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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Should You “Top Off” Your Fuel Tank at the Pump?

Let’s talk about what “topping off” really is. If you set the fuel pump and it clicks off at $38.45 – then you turn the pump back on and put an even $40 in. That’s topping off the tank.


3 Things to Look for When You Test Drive a Car

What to look for in a test drive depends a lot on the type of car you’re inspecting. Naturally, a used car is going to require a bit more scrutiny for wear and tear than a new one, but in either cas


Car Technology You Should Know About: Lane Keeping

There are two kinds of drifting in the auto world. First, there’s the entertaining kind of drifting — as featured in the Fast & Furious movies — and then, there’s the scary kind that 


Premium vs. Regular Gas: What’s the Difference?

Premium Shmemium. If your car doesn’t specifically call for premium gas, don’t waste your money. Despite advertising to the contrary, that extra 15 to 30 cents a gallon won’t get you any bette


Understanding Crash Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit organization funded by aut