Previously, we discussed how to find the most fuel-efficient vehicle by class. In this post, we’ll look at some vehicles with a long driving range on one tank of fuel or, in the case of electric vehicles, one full battery charge. First, let’s go over some terminology. Fuel efficiency refers to how much fuel (gas,... Read More.
Aside from safety and reliability, one of the most important factors car buyers look for in their next vehicle is fuel efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll help you find the most efficient vehicles by class. What Is Fuel Efficiency? Fuel efficiency, also referred to as fuel economy, is a measurement of how many litres... Read More.
Have you ever tried to track your car’s fuel efficiency? Being aware of your efficiency and how to improve it is beneficial for both the environment and your wallet, especially with today’s soaring gas prices. In this blog post, we’ll share with you a few tips on how to easily track your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.... Read More.
Whether you drive a gas-powered or electric vehicle, these driving tips can help you conserve fuel to get the most out of your tank. 1. Gentle Acceleration & Deceleration It may come as no surprise that the harder you hit the gas and brakes on your vehicle, the more fuel you use. The golden guideline... Read More.
Controlling your vehicle is very important. Without control, you are in a metal box hurling away on the highway. Most people would be surprised to know that weight distribution is extremely important for control. In this blog post, we’ll talk about a vehicle’s weight, what weight distribution and 50/50 weight are, and we’ll end with... Read More.
by Chris Chase If you read OntarioCars.ca regularly, you’ll have seen us mention many times that small cars are disappearing, often to be replaced with subcompact crossovers and SUVs. That’s great for people who like SUVs, and for the car manufacturers who sell them. But what about fuel economy? If you’ve spent decades driving small... Read More.
by Chris Chase After the purchase price and maintenance costs, paying for fuel is one of the most expensive aspects of owing a vehicle. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the annual cost of keeping a car or truck fueled up ranges from $1,000 to more than $7,000, depending on the model you choose. With... Read More.
If you’re really serious about using less fuel, you could trade-in your car or truck for a smaller one. The smaller and lighter the vehicle, the less gas you’ll need to make it go. A hybrid is another option. These vehicles help you save fuel by driving the vehicle partly using electricity.... Read More.
Hypermiling refers to the practice of squeezing every last possible mile out of a gallon of gas. Judging by the numerous news articles from 2008, when gas prices soared and the economy tanked, the practice became known through Wayne Gerdes, publisher of cleanmpg.com. The movement has its supporters and detractors.... Read More.