Improve the Fuel Economy of Your Car or Truck

How To : Improve the fuel economy of your car or truck

Your car needs care and maintenance to run properly. Let Firestone Complete Auto Care teach you the basics about keeping you automobile running smoothly. Check out this video tutorial for some helpful hints on improving the fuel economy in your vehicle. See how to improve the ...more

How To : Install a throttle body spacer

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to install an Airaid Poweraid throttle body spacer on a 5.3L 2006 Chevy Z71 Crew Cab truck to improve its engine power–when combined with a complete Airaid intake system, one can see up to 25-horsepower gains–as well as yield slight imp ...more

News : Super Eco-Car Gets 2,752 MPG

The upcoming Shell Eco-Marathon promises to unveil vehicles that will blow current fuel economy standards way out of the water. California Polytechnic State University is one of the most promising contenders, with a vehicle that gets 13 times the 230 mpg General Motors promise ...more

How To : Take a Car Trip with Children

Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more

How To : Enhance your car's fuel economy

Save gas and keep your fuel economy high on your car. MPG is very important when buying a car, but assuring that you keep your MPG as high as possible through proper auto maintenance and conservative driving.

How To : Improve your fuel efficiency

Getting the most mileage out of your car is especially important now that gas prices are rising. Learn how you can improve your fuel efficiency and the gas mileage of your car with the tips from this how to video from the DIY network. Save a some money the next time at the pum ...more

How To : Replace a diesel fuel filter

Changing a diesel fuel filter is just like changing oil or any other fluid in a vehicle. If you own a diesel powered car or truck, watch and see how to remove your old fuel filter, drain the diesel fuel and replace the filter with a new one. Now, be careful not to spill fuel e ...more

News : Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Another creation by Bang Goes the Theory, the "car-puccino" is a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco powered solely by roasted coffee granules. Daily Mail reports, "The car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules. It will go on ...more

How To : Make a DIY Cold Air Intake

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a cold air intake, make your own version for your car. Cold air intakes can free up about 4 horsepower to the wheels, increase fuel economy, increase torque and make your engine sound better. All you need is a mass airflow sensor adapt ...more

News : Pee, the Latest Fuel Alternative?

The newest fuel alternative on the horizon? Pee. U.S. researchers have been experimenting with using urine as a method of producing hydrogen. Not only could this virtually free and readily available resource possibly power automobiles, but it could also aid in the clean up of ...more

How To : Find and replace your fuel pump

If there's one thing in life you should know, it's how to take care of your car. Getting around town is one of this hardest things to do unless you have a car. Automobiles transport us to work, to school, to shopping centers and they even take us to our impossible in-laws, but ...more

News : DIY "Boat Tail" Ups Fuel Economy to 64 MPG

Darin Cosgrove, founder of Ecomodder.com, used just cardboard, aluminum and duct tape to make his DIY "boat tail", a mod that creates aerodynamic efficiency. The tail, attached to his 1998 Pontiac Firefly, extends the car by 4.5 feet and increases the fuel economy to 64 MPG. ...more

LA Auto Show : VW Does Infotainment the Right Way

The 2015 LA Auto Show showcases the best of the auto industry—well, at least according to car companies. Increases in horsepower, better fuel economy, and most importantly—the latest tech—is all on display during the 10-day event in Southern California. Once of my first missio ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Use different drive modes in the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode le ...more

How To : Clean an RC vehicle kit, engine and air filter

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Check Tire Pressure and Improve Fuel Milage

Tire pressure is often overlooked, but can decrease your fuel mileage if you tires are not properly inflated. Have you ever peddled a bike with low tires. If you have, then you know it was much harder than when the tires are aired up. A car is no different. Low tires requires ...more

News : Jay Leno's EcoJet Seeks any Muffler That...Muffles

The EcoJet. No, it's not a economy-sized jet engine aircraft. It's Jay Leno's version of an eco-friendly car. A very, very fast eco-friendly car. Jay Leno's Garage, with the help of Ed Welburn at GM, has built the EcoJet, a sleek, powerful monster-of-a-car that runs off envir ...more

News : Corner Leaning Car

Nissan will soon release an electric car called the Land Glider, which hugs turns just like a motorcycle. Intended for urban mobility, this car has a bit more finesse that your average Smart Car. Futuristic, fast, and easy to park. From Automobile Mag: "The newest concept co ...more

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