The Reason Gas Is Cheaper In The Winter

Much of the country has been enjoying low gas prices lately, some states more than others. There are several factors contributing to this year's dip, but gas prices are typically lower during the winter. If you ask your know-it-all uncle, he will probably tell you that gas prices drop when it gets cold because people… » 11/24/14 10:14am 11/24/14 10:14am

States Saving The Most Money On Gas

Oil prices are falling sharply and lower oil prices leads to lower gas prices. Before you buy that SUV you always wanted, you might want to find out how much you can really save. We already told you about states with the highest gas tax, but now we figured out what states are benefiting the most from the recent… » 11/10/14 9:22am 11/10/14 9:22am

Hey, Start/Stop Actually Saves Gas! Just Look At The 2015 Jeep Cherokee

For its second year as the "New Cherokee", the 2015 Jeep Cherokee V6 gets start/stop technology. The EPA's just validated a few scraps of fuel savings over the outgoing model without automatic shutdown– as much as 2 full MPG in city driving. » 10/07/14 4:54pm 10/07/14 4:54pm

Google Street View Cars Find Hundreds of Gas Leaks in Cities

If you live in an old city surrounded by history, chances are you also live with hundreds if not thousands of gas leaks all around you. It's bad for you (think explosions) and bad for the environment (think global warming), so we should probably do something about it. That's why Google Street View and the… » 7/16/14 1:47pm 7/16/14 1:47pm

Natural Gas For Cars Does Not Help the Environment

You care about the environment, eh? You want to stop global warming? You support switching cars and trucks and buses to "clean burning natural gas?" Wrong! Our best-laid plans only hasten our demise. » 2/14/14 10:31am 2/14/14 10:31am

How Do Gas Pumps Know When to Stop?

If you've ever put gas in a car, you'll know that the pump magically knows when to stop spewing fuel into the tank. That's super useful, and safe too. But how does it know when to stop? » 10/01/13 6:19am 10/01/13 6:19am

Instantly See Which Side of Your Car the Gas Tank Is On

You probably know where the gas tank is on your car, but if you rent a car, share one with your family, or get a new one, you probably forget. Here's an easy way to always know where the gas tank is. » 8/21/13 4:00am 8/21/13 4:00am

Great News! Gas Prices Will Be Cheaper In 2013, Everything Else Won't Be

Are you the kind of person who only purchases gasoline and neither pays for nor consumes any other goods? If so, we have excellent news for you today: gas prices in 2013 are expected to decline, even though the cost of just about everything else is going up. » 1/12/13 3:00pm 1/12/13 3:00pm

How To Siphon Gas

If you’re still without power, there’s a good chance it may take a while to get it back. Some places may take a week or more. If that’s you, I’m assuming you’re reading this via the network of squirrels you modified to receive WiFi or 3G signals with drywall screws in their cranium, and then squeaking the content of… » 11/02/12 1:15pm 11/02/12 1:15pm

This Woman Strapped A Gas Can In Her Baby's Seat Instead Of Her Baby

What happens when you strap a gas gan into a baby seat and leave your diapered toddler unrestrained in the backseat? » 6/07/12 10:00am 6/07/12 10:00am

This Photo Of A Police Car Dragging A Gas Nozzle Is Real

Anyone who went to the University of Texas, or has a friend who did, has probably now seen this picture of an Austin Police Department squad car pulling a nozzle behind it on Facebook. It's both real and hilarious. » 6/01/12 9:00am 6/01/12 9:00am

A Wonderfully Simple Explanation Of Oil Price And The Economy

The price of gas seems to keep changing, but the truth is that the problem isn't just to do with decreasing oil resources. In fact, the price of the black stuff is linked into our economy in a complex way—and this video beautifully describes what's going on for those of us lacking an economics background. » 5/08/12 7:45am 5/08/12 7:45am

Why Cash Back Rewards Cards At The Gas Station Are A Bad Idea

With gas prices peaking this time of year, the idea of picking up a rewards credit card to help you save some cash might seem pretty appealing. Consumer Reports took a hard look at these cards and found that they're actually not a very good deal at all—even if you do buy a lot of gas. » 4/17/12 11:15am 4/17/12 11:15am

Watch A Gas Station Change Prices During Live National TV Broadcast As…

Gas prices have again spiked, but as much as the numbers go up, it's unusual to actually see the numbers go up. But an ABC News crew in Los Angeles managed to catch a price change in progress during a national TV broadcast — and it's just as two Corvettes roll up to the pump. » 2/24/12 1:30pm 2/24/12 1:30pm

Things to do before hitting the road for the holiday

If your travel plans for Thanksgiving involve sitting behind the wheel for a few hours until you get to your destination, there are still a few things you should do before you leave to make sure that you get to your destination quickly and safely. » 11/22/11 11:15am 11/22/11 11:15am

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Boys kicked off school bus for farting

A pair of boys in Canal Winchester, Ohio were kicked of a school bus for passing gas. It was the second time they'd disrupted the commute with their flatulence, which makes them repeat offenders. (H/T Slave2anMG) » 5/16/11 9:45am 5/16/11 9:45am

Death Valley Chevron's $5.40 gas will kill your wallet

A member of Quattroworld posted this image of a Chevron in Death Valley with $5.40 regular. He noted gas in nearby Beatty, Nevada was about $2 per gallon cheaper, but do you really want to chance it? » 3/28/11 2:30pm 3/28/11 2:30pm

U.S. House votes to block approval of E15

The bill in the U.S. House to bar the EPA from spending any money to bring 15% ethanol fuel to your corner Exxon passed 286-135. Now the bill has to survive the presidential aspirations of any senators. » 2/21/11 2:30pm 2/21/11 2:30pm