Need a Durable Car? Get a Tank!

By Tatiana Guertin on
It may seem like a ridiculous idea, especially with the current price of gas, but hear us out. How many times have you come back to your car and noticed a scratch, dent, or knick in the paint? At some point or another you've wished your car were indestructible. Admit it already!The answer to your problems could be a tank. Or, an armored reconnaissance vehicle, to be more exact. Joachim Schoenich, of New Anspach Germany has already made the bold move to an armored vehicle. His British Army...Read Full Story

Normal Cars With Decent Gas Mileage

By Tatiana Guertin on
With gas prices on the rise, the first question on every car shopper's mind is, "What kind of gas mileage does it get?" Not everyone is ready, or willing, to switch to a hybrid or a Smart Car, so what are your other choices? Believe it or not, there are some normal gas cars that get decent gas mileage. We've broken it down for you here.The gas mileage listed for each car is for the 2008 model with an automatic transmission, because honestly, who drives a manual? The gas mileage presented is...Read Full Story

Smart Cars Withstand Crash Test

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Although it may not seem like it, those tiny two person cars jetting around town are extremely safe. The 2008 Smart fortwo micro car has earned the top ranking in front and side crash tests conducted by the insurance industry.The vehicles, which are about as long as a normal car is wide, withstood impact test after impact test, and never once let their faithful crash test dummies down. The only problem noted by insurance professionals, was that the driver door unlatched and opened during the...Read Full Story

Best gas mileage with the best octane level

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For any vehicle, there is an appropriate octane of gasoline that will perform best.  Whether you drive a Prius or an old hunker, learn which octane level will give you the best gas mileage and stick with it.The Federal Trade Commission published this piece of advice about choosing octane levels:At the Pump: Use the Octane Level You Need Your owner’s manual recommends the most effective octane level for your car. For most cars, the recommended gasoline is regular octane. In most cases, using...Read Full Story

How to get the best gas mileage

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The Federal Trade Commission publishes recommendations about how to improve your gas efficiency and get the best gas mileage from your current vehicle.Here is the first set of recommendations.On the Road: Drive More Efficiently Stay within posted speed limits. Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour. Stop aggressive driving. You can improve your gas mileage up to five percent around town if you avoid “jackrabbit” starts and stops by anticipating traffic conditions and...Read Full Story