Cold weather can damage your car in many ways. It can also harm fuel economy, thus taking money right out of your pocket. Did you know that for short-trip driving, a conventional gasoline car’s gas mileage is about 12% lower at 20°F than it... Read More.
Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region... Read More.
Why would it need to be changed? The oil in your car does basically 3 things: Lubricates: This is the obvious one. It lubricates by keeping metal riding on a thin film. That prevents metal parts from touching. If metal parts actually touched, they would seize pretty... Read More.
Most drivers like to think that they are good drivers; safe, respectful and in compliance with the rules of the road. But there are a lot of bad habits ingrained in drivers that are quite common and hardly given a second thought – until... Read More.
Getting regular oil changes is the best and easiest way you can extend the life of your car and save yourself from the inconvenience of breakdowns and repairs. As part of routine maintenance, oil changes are essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly and... Read More.
Headed to the gas station? Don’t top-up your tank. It’s bad for your vehicle and your wallet. According to www.dailyfinance.com, “Once the pump automatically clicks off, you’re not getting much additional gas after. Instead, fuel is likely being diverted through the pump’s vapor recovery system... Read More.
This article originally appeared in the Castol Blog. As fuel prices continue to ratchet upward, drivers are employing several strategies to improve gas mileage. Many of these methods are obvious steps, such as driving less and/or more slowly, removing unnecessary weight from the vehicle, and... Read More.
Is it possible to drive more miles, burn less gas and get more bang for your fuel buck all at once? Yes! If you could squeeze 10 to 20 percent more savings from every gas dollar, wouldn't you rather put it back in your... Read More.
What tops your engine wish list? High performance? Maximum horsepower? Superior protection from extreme temperatures? Can you have it all? Absolutely! Considering the phenomenal power, speeds and temperatures today's engines push, you're asking a lot from your engine. It's a fact: conventional motor... Read More.