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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Gas Blurbs

Cars, Gas, Info

Gasoline could go from 10% ethanol up to 20%

 

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/environment/2008-03-04-e20-ethanol-fuel_N.htm

 

Glitch means you pay for gas you don't get

Gas meter starts spinning before the gas flows due to faulty check valve

 

Story below ↓

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24296879/

 

Fuel-Saving Tips

 

http://www.edmunds.com/advice/fueleconomy/articles/106842/article.html

 

Test #1 Aggressive Driving vs. Moderate Driving

 

Result: Major savings potential

 

The Cold Hard Facts: Up to 37 percent savings, average savings of 31 percent

 

Recommendation: Stop driving like a maniac.

 

Aggressive vs. Moderate Driving: read the entire test

 

 

Test #2 Lower Speeds Saves Gas

 

Result: Substantial savings on a long trip

 

Cold Hard Facts: Up to 14 percent savings, average savings of 12 percent

 

Recommendation: Drive the speed limit.

 

Lower Speeds Saves Gas: Read the entire test

 

 

Test #3 Use Cruise Control

 

Result: Surprisingly effective way to save gas

 

Cold Hard Facts: Up to 14-percent savings, average savings of 7 percent

 

Recommendation: If you've got it, use it.

 

Cruise Control: Read the entire test

 

 

Test #4 A/C On, Windows Up vs. A/C Off, Windows Down

 

Result: Nice in theory; not true in practice

 

Cold Hard Facts: No measurable difference (unless you open the sunroof, too!)

 

Recommendation: Please, make yourself comfortable.

 

Air Conditioner: Read the entire test

 

 

Test #5 Check Your Tire Pressure

 

Result: Important for safety and to reduce tire wear

 

Cold Hard Facts: No measurable effect on the vehicles we tested

 

Recommendation: Check your tire pressure often but don't expect a big savings.

 

Tire pressure: Read the entire test

 

 

Test #6 Avoid Excessive Idling

 

Result: More important than we assumed

 

Cold Hard Facts: Avoiding excessive idling can save up to 19 percent

 

Recommendation: Stopping longer than a minute? Shut 'er down.

 

Excessive idling: Read the entire test

 

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