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Fuel Costs and Tips

• Only about 5 percent of cars in the country really need premium gas, yet 20 percent of all gas sold is premium.

• Check your owner's manual and see what it says you need. You may actually be harming your car, not taking better care of it, by using premium gas.

• You'll save between 5 and 15 cents a gallon buying gas from a discount store or warehouse club versus a branded location. The gas is the same no matter where you go.


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Should You Pay For Premium Gas?

We Americans have very short memories. When the price of a barrel of oil hit a record-high of $147 in July 2008, I took a ton of calls from people who wanted to dump their SUVs and buy a hybrid or other fuel-efficient vehicle. But as prices subsided, Americans resumed ...

Save 15 Cents/Gallon On Gasoline

If you are looking to save money on gas, Wal-Mart has a big offer for you in nearly 20 states. The mega-retailer is offering a discount of 15 cents/gallon all summer long through September 8. It's available at any Wal-Mart gas station if you use a Wal-Mart money card or ...

Very fuel-effiicent minivans on the way

Very fuel-effiicent minivans on the way

A new Minivan will soon be here that should get up to 75 mpg on average. Bonus: It's American made!

Find a better deal on auto insurance

Find a better deal on auto insurance

You may be getting charged more for auto insurance because of your job title and education level. Fortunately, there is a new online tool that can help you find a better deal.

Why A Diesel Engine Won't Automatically Save You Money

Have you been eyeing a diesel-powered car in the hopes of bringing down the cost of driving?  Have the advertisements promising 45 mpg got you convinced that diesel is the secret to lowering your cost per mile? As enticing as these ads are, there are costs that cloud the waters ...

A Compact Electric Car from Mercedes Benz

Just as BMW starts delivery of the i3 in the US, Mercedes Benz has released pricing on the upcoming B-Class Electric Drive which is set for release this summer. While the gasoline and diesel B-Class have been available in numerous markets around the world including Canada, it has never been ...

Gas prices to drop this summer?

Gas prices to drop this summer?

Experts are claiming the price of a barrel of oil will drop significantly over the next 60 months. Here's why.

How speeding tickets affect your insurance rates

How speeding tickets affect your insurance rates

How much will a speeding ticket raise your insurance rates? Depends on how fast you were going! Here are the raw numbers...

New data: Cars with the lowest operation cost

New data: Cars with the lowest operation cost

When buying a vehicle, the sticker price isn't the only consideration. Here's new info about the cheapest cars to own over a 5-year ownership cycle.

Gas prices to drop by 50 cents?

The glut of new oil supply in North America could mean that gas prices will go easy on your wallet for the forseeable future. All indications suggest we'll see prices at the pump drop as much as 50 cents off and on over the next five years. Recent predictions in ...

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