How to Choose an Energy Efficient Vehicle

How to Choose an Energy Efficient Vehicle

What are the cars with the best gas mileage?

What are the cars with the best gas mileage?

What are the trucks with the best gas mileage?

What are the trucks with the best gas mileage?

What are the SUVs with the best gas mileage?

What are the SUVs with the best gas mileage?

Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?

Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?

Are manual transmissions better than automatic?

Are manual transmissions better than automatic?

Do hybrid cars really work?

Do hybrid cars really work?

Do hybrid cars really work?

Do hybrid cars really work?

Are manual transmissions better than automatic?

Are manual transmissions better than automatic?

Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?

Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?

What are the SUVs with the best gas mileage?

What are the SUVs with the best gas mileage?

What are the trucks with the best gas mileage?

What are the trucks with the best gas mileage?

What are the cars with the best gas mileage?

What are the cars with the best gas mileage?

How to Choose an Energy Efficient Vehicle

How to Choose an Energy Efficient Vehicle

How do tires effect gas mileage?

How do tires effect gas mileage?

Do car modifications really work to save gas?

Do car modifications really work to save gas?

How often should I change my car's air filter?

How often should I change my car's air filter?

Basic Car Maintenance to Improve Gas Mileage

Basic Car Maintenance to Improve Gas Mileage

Are the free gas cards being offered to boost summer travel worth it?

Are the free gas cards being offered to boost summer travel worth it?

What are Dr. Roadmap's special tips?

What are Dr. Roadmap's special tips?

How can I cut down on the number of trips I take each day?

How can I cut down on the number of trips I take each day?

Should I turn my car off when I'm stuck in traffic?

Should I turn my car off when I'm stuck in traffic?

Should I avoid high speeds?

Should I avoid high speeds?

What are some commuting options?

What are some commuting options?

Does carpooling improve your gas mileage?

Does carpooling improve your gas mileage?

Does cruise control save gas?

Does cruise control save gas?

What is the appropriate way to accelerate?

What is the appropriate way to accelerate?

What is the appropriate way to brake?

What is the appropriate way to brake?

How to Drive your Car to Improve Gas Mileage

How to Drive your Car to Improve Gas Mileage

Should I continue pumping after the automatic shut off?

Should I continue pumping after the automatic shut off?

Is it okay to mix octanes?

Is it okay to mix octanes?

Which octane gas is best for my car?

Which octane gas is best for my car?

How can I find the cheapest gas?

How can I find the cheapest gas?

Is it okay to pump gas when the storage tanks are being filled?

Is it okay to pump gas when the storage tanks are being filled?

Should I fill my tank all the way or a little at a time?

Should I fill my tank all the way or a little at a time?

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Is it okay to use the fast mode to fill my tank?

Is it okay to use the fast mode to fill my tank?

When is the best day to fill my tank?

When is the best day to fill my tank?

What time of day should I fill my tank?

What time of day should I fill my tank?

How to Fill up your Gas Tank

How to Fill up your Gas Tank

How To Fight A Speeding Ticket

How To Fight A Speeding Ticket

How To Drive A Stick Shift

How To Drive A Stick Shift

How To Check Boat Safety Items

How To Check Boat Safety Items

Maintenance Points To Check For Boating Safety

Maintenance Points To Check For Boating Safety

How To Meet Legal Boating Requirements

How To Meet Legal Boating Requirements

Check The Overall Condition Of A Boat

Check The Overall Condition Of A Boat

Pet Passenger Safety

Pet Passenger Safety

How To Pay A Fair Price For Auto Repair

How To Pay A Fair Price For Auto Repair

Car Theft Prevention Tips

Car Theft Prevention Tips

How To Keep Kids & Pets Safe In The Car

How To Keep Kids & Pets Safe In The Car

Steps To Be A Smarter Teen Driver

Steps To Be A Smarter Teen Driver

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The Move Over Law Saves Lives

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David, DR. ROADMAP, Rizzo burst upon the traffic scene in late 1987 as the first person in Los Angeles to offer alternate routes to motorists who were sick and tired of being stuck in traffic. In 1990 he released to the world the most comprehensive guide ever written of off-freeway commuting in Southern California. Two years later he became the first traffic reporter to offer daily alternate routes in real time over the air on one of the most popular morning radio shows in Los Angeles. Dr. Roadmap continues to provide COMMUTE MANAGEMENT solutions with the 2006 release of his book, "Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California."

Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?

Fuel economy expert David Rizzo discusses if an Ethanol burning car a good option.

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Host: Is an Ethanol burning car a good option?

David Rizzo: Not really, it's only good if you interested in what's good for the environment, but if you are interested in what's good for gas mileage I wouldn't burn Ethanol. The trouble is ethanol 1.

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5 gallons of Ethanol equals the energy content of just 1 gallon of gasoline. So in effect it takes 30% more Ethanol to get the same power that you get out of plain old regular gasoline. So in a way you are burning more to get the same speed and everything. So no, Ethanol is not a good option for gas mileage, good for the environment? Yes, but not a good for gas mileage. Also don't use Ethanol in your car like E-85, which is 85% Ethanol-15% gas, don't use that in your car unless your car is designed for it because that Ethanol will just dissolve all the accumulated solids in your tank and in your hoses and put it right in to your fuel injectors, bad idea. You can get away with 10% Ethanol in a regular car but no more than that.

yes by petty at 02/10/09 03:05AM Flag

yes.

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