Tag Archives: mileage

Fuel Consumption Trip Computers

Fuel consumption trip computers are now commonplace in many automobiles, trucks and recreational vehicles, but are they accurate? Do they really display the actual miles per gallon that you have been achieving? Well, yes and no.  The auto industry’s O.E.M. standard on-board computer display is not a scientific measuring device.  Some of its input data comes from

New Diesels. Gas Usage Down. Oil Drops. Yippee!

By Bob Difley It was good news when Mercedes Benz announced that they are building three new SUVs with the new wave of diesel engines that use low-sulfur diesel fuel (the cleanest burning diesels in history). Though diesel fuel now costs more than gasoline, it can get up to 33% more miles per gallon and