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Futurist's New Year's Prediction: Gas Cars Will "Decline Massively" in 2016

12.30.2013
Electric cars definitely are a "disruptive technology," but plugging-in cars will take a while. How long did it take to put horses out to pasture?

Did Refilling With Regular Wreck Howard's Mini?

08.22.2013
Howard filled his new Mini Cooper S with regular for a full year before the dealer mentioned it would run better on premium gas. Now he's freaking out! Has he irrevocably damaged his car? Tom and Ray try to soothe Howard's worries with actual car info (plus some mental health suggestions). Read all about it! 

Boneheaded Mistakes: Gas Tank Edition

06.20.2013
Bob accidentally dropped a rubber stopper into his gas tank. How much will this boneheaded mistake end up costing him? Tom and Ray say he's in luck! Find out why, right here.

Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline

01.29.2013
Shannon smells gas when she starts up her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. She's seen two mechanics and they say there's nothing to worry about, but she doesn't want to drive her kids to school in a fire-trap. Can Tom and Ray put her mind at ease?

Today: Weed-Whacker Gas in Honda Accord?

01.03.2013
Jeff has some leftover oil-gas mixture from his weed-whacker that he can't store over the winter. He wonders if it's safe to use to fuel his Honda Accord. Find out what Tom and Ray suggest, right here.

Running Out of Gas

03.29.2012
With $4 fuel on the horizon, Americans are not only getting stranded, they’re also driving less. A majority of us want somebody to do something about pain at the pumps—but there aren’t a whole lot of options.

Today: The real difference between diesel and gasoline.

09.01.2011
What is the difference between diesel and regular gasoline My boyfriend thinks that diesel is mixed with oil and he can't explain what is in regular gasoline that makes it different from diesel Please explain -- Corie TOM The main...

Will Theresa's truck survive a hodge-podge of added fuels?

03.01.2011
My husband and I had to go out of town for work for a few weeks, so we left our 14-year-old daughter with an 18-year-old girlfriend of hers whom we trust(ed). Well, the 18-year-old brought over her boyfriend, "Einstein,"...

How do you get 20 pounds of carbon dioxide from a gallon of gas?

05.01.2010
I've heard that each gallon of gas burned by a car releases about 20 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. I'm not a chemist, but even allowing for some creative reactions and recombinations going on, how does combusting about six and...

Will gas "last longer" with the cap off?

07.01.2009
When my husband and I first got married (18 years ago), I noticed that when his car was low on gas, he would remove the gas cap, saying it would make the gas last longer until he could get to a...

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