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How far can you drive with the low-fuel light on?

January 23rd, 2020 by

Driving your vehicle when the low-fuel light on is dangerous—it can damage your engine or even lead to a crash. That said, if you’re in a pinch and you need a little time to find a gas station, how many miles do you have once that light comes on? Is the tank really empty when

Motor Oil Made from Natural Gas

April 24th, 2019 by

A Cleaner Alternative? Shell Releases Natural Gas-Based Motor Oil For years, base oil has typically been derived from crude oil and converted to make motor oils. Today, that changes as Shell has given its customers a new option: premium motor oil made from natural gas. Natural gas has long been seen as a strong alternative

The Cost of Running On Empty

October 12th, 2017 by

Driving around with the low fuel light on is one of those things that happens from time to time. We all know we shouldn’t do it, but it could end up costing you more than you think. Here’s why: 1) The gauge isn’t always accurate. This one is pretty obvious. In addition to costly repairs,

The Truth Premium Fuel

September 14th, 2017 by

Premium gas usually has an octane level of 92 or 93, while regular gas has an octane level of 87. It’s designed to prevent knock on cars with high compression ratios- a compression ratio being the volume inside the cylinder that is displaced when the piston moves. If you use low-octane gas on a car

Gas Price Hikes: An Inside Look at Summer Blend Fuel

July 24th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron (July 24, 2017) Unfortunately for drivers, gas prices often go up during the summer, starting around Memorial Day. Summer travel creates an increase in demand, refineries have to undergo spring maintenance which limits production, and natural disasters like hurricanes can disrupt international distribution chains. But gasoline sold during the summer is also