239 Blog Posts From the Fuel Tag


Cheap Gas – But For How Long?

Cheap Gas – But For How Long?

Expect gas prices to go up — a lot. Soon. Not because of dwindling supply. If anything, there is too much oil. From a certain perspective. Whether oil is abiotic (produced by geothermal or other such processes rather than via the decay over time of organic matter) and so — heresy! — renewable or simply […]

Practical Winter Driving Tips

Practical Winter Driving Tips

It’s that time of year — almost. You will likely be reading — and hearing — about how to make the best of it when the flakes begin to fall. I won’t recycle the boilerplate recommendations about all-wheel-drive (not really that much of an advantage) or suggest you buy a set of snow tires (I’m […]

Old School vs. New-ish

Old School vs. New-ish

My friend Jeff just got his 2002 Trans-Am back — after much engine work — and is somewhat disappointed. The car sounds tough. Slightly choppy idle and booming voice under way, courtesy of a not-stock exhaust that still has cats but no mufflers. Chambered pipes being good for the soul. But the car doesn’t feel […]

Can We Afford to Buy New Cars in this Economy?

Can We Afford to Buy New Cars in this Economy?

To buy or not to buy. That is the question. With an uncertain economy and a prediction that new car prices will continue to increase, it seems the logical answer would be “not to buy.” But, there are reasons that may make this actually a good time for you to buy. As automotive writer Jason […]

Bye-Bye Beetle

Bye-Bye Beetle

VW recently announced it will stop making the Beetle after 2019 — in order to “focus” on . . . electric vehicles. Yes, really. Expiation, you see — for having sinned. Which brings us to the real reason for VW’s decision, which ties in with the extirpation of the company’s TDI diesel engines: The current […]