Fuel Types and Your Car

Have you been to a service station lately? Unless you are part of the small cohort of electric vehicle devotees, then you are making regular visits to the fuel pump and shelling out a lot of cash in the process. While visiting the pump, you will find several grades of … Read more

Is My Car E85 Capable?

E85 flex fuel

Ethanol-blended fuel is generally sold as E85, consisting of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent straight gasoline. This particular fuel is usually derived from corn or some other grain, or by means of using other renewable or recyclable materials. E85 is relatively clean burning, provides more power to your car, … Read more

Gasoline Fuel Choices for Today’s Cars

Like all gasoline-powered Jaguars, this one requires premium grade gasoline.

Buy a new car, especially one that requires gasoline, and you may soon find that the grade of gasoline you thought it should take is not the correct one. Most service station pumps offer three grades of gasoline with octane ratings of 86 to 87 (regular), 89 (mid grade) and … Read more

How Can I Tell If My Car is Flex-Fuel Capable?

flex fuel

Cars that are flex fuel capable are vehicles that can run on either straight gasoline or an ethanol blend. An ethanol blend is fuel that consists of up to 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, or what most of us know as E85 fuel. Not all cars are flex … Read more

Decoding Motor Oil Weights

If you’re getting ready to change your car’s engine oil yourself, you need to choose the right motor oil weight based on its viscosity. Viscosity represents the internal friction of a fluid or a gas — thick fluids have a higher viscosity and thin fluids have a lower viscosity. API … Read more