Sunday, May 18, 2008

Use Less Gas - 7 Tips

When you use less gas this means less trips to the pumps which in turn means you spend less money on fuel. With the way gas prices has been rising, its absolutely essential that you find ways of using less gas.

Here are some tips:

  1. Before you leave home, check the internet. Websites like and GasPriceWatch give you up to date gas prices at gas stations in your area and the difference can be as much as 10 cents which is a very significant savings.

  2. Move light - clean out the trunk of your car. Stuff that you don't need should be left at home because the junk in your trunk isn't helping your fuel economy.

  3. Check your tire pressure and make sure its properly inflated. Every 3 pounds under the recommended pressure your fuel efficiency drops by 1%.

  4. Have regular tune ups. A car in good shape will perform with better fuel efficiency.

  5. Drive at a steady pace. Erratic acceleration will cost your more fuel.

  6. Buy low octane - regular unleaded fuel is good enough unless you have a high performance vehicle.

  7. Pay with a credit card if you are getting back a rebate. Some places give you a gas card which could help you save on gas as well
Every little bit counts and every gallon of gas you save means significant savings for you so make sure you follow tips 1 to 7 so you can use less gas.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hydro 4000 - The Solution To High Gas Prices?

It works with water and comes with a $1200 price tag but can the Hydro 4000 save the world from high gas prices?

Although the technology is nothing new this device was recently featured on an NBC news affiliate and tested to see what it can really do.

The results of the test was amazing - the Hydro 4000 help increase gas mileage by a whopping 61% from 9 mpg to an amazing 21 mpg.

The way it works is explained in the video below of the news story that was featured on NBC.

The video also features:
  • The tests that were done with the Hydro 4000
  • How the technology works
  • The results of the test
  • Why you waste 15% of the gas you pay for everytime you drive
  • How the Hydro 4000 can help improve fuel efficiency and keep the environment clean.

Well it works and could be a real solution to rising gas prices. But $1200? Is there anything else?

Cheaper Alternatives to the Hydro 4000

Like I said the technology is nothing new and similar devices are being used which cost much less than the Hydro 4000...much, much less.

For over a year now persons have been hearing of these hydrogen conversion kits via which sells the plans to make a similar device. The plans cost less than $100 and are very simple to follow and use. You can find the material at any hardware store for $50 - $100 and you don't have to be a mechanic to put together the device but would help if you knew one.

There are also other sites that sell similar plans and I recommend going with because its more affordable and just about the same as the Water4Gas plans.

At least if it saves you $1000, its better than getting the Hydro 4000 and having to wait for a year to get back your savings.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Gas Prices Lower Only 2 Blocks Away?

Ever wonder why gas prices are different only two blocks away? I mean its the same city...shouldn't gas be the same price?

There are some reasons why this is so.

The nicer the neighbourhood, the more expensive gas may be since the owner of the station has to pay more for overheads due to steep property and land taxes. Also people in nicer neighborhoods are less sensitive to prices so they can afford to charge more for gas even if its just a few more cents.

Gas stations near the interstate can be more costly since there are more impulse buyers who will buy gas once they spot a gas station from the highway. If you go a bit off the interstate you would find that gas is much cheaper.

Gas stations that offer repair services generally charge more for gas.

A very helpful website that you can check to guage the price of gas at different gas stations throughout the US and Canada is

The website offers real time info and listings on where to find the cheapest gas so its a good idea to check this website first and shop around for the cheapest prices.

Converting Your Car To Run On Water

This is the latest alternative to help you save money on gas. By converting your car to run on water you can get better mileage.

This whole concept may sound amazing and unbelievable but it actually does work. You can actually adjust your car's fuel system to run on water by using a gas conversion kit like the one on

Here's a video of a guy who used the kit to turn his father's station wagon into a more fuel efficient vehicle.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gas Prices Rising.

In the last year alone gas prices have jumped at least 80 cents. The average price for a gallon of gas is now around $3.47 and is still rising.

Two of the principal causes of this is the weak economy and the fact that oil has risen to $110 per barrel.

This has left most motorists to look for cheaper alternatives such as biofuel and also very concious about the way they use their vehicles.

Saving gas today is one of the biggest concerns for almost everyone. There are lots of things you can do to save money on gas or increase fuel ecomony.

Like Water For Gas will give you tips on saving money on gas, gas conservation and alternative fuel sources. Like the concerned motorist that I know you are, you would find very useful information here that will help save you money every month and smile in the face of rising gas prices.