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About this time of the year, if you keep up with the kind of fuel available at the pump, people will catch wind of the “summer blend” of gasoline. The term is actually shorthand for mandated summertime fuel recipes designed to cut down on smog. The fuel found at the pump is always...

 

Probably the best known reason for lower winter mileage is something called “reformulated fuel.” Gasoline is actually a blend of hydrocarbons along with other chemicals. Among the many standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials, or ASTM, is “pump gasoline.”...

Holiday driving isn’t always merry – so knowing potential perils can help drivers keep their spirits bright. The days just before Christmas, as people rush to buy presents and travel to holiday destinations, can be more dangerous on roadways than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s...

Cold temperatures mean drivers need to think about helping their car perform its best. The great gas mileage during the summer will not be as easy to come by, yet there are ways to improve gas mileage during winter months.

Myth or Reality: Gas mileage is reduced in the winter.
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There’s actually no trick to following driving safety tips on Halloween or on the night when your community hosts Halloween activities. The fact of the matter is creatures big and small will be swarming the night, and it’s best to have some rules established rather than be tricked up by unsafe...

With the arrival of football season, the time to display team spirit for tailgating is here. Showing team spirit on the way to, during and after a sporting event is no new phenomenon. The popular car flags seem like a great idea at first, yet upon closer inspection, they have their drawbacks....

Today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.61 per gallon.  This price is two cents less than a week ago and has now declined for the last 15 days. While today’s price is 14 cents more than one month ago, the year-over-year premium drivers are paying has closed...

For decades, the United States has been the land of the gas guzzler. But that’s changed significantly over the past five years.

New vehicles purchased in November of 2012 got 24.1 miles per gallon, on average. That includes all new cars, SUVs and light trucks. By contrast, new vehicles...

There have long been battles between people investigating A/C versus use of windows. What is the best solution to save fuel?

Based on a study conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), driving with the windows up and the air conditioning on is typically a more fuel-efficient...

Here’s a little-known fact that many drivers are probably unaware of when talking about fuel costs -- the gasoline they buy during the summer is actually different -- and more expensive to produce -- than the gasoline sold in the winter.

Twice every year in the United States, the fuel...