Category Archives: Fuel Economy

Gas prices plummet – Drop below $2 per gallon for first time since 2009

How much did you pay for gas during your holiday travels? Average gas prices have dropped $1.38 per gallon since June.

If you traveled by car this holiday season, you may have been pleasantly surprised to see gas prices at record lows. Drivers on average are saving $1.02 per gallon this year compared to one year ago, according to AAA. In Illinois, gas prices have dropped 33 cents per gallon in the past two weeks to an average of $2.25 per gallon. And if your travels took you to Indiana, Iowa, Michigan or Ohio, you probably saw gas prices closer to $2 per gallon, which are among the 10 lowest in the nation. In Oklahoma and Missouri, average prices dropped below … Continue reading

Lead foot? Heavy hauler? 10 tips to save gas by changing the way you drive

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Summer is finally here!  As we head into this prime driving season—when gas prices typically soar above their already-high prices—we thought it was a good time to show you some ways you can boost your fuel economy. Here are our top 10 gas-saving tips. The best part is: It’s all up to you, the driver! You can improve your fuel economy by up to 37 percent, reports, by combining several driving tips as you sport around Libertyville and Mundelein and by performing routine maintenance. (This report is a few years old, but we still like the gas-saving potential it explores!) That adds up to dollars quickly, not just … Continue reading

True or false? Find out if these auto ‘facts’ are myths or reality

There’s all kinds of automotive information out there that many of us accept as gospel. But it turns out that much of what we think we know isn’t true. Here are some of the most frequently heard automotive myths and their corresponding truths. 1. Myth: It’s more dangerous to drive while talking on a cell phone than driving drunk. Fact: Actually, this one is true, according to MythBusters on the Discovery Channel. Two of the MythBusters drove through a driving test course that included a brake test, a parallel parking test, a timing trial and an accident-avoidance challenge. After they … Continue reading

Save money at the pump with these 7 tips

Gas prices in the Chicago area were at a record high at the beginning of March—$3.92 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Even though they dipped briefly, they are back on the rise. In fact, AAA predicts that Chicago-area drivers could once again be paying the highest prices in the country by late spring. To help you combat those rising prices, we’ve compiled some tips that you can use to reduce gas mileage—and how often you have fill up your tank. 1. Slow down: While initially you might think this is a painful way to cut gas costs, leaving a … Continue reading