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Popular Mechanics

“How to Monitor Your Fuel Economy in Real Time”

Popular Mechanics - Mike Allen

Tinkering with new mpg monitoring gadgets (not the “mega-efficient” gas savers he’s debunked time and again), PM’s senior auto editor reminds us of maybe the most obvious—if overlooked—advice when it comes to today’s hell at the pump: Believe you can save gas, and you will. Pick up a cheap toy for the garage, change your driving habits, and you’ll see more efficiency on your very next trip.


“Put it in hyperdrive”

MoneySense Magazine -

As an automotive writer, I get to test drive lots of hot new cars. But once my test drives are over, I slide back behind the wheel of a decidedly unfashionable, gas-sucking minivan. As fuel prices rocketed this past year, I found myself paying outlandish amounts to fill up my 2004 Chevy Venture and wondering what I could do to numb the pain.


“Answers to Your Hypermiling Questions”

WBAL TV - Chafe and Mendis

Steve Chafe is a hypermiler — someone who tries to exceed his car’s EPA fuel economy rating.

PC Magazine

“8 Geeky Ways to Save Gas”

PC Magazine - Erik Rhey

Sure, you could just go out and buy a hybrid. Or trade in your sedan for a Schwinn. But beyond the expensive or impractical solutions, there are ways you can use your tech-savviness to stretch your gas dollar. Since you’re a PC Mag reader, you already know you’re smarter than most others on the road. So prove it by applying your geekiness to a good cause—keeping money in your pocketbook. Here are some of our favorite high-tech tips for saving gas, starting with the easy and working up to the truly geeky.

The Vancouver Sun

“Gadget Helps Save Gas”

The Vancouver Sun -

Enhance fuel efficiency: How is it that Linear Logic’s Scan Gauge 2, a car diagnostics computer — a patently unsexy gadget and not even new to boot — resides at the top of the sales charts of online retailer Well, in light of rising gas prices, it seems consumers are finding any edge they can to combat fuel wastage; or as James Carville once said, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

The Washington Post

“Adventures in Hypermiling”

The Washington Post - Nancy Trejos

Hypermiling is changing your driving behavior to coax better gas mileage out of your car. Hypermilers do such things as drive slowly, brake as little as possible and limit their use of the air conditioner to save fuel.

Popular Mechanics

“10 Quick Fuel Efficiency Tips to Beat the Gas Crunch”

Popular Mechanics - Benjamin Jones

The summer season of highway hell has officially arrived—and $4/gallon prices at the pump certainly aren’t making life on the road any easier. As the next generation of hypermilers develops new ways to hack your car’s fuel economy, our guest MPG geek breaks down the vehicle mods, driving habits and common-sense fixes you need to know to max out your tank.

Time Magazines

“Save Money on Gas – Buy a Fuel Monitor”

TIME Magazine - Anita Hamilton

Don’t let record-high fuel prices break your vacation budget. You probably already know that being a miser with the air-conditioning, keeping your tires properly inflated and getting a tune-up will all improve your mileage. Here are other smart ways to scrimp:


“How to lower the pain at the pump”

CNN - Jen Haley

…Changing from an aggresive hard accelerating, hard braking, driving style to a more relaxed style incorporating gentle acceleration and cruise control on the highway, can improve fuel efficiency by as much as 35 percent, according to an study.

A scan gauge can help determine the fuel efficiency of your car, according to Phillip Reed of

“How To Drive Green Without Buying a New Car” - Andrew Egan

Techies might want to invest in the  ScanGauge. It plugs into the On-Board Diagnostic port located under a car’s dash, reads your car’s computer and allows you to monitor fuel consumption, coolant temperature and engine speed, among other measures.

The New York Times

“These Back-Seat Drivers Are Moving Up Front”

The New York Times - Anne Eisenberg

How’s your driving? If you’re ready for a blunt, detailed answer to that question, computer-based gadgets selling for $200 or less will provide it.


“Find out what your car is really doing”

c|net - Candace Lombardi

In a software-driven world, it’s easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it’s cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet,, and GameSpot. E-mail her at She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.