How Much Does a Car Engine Weigh?

how much does a car engine weigh

Do you want to know whether your engine’s weight affects your vehicle’s performance, fuel efficiency, or longevity? Dive into this write-up to find out. Introduction Automobile technology has been in constant evolution over the decades. Among the components of any newly released vehicle, the engine always attracts the biggest interest … Read more

8 Ways to Reduce Gas Consumption and Save Money

Reducing gas consumption during a shortage. The hacking of the Colonial Pipeline caused a major breakdown in gasoline delivery that has affected drivers mostly in the southeast. Approximately one-third of Americans found that moving about their routine business is anything but that. Hopefully, gas supplies will soon return to normal, … Read more

GM Diesel Pickup Fast Facts

A third Duramax GM diesel becomes available. The General Motors Company makes diesel engines under the Duramax name. Most of us are familiar with the 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 available with heavy-duty Chevrolet and GMC models. We may even be familiar with the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine available in smaller trucks … Read more

Hypermiling Defined!

Disclaimer: Never put yourself or other drivers in harm’s way when practicing some of these techniques which may, incidentally, be illegal in some jurisdictions. There is a group of people on the roads who seek to squeeze more miles out of a gallon of fuel than seems scientifically possible. Known … Read more

All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Tops 50 MPG

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid by the numbers. Toyota has long held a big edge in the hybrid market, easily selling more vehicles than all of its competitors combined. The Prius, of course, is the best-known Toyota hybrid, but there are other hybrid models available based on the Camry, Avalon, … Read more

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Makes 48 MPG

Among midsize sedans, the Accord Hybrid is the most efficient of all models. The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and is more efficient than ever. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is EPA-rated at 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway for a combined 48 mpg. That’s 1 … Read more

The Top 10 Fuel Efficient Cars of 2016

What are the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2016? Our list excludes electric and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles, and features 10 models each averaging a combined 40 mpg. With gas prices at or near the lowest levels we have seen this century, fuel efficiency concerns have been placed on a back … Read more

Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Earns 31 MPG EPA Rating

A positive spotlight shines on the GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado, a pair of midsize pickup trucks with an available turbo-diesel engine. In light of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, GM has managed to undergo extra scrutiny of its new-to-the-US-market turbo-diesel engine and has emerged with both its reputation and … Read more

Hyundai Avante Points to Next Generation Elantra

If you are a fan of the Hyundai Elantra, then the Hyundai Avante reveal in Korea earlier this week should have your attention. That’s because the Avante, marketed as the Elantra in North America, will soon benefit from an important update, one that will become evident in the sixth-generation Elantra … Read more

13 Top Fuel Efficient 2015 Models by Category

The 300h is the hybrid variant for the Lexus NX. With gasoline prices trending somewhere below $2.50 per gallon, the rush to fuel-efficient vehicles has certainly come to a grinding halt. On the other hand, demand for pickup trucks, large utility vehicles and other less-efficient models has soared. Even though … Read more

Toyota Prius: Innovation Breeds Success

When you are hot, you are hot. When you are not, then you must be one of the few manufacturers that are taking on the Toyota Prius. These manufacturers currently number just two: Honda and Ford, but each one has much catching up to do if they’re to make a … Read more

Acura ILX Hybrid Takes a Bow

Acura is hoping that its sub-$30,000 price for a premium hybrid sedan will be enough to entice environmentally conscious buyers to check out its latest product. The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is out, a vehicle that is priced just $2,000 above the standard gas-powered sedan. It is a model that … Read more

Top Tips for Getting Better Gas Mileage

An automobile is more of a necessity than a luxury in Los Angeles. Unlike many U.S. cities that have square, box-like geographies New York, Philadelphia and Boston come to mind Los Angeles is generally spread out. It’s not unusual for Southland citizens to travel 15 to 30 miles to work … Read more

Why Does My Gas Mileage Vary?

Estimating gas mileage is something that the Environmental Protection Agency leaves in the hands of car manufacturers. The mileage that you see published on the window sticker represents an estimate for city and highway driving as well as a combined mileage estimate based on 55 percent local driving and 45 … Read more

Book Review — Gas Smarts

Hundreds of Small Ways to Save Big at the Pump How appropriate it is for an author to write a book addressing a problem every car driving consumer faces: high fuel prices. That’s exactly what Dr. Ronald M. Weiers has done with his book, “Gas Smarts: Hundreds of Small Ways … Read more

Are Electric Cars Really Better Than Gas Cars?

Electric cars, are they really better? Vehicle electrification is in the news thanks to recent announcements of the planned launch of several electric-powered vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf, Fisker Karma and the Ford Transit Connect EV. Electric vehicles offer distinct advantages over their gas-powered counterparts although their price premium can offset some of those … Read more