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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.



3 On Your Side: Kia and Hyundai Overstate Fuel Economy, Owners To Get Debit Cards

Do you consider gas mileage when buying a new car? Well, if you bought a Kia or Hyundai over the past few years, what you expected to get in mileage and what you’ll actually get may be two different things.



3 On Your Side: Honda Owner Wins Mileage Claim Lawsuit

When buying a new car, truck or SUV, how much consideration do you give to the mileage claims? At least one driver found that what the mileage promised may not be what you actually get. She took her car maker to court, and she won.


Pennsylvanians Can Save Big Bucks With New Fuel Economy Standards

An environmental group says Pennsylvanians stand to save big bucks, an average of $200 per year per person, in the coming years under proposed fuel standards for cars.


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Goodyear May Have A Solution To Keep Your Tires Inflated Permanently

It can be a real chore to keep your car’s tires inflated properly — even though doing so can improve your fuel economy. But one company is working on a solution that would make stopping at the air pump a thing of the past.


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Obama Assigns Task Force To Investigate Soaring Gas Prices

Filling up a 15 gallon tank will cost about $60, $14 more than it cost just six months ago. President Obama wants to find out why prices have spiked and he has designated a task force to investigate possible fraud in energy markets.


The Chevy Volt doesn't fare well in the Consumer Reports Cars Issue (by Ed Fischer)

Consumer Reports Puts Foreign Cars Atop Fuel Economy List

This special issue contains profiles of 250 vehicles, says auto editor Jonathan Linkov. “The manufacturers that have small cars that are available are going to be the ones who win out because when prices go up to $4, $5 a gallon people do flock into the small cars.”