Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Most efficient overall – Honda Insight hybrid With 60 mpg city and 66 mpg highway, the Honda hybrid has top honors as most fuel efficient in the United States. With a 1.0 gas engine mated to an electric motor, the insight was designed to make the most of the power by using low resistance tires. …

Diesel Engines Forgotten Treasures

There are very few engine configurations that promise increased fuel economy and power. There are few engines that offer this in addition to reliability. Today, those across the ocean are enjoying the fruits of diesel technology revolution. Diesels have experienced a great history here in the United States. In 1980, General Motors modified their 350ci …

Gasoline Credit Cards

With gasoline getting more and more expensive, you’ve probably found yourself wondering what you can do. Even with the rising costs of gas and fuel, you still need it to go places. No matter how you look at it, you are at the mercy of these prices. If you own two credit cards, changes are …

Gas Tractor Versus Diesel Tractor

There are many different reasons as to why a diesel compact tractor is superior to a gasoline garden tractor. First of all, the diesel engine doesn’t have the parts that normally wear out or give problems. There are no spark plugs, rotors, points, or distributor caps like the garden tractor. There is no carburetor either, …

Why People Use Diesel

With diesel engines, the compression ratio is higher and there is more power. From a technical point, the compression ratio of an engine is the comparison of the total volume of the cylinder at the bottom of the piston’s stroke divided by the volume of the cylinder remaining at the top of the stroke. Gasoline …

Advantages Of Diesel Engines

If you’ve owned a diesel powered vehicle in the past or if you own one now, you no doubt appreciate the qualities this engine provides you with. More torque, better fuel economy, and easier maintenance are but a few of the attributes of owning diesel powered vehicles. However, there are some motorists that still complain …

Gas Saving Tips

Are you tired of the continuing rise in gasoline price? If you are, you’re not alone. In this article, you’ll find a few excellent tips designed to help you save a bit of your hard earned money. First, its always best to purchase your gas either first thing in the morning or late at night. …

Gasoline Engines

Gas engines are known as internal combustion engines and are divided into two general classes, specifically two cycle and four cycle engines. A cycle of an engine represents one stroke of the piston or one half revolution of the crank shaft, as a complete revolution represents two cycles. With a two cycle engine, the power …

Diesel Passenger Vehicles

Both diesel cars and light trucks are receiving a lot of attention in the United States as a near term strategy to achieve fuel economy and climate change goals. The renewed interest in diesel as of late stems from its potential to improve passenger vehicle fuel economy. The best diesel passenger vehicles of today are …

Diesel Versus Spark Engine Ignition

As you may already be aware of, diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines of the same power, resulting in much lower fuel usage. For an efficient turbo diesel, the average is 40% more miles per gallon. The higher compression ratio with diesel engines help to raise efficiency, but diesel fuel also contains around …