Category Archives: How to Save Gas

Bypass the EGR for Better Gas Mileage? And Other Gas Mileage Tips

Your EGR is an integral part of your emission control system. EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation and it does exactly as the name suggests; recirculates some of your exhaust gas back into the intake manifold, where it mixes with incoming air. This helps lower combustion temperatures and as a result, decreases oxides of nitrogen […]

Top Tips to Save Gas – Gas is Going Back Up, You’ll Need Them

Now is a great time to look again at some great tips to save gas. Gas prices are creeping back upward again, although thankfully not yet close to where they were 6 months ago, when the price of regular gas was around $4.50 per gallon in some locales. If that was enough to make you […]

Why is Diesel More Expensive Than Gas?

Why is diesel more expensive than gas? If you’ve priced diesel fuel recently, you’re well aware of the reason why, while the fuel mileage of diesel vehicles may kick the crap out of a gasoline powered vehicle in most cases, the overall fuel economy, once the higher price of diesel fuel is taken into account,  […]

Why Does a Diesel Engine Get Better Fuel Economy than a Gas Engine?

Just why does a Diesel engine get better fuel economy than a gas engine? Well, they work differently and burn different fuel, for starters. A gasoline engine uses a spark ignition system and a Diesel engine uses the heat created by a very high compression ratio to ignite the fuel. There is actually work underway, […]

Do You Believe the Gas Mileage Claims in Advertising? The Case of Splitfire Spark Plugs (and more)

The Splitfire spark plugs are still being made and sold by Old World Industries, Inc., Northbrook, IL. They rose to prominence because of their unique center electrode, which did its forked, snake-tongue impression. The thinking was that electrode design would lead to more complete combustion. When you visit their site today however, you’ll notice that […]

Credit Card Gas Rebates – How to Get the Biggest Rebate

You can save money on gas by buying your gas with a credit card that gives you a rebate for gas purchases. These rebates can be upwards of 6%, depending on which rewards card you choose. Unlike a decade or so ago, many consumers eschew the using an oil company gas card in favor of […]

The Best Gas Mileage Cars – The Top Technologies Used to Get Better Fuel Mileage

Making the best gas mileage cars is at the forefront of every auto manufacturer’s agenda these days. Big trucks and full sized SUVs languish on auto dealer’s lots throughout the country, as consumers look for something that will save them money on gas, rather than draining their 401k to fill their tank. Car manufacturers have […]

How to Improve Diesel Fuel Economy for Your Truck or Car

As diesel fuel hovers between $4.50 and $4.95 a gallon, knowing how to improve diesel fuel economy is likely right at the top of your list, weather you drive a new Diesel Jetta TDI or a Chevy 2500 with a Duramax. If you are averaging over 40mpg in your new Jetta TDI, you may not […]

The Best 3 Car Modifications to Increase Fuel Mileage

Do you want to increase fuel mileage? You’re not alone, because even as fuel prices are falling, the subject of lowering fuel costs is still very much on everyone’s mind. The best way to lower your fuel costs is your optimizing your driving style to increase your fuel mileage. On the chance you already drive […]

How to Save Gas Tips – The Master List

How to save gas is on everyone’s mind, even as gas prices have declined over the last week or so, down to, WOW! about $3.98 a gallon. What’s the best way to save gas? Don’t drive, of course. For the rest of us (those of that have to get to work, the kid’s soccer practice, […]

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