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Summer Traffic Hacks That Everyone Will Benefit from Knowing
Quick Facts: Americans drive, on average, the least during winter months (January through March) at 25.7 miles daily; they drive the most during the summer months (July through September) at 30.6 miles daily. [AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety] By easing into a stop, rather than slamming on the pedal, you’ll extend the life of your […]
The Ultimate List of The Best Apps for Metro DC Drivers
Does DC gridlock traffic have you down? Don’t worry, be app’y. The bad news is that District is ranked the 2nd most congested state in the US. The good news is that it’s also ranked the 3rd most innovative in the country. So, chances are, if you’re in need of something, there’s an app for […]
Money in Your Wallet: Cost of Daily Rideshare vs Owning a Car
Taking an Uber or Lyft when going out on the town is super convenient. It saves the hassle of finding a parking space. You can split the fare with your friends and save some cash. And if you feel like having a few cocktails, your trusty rideshare driver can get you home safely without incident […]
Electric Vehicles and Winter Weather
It’s a great time to drive electric. From Tesla to the Nissan LEAF, there are many great car options available. And if trucks are more your speed, Rivian recently debuted the R1S and R1T at the LA Auto Show. But if you’re considering buying an electric vehicle (EV) and live in an area that’s cold and/or […]
Hybrid Battery Cost Broken Down – The Price of Going Green
Thinking about getting a green car but concerned about hybrid car battery costs? Good news: we’ve broken down the expected costs to help with your decision. Hybrid Battery Cost Short Answer A hybrid-car battery costs around $3,000-$5,000 for the most common hybrid, the Toyota Prius. Plug-In Batteries The larger battery pack used in plug-in hybrids costs proportionally more. The […]
Improve Fuel Economy: 5 Tips to Make Saving Gas a CINCH
The price of gas used to be a relatively negligible expense. Cheap gas, along with stunning landscapes, has contributed to the popularity of the great American road trip. Whether you’re motivated by fluctuating gas prices or by the environment, it pays to understand ways to increase your fuel economy. Here are some tips to help, short of […]
Is Pricey Premium Gas Worth It?
Fuel prices are making headlines, and they’re not the “pain at the pump” ones we’ve become used to in recent years. Prices are actually dropping, and as of this article’s live date November 6, 2014, the national average is just below $3.00 per gallon. That’s welcome news, given those with low incomes spent nearly 13% […]
How To Properly Inflate Your Tires
Few car maintenance issues are as easy as checking the air pressure on your tires. Neglect this simple procedure, you may be paying more at the gas pump and buying a new set of tires sooner than you think. Most of the time, you don’t even need to have a pressure gauge of your own […]
Is Premium Gas Worth It?
There’s an old saying we’ve all heard before: “You get what you pay for.” It makes all kinds of sense, right? If you buy an imitation smartphone or a cheap pair of running shoes, you don’t expect to get the same life out of them as you would have if you’d paid more for the […]
What Is a Smog and Emissions Test?
It goes by many names, depending on where you are and who you’re talking to: smog checks, emissions tests, dirty-polluter threshold exams. Okay, we made that last one up – but it sounds pretty legitimate, doesn’t it? Whatever you call it – a smog and emissions test is a requirement in almost every state. But […]
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