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As the Temperature Drops Watch Your Tire Pressure: Frugal Fix

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My truck reminded me this morning that colder evening temperatures means the loss of tire pressure. The cold causes your tires to contract and you’ll lose about 1 pound of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit drop in temperature. My vehicles have TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems on them to warn you when […]

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Speed Kills…Your Gas Mileage that is. Hypermiling for Noobies.

On my recent good old fashioned family trip to the Oregon Coast we roadtripped down in our VW SportWagen TDI.  I had hundreds of miles to cover and while on the freeway I figured I’d test out some different techniques to see if I could maximize our already excellent gas mileage. We normally get about […]

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