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Is it Good to Mix Gasoline Types?

Is it Good to Mix Gasoline Types?

I read your post on octanes for high performance engines. I have a Mercedes and it requires 91. I have been mixing 87 and 94 together when my tank gets to half full. What do you get when you mix regular with super premium? No real help to your car or wallet, says one...
So, Are Fuel Additives Worth The Money?

So, Are Fuel Additives Worth The Money?

That’s a pretty enticing claim, and one you might read on a bottle of fuel additive, says the Federal Trade Commission. It’s easy to see the appeal—spend a few bucks, dump the product into your gas tank and make that money back with the gas you’ll save. But is there...
Do Fuel Additives Work?

Do Fuel Additives Work?

You may be wondering if fuel additives are effective and if they work as well as advertisements claim. After all, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all fuel sold in the U.S. contain a minimum amount of deposit-control additives to prevent a...
Do I Really Need to Warm Up my Car?

Do I Really Need to Warm Up my Car?

The big argument against warming up your car before driving off on a cold morning is that, essentially, modern cars can handle it. And that’s not wrong—a modern, fuel-injected car with today’s sophisticated engine management systems can accomodate startup in very cold...
Alternator Problem Signs

Alternator Problem Signs

The alternator is a key component in running the electrical systems in your car. The alternator takes the energy from the crankshaft and turns it into the electricity that is stored in the battery of your car. When your car is running the alternator helps to power the...
How to Tell if You Have a Dead Car Battery or Alternator Problems

How to Tell if You Have a Dead Car Battery or Alternator Problems

how to tell if alternator is bad You get in your car, turn the key, and then…nothing. If you’ve been there before (and chances are high that you have) you know exactly what happens next. Your stomach sinks and you frantically turn the key again. Instead of sitting in...