Saving Money with a Hybrid Car

The question: should you trade in an old car for a new hybrid with higher mileage? In these budget-conscious times, your total out-of-pocket costs could become the deciding factor.  Some car buyers assume that they can’t justify the up to $6,000 more it can cost to... read more

Alternative Fuel Myths

There are significant myths concerning the various alternative transportation fuels that have been developed.  That’s too bad because the type of transportation fuel we will be using in the future is a very important topic. Some of these alternative-fuel myths are... read more

A New Blend of Gasoline

A new grade of fuel called E15 is slowly being introduced to the marketplace. It’s a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in passenger cars from the 2001 model year or later, and... read more

Unsafe at Any Speed

In 1965, a book was released that changed the American automobile industry forever. Written by Ralph Nader, “Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile” was the title. The subject material was a dramatic look at the way the auto industry... read more

An Electric Bicycle Wheel

There are plenty of electric-powered bicycles on the market today. They typically have an electric motor driving the rear wheel and have a battery pack mounted somewhere else on the bike. Twist the throttle and off you go. They are pretty much like gas-powered mopeds... read more

The latest on Airless Tires

When Robert Thomson invented the pneumatic tire over 150 years ago, a rubber doughnut filled with air was only one of several ideas he was working on. It seemed like a great idea but he wasn’t sure that it was possible to keep the air contained within the tire. Other... read more