Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel

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Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel
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Fossil fuels are dirty business, from exploration to consumption and every step in between, but one Massachusetts-based company is looking to revolutionize the energy industry by pioneering a new way to farm sustainable fuel. Continue Reading...

Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

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Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?
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To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide – What Kind of Oil Should I Use?

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Ask AutoGuide – What Kind of Oil Should I Use?
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Every week Ask AutoGuide provides iron-clad vehicle-shopping advice to distressed, confused or otherwise bewildered consumers. Whether they’re in the market for a family-friendly crossover or something that’s good in winter weather, the Oracles of all things automotive have been there to lend some helping hands. But this week they’re taking a slightly different approach. Continue Reading...

Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient

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Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient
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Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality,… Continue Reading...

Should You Use Synthetic Oil in Your Vehicle?

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Should You Use Synthetic Oil in Your Vehicle?
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Last week we explained the basics of motor oil, from viscosity to additives and everything in between. Now it’s time to tackle a much more contentious issue: synthetic versus conventional. Which lubricant should you use in your vehicle? Is the extra protection afforded by man-made oil worth the added expense? Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Motor Oil?

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Under the Hood: What is Motor Oil?
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It’s a cliché analogy, but oil really is the lifeblood of a vehicle’s powertrain. Without its friction-cutting properties engines would literally grind to a halt, failing in spectacular fashion. Connecting rods would punch holes in blocks, camshafts would pulverize themselves and bearing inserts would spin like the blades of a jet turbine. Continue Reading...

Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?

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Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?
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What’s old is new again. It seems like every clever idea or radical invention has already been thought of, existing in government patent archives or a 15th century sketch from Leonardo da Vinci. Retro design is a prime automotive example of this, but it’s not the only one. Ethanol is a promising transportation fuel of… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012

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Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
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With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend,… Continue Reading...

Diesel-Powered Hondas Unlikely For US, Says Exec

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Diesel-Powered Hondas Unlikely For US, Says Exec
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Advanced diesel engines are one option automakers can turn to for complying with upcoming U.S. fuel-economy standards. German OEMs in particular are the technology’s strongest proponents, but at the opposite end of the Eurasian landmass, Honda is not so bullish. Continue Reading...

Which Gas Stations Sell the Best Quality Gasoline?

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Which Gas Stations Sell the Best Quality Gasoline?
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Oil companies and gas-station chains love to boast about their fuels, how they burn the cleanest or deliver the most miles per gallon. But can these claims ever be validated? How is the average consumer supposed to figure out what’s best for their vehicle? At least one kind of fuel cuts through the marketing malarkey…. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Octane?

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Under the Hood: What is Octane?
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Anyone that’s ever topped off their tank or filled up a jerry can knows gasoline comes in different grades, from regular unleaded to pricey premium. Each “flavor” has a number that corresponds to its octane level, but what does this mean? What is octane and what role does it play? AutoGuide reached out to experts… Continue Reading...

High-Octane Hijinks: Is Premium Fuel Better Than Regular?

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High-Octane Hijinks: Is Premium Fuel Better Than Regular?
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When it’s time to top-off the tank, drivers are confronted with a dizzying variety of choices at the pump. There’s premium gasoline, mid-grade, regular and – depending on where you live – some even offer ultra-high octane, with a rating of 94 or above. Continue Reading...

Philadelphia Chevy Dealer Under Govt Investigation for Selling Unfixed Recalled Car

Philadelphia Chevy Dealer Under Govt Investigation for Selling Unfixed Recalled Car
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Chapman Chevrolet, a Pennsylvania car dealership, might be trouble with the feds. Continue Reading...

Gas Could Hit $5 Per Gallon Amid Continued Instability

Gas Could Hit $5 Per Gallon Amid Continued Instability
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With oil passing the $100/barrel mark on Thursday, analysts are warning that a gallon of gasoline could soon cost as much as $5 this summer. “If this thing escalates and there’s a good chance that there’d be a shift in supplies, $5 gas isn’t out of the question,” said Darin Newsom, an analyst at energy… Continue Reading...

How Crude – Products Made From a Barrel of Oil

How Crude – Products Made From a Barrel of Oil
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With the epic Gulf spill, courtesy of BP, oil has been thrust into the spotlight – and frankly, it’s been getting a bad rap. Let’s not forget about all the great things oil does for us – although it’s pretty hard while you’re watching birds and baby dolphins wash up on the beaches. The Daily… Continue Reading...
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