Prices of gasoline and other petroleum products have been increasing unabated every year causing concern among all the users of these fuels. Many consumers are having serious trouble in meeting their monthly budget because of soaring gasoline prices.
The media is doing its bit educating people on the spurt in gasoline prices and how these rising prices are responsible for high inflationary trends in the economy. The increase in crude oil will correspondingly increase refining and distribution costs.
The rising gasoline prices also have spiraling effect on the prices of other commodities. As people start driving to one gas filling station to another looking for the best bargain prices of gasoline, they are surprised to find that in each passing filling station the gasoline prices go on moving upwards.
They realize that there is no other choice except to fill up the gas because while searching for a suitable gas station, the tank would have become empty. Although it is quite clear that higher gasoline prices are due to regular increases in the prices of crude oil, the major raw material, which when refined will yield many petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel. It is not clear why higher prices are being charged for these products already manufactured from crude oil before its price rises.
Gasoline manufacturers and distributors argue that the increase of finished products, such as gasoline prices needed increase because of increases in refining costs even when the crude oil prices were lower. However, their arguments are not convincing as they are not willing to sell their existing stocks of gasoline and diesel that were produced at old prices, before the refining costs went up.
They still argue that they had to charge more as they feel that replacing the present stocks of these finished products will cost more. They have no answer why are not selling the present stocks for less on those unusual situations when there is a reduction in crude oil prices, knowing full well that that they can replace it at a lower prices.
They continue to argue that fuel manufacturers continue to argue that had to pay more to refine the crude oil presently in stock. These types of arguments lead to constant increases in prices of gas and diesel. The soaring price of petroleum products is a worldwide phenomenon and the individual consumer has no say whatever in arresting the price increase.
As there is no end to these types of arguments of the producers of petroleum products, people, out of frustration, have started brewing fuels, known as ‘bio-diesel’ at home. Other vehicle owners are finding ways and means to increase their car mileage. The addition of certain fuel additives will completely consume the fuel and effectively increases the gas mileage, which increase the horsepower.
In addition, many technological improvements have introduced the concept of the usage of renewable energy, particularly solar energy to power the vehicles and electric cars are gaining in popularity these days.
In the present scenario when prices of gasoline are constantly on the rise, car owners are looking for various alternatives to improve car mileage by enhancing fuel economy. Fuel economy or gas mileage is expressed as miles traveled per gallon.
‘Hypermilling’ is the latest buzzword used for explaining several techniques and driving methods adopted to boost up ‘gas mileage’ or maximizing fuel economy. Those who practice this technique are called ‘Hypermillers’.
It became very popular during the 2000s due to the spurt in oil prices. One need not adopt any complicated methods to improve driving habits to achieve fuel efficiency; spectacular results can be achieved by following only a few simple ‘Hypermilling’ techniques.
Some of the techniques employed for improving car mileage are so apparent that many car owners may never think about them. For example, one drives to the fast food center for lunch. After reaching the place, he will sit in the car in the drive through lane waiting for his turn to place order for the food.
As he waits for 5 to 10 minutes, his car engine will be idling, which means it is still consuming gas and because of this all efforts to improve fuel economy will be wasted. In order to improve the fuel efficiency, he should park the car and go inside the fast food center to place order.
A car engine burns the same amount of gas as idling for 30 seconds. However, if the idling time is more than 30 seconds, it is advisable to switch off the ignition. In the same manner, there will be plenty of scope to avoid wastage of gasoline and improve car mileage by not keeping the car engine idling
Another example of ‘Hypermilling’ is waiting at the train tracks for a train to pass by. If it is going to be a long wait, the car driver should turn off of the ignition in order to improve gas mileage. Likewise, if the car has to wait for around 5 minutes at traffic light, it is better to switch of the car engine to save on gas.
There can be many such opportunities to turn off the car engine, like waiting for children to come out of the school. Some people take food along with them when they go to work instead of visiting restaurant or fast center so that they can save money not only on food but also eat healthy food. As he will not be taking out his car for lunch, there will also be a saving of money on gas.
There are many other ways to improve fuel efficiency or car mileage. Weight also contributes to fuel inefficiency as any extra weight uses additional energy. It is therefore necessary to remove all unnecessary items from the car.
Traveling light saves fuel. It is important to check tire pressure regularly. It is better to make sure that the tire pressure is at minimum, set as per manufacturer’s specifications. If the tire pressure is high, there will be less rolling resistance. The pressure is affected by the surrounding temperature.
As temperature drops, the tire pressure also gets reduced. Another important step in improving fuel efficiency is to keep a track of fuel consumption. A proper record of all fuel receipts, recording of distance traveled and fuel economy as expressed in miles per gallon should be kept in a notebook in order to monitor gas mileage from time to time.
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Most people have no idea that turning water into combustible hydrogen-oxygen fuel is a 200 plus years suppressed technology. One of the top selling books on water car was researched and written by James A. Robey back in 2006. Robey is the curator of the world’s first Water Fuel Museum, in Lexington, KY.
The last couple of months, the topic of an automobile running on water fuel have gained a lot of interest. This may be due to local gasoline price reaching its peak back in mid 2008.
Many car owners were having a tough time refueling their vehicle and maintaining their household budget. Many people were desperate for a solution to reduce their car fuel consumption. That is when the Gas 4 Free manual came about on the internet.
Reviewing Gas 4 Free E-book
When the program launched on the web, there were a lot of hype. Many people were very curious to know what the book is all about. Is Gas 4 Free a scam or is it real?
Honestly, I was very curious also and decided to purchase to book. Here’s what I found about the e-book.
The Gas 4 Free was written by Vic Lawson. Lawson’s background is a scientist, researcher, inventor and water-fuel consultant. Gas 4 Free is actually consists of 2 manuals. The guides are:
1) How to Convert Your Car to Use Water as Fuel – Water Hybrid Engine Technology
2) Save Even More Cash Using Advanced Hydrogen On-Demand Gas Saving Secrets.
The books are basically written for people who want to know how to convert their car or truck to use water together with gasoline, to double or even triple their vehicle mileage.
Here’s a list of 4 things Gas4Free promises to its readers:
1) A complete, Do It Yourself (DIY) systems that is affordable and simple to install which anyone can do it.
2) Just by using water with your gasoline or diesel engine to double or even triple your mileage.
3) Boost vehicle performance while cleaning the engine and preventing smog.
4) Learn how to get the government to pay you for using water fuel via refund through your IRS.
What Gas4Free All About?
Basically, Gas 4 Free is using a technology that has been about for years. It utilizes a simple, device to use the electricity from your car battery to separate water (H2O) into a gas known as HHO. HHO is also commonly known as Brown Gas and is very potent and burns more effectively and produces significant energy. The only waste product is pure water vapor.
In the first book, you will learn how to make a device which is capable of generating large amount of HHO. The device is known as the “Hydrolyzer”. The recommended building material is high temperature plastic which makes it very durable.
The heart of the device is the Max Cell. According to Gas 4 Free, this is the most efficient design for generating HHO gas. It has a better Brown Gas production rate compared to stainless steel spirals unit.
The next key component is the O2 sensor enhancer. This unit actually tricks the internal combustion engine into reducing fuel consumption all without major modification to the on board computer.
Other parts are basically safety systems such as safety bubbler, vacuum routing, mounting system, electrical fuse cut off and the ignition switch.
Gas 4 Free Review Conclusion
Even though Vic Lawson mentioned that the books are easy to read, our experience says otherwise. If you are not familiar with the workings of an automobile, you may find it quite hard to understand.
No doubt if a car mechanic were to read the manuals, he would not have any problems digesting the information.
One thing is for sure, the information is good, but if you do not take the effort to make the Hydrolyzer device, you will not see the true potential of using HHO to run your car.
Nonetheless, if you are looking for ideas on how to reduce your car fuel consumption, Gas 4 Free manuals may be a good fit for you.