents per gallon (making me almost able to afford that shiny new Wii I want). Now, the idea of a Wii is out the window and so is my smile.

More about the missle to gas ratio this way


If you’ve got a rant I’d love to hear it!

Gas-saving tools going up in price

July 10, 2008

The price of eggs, milk, and poultry have already risen due to the high gas prices. Now we’ve got to deal with rising prices of products that are supposed to help us boost gas mileage! What next? A rise in the price of toilet paper?

The products vary from devices that fit inside an engine’s air intake valve to fuel additives. The EPA has tested many of these products and Laura DeMartino (an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission) states that “for the few that worked, the gas savings was so small, it didn’t justify the price.” That isn’t stopping people from buying these products and making their own conclusions.

Everyone is entitled their own opinion whether we like it or not. If you’ve purchased one of these devices let me know what you think!

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