Squeeze more savings out of the gas pump this summer

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ARA With gas prices on an eternal upswing and the summer driving season in full force, drivers are looking for ways to alleviate the pain at the pump. Some simple steps can make a big difference in your fuel economy so you can save money and get the most out of every gallon. Start with… Read more »

Cheaper gas not enough to boost summer driving

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Chris Kahn AP NEW YORK (AP) — Cheaper gas won’t be enough to get many more Americans on the road this summer. They’re still too worried about their jobs and the economy. Economists and tourism experts are expecting only a small uptick in summer travelers. Gas prices are lower, but still high enough to keep… Read more »

High gas prices boosting the sales of scooters

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By STEVEN COLE SMITH The Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Scooters, which originally became popular in the United States in the 1950s more as a fashion accessory than as serious transportation, are gaining a new popularity with people like Dr. Richard Bromberg, who is spending more time traveling the roads of Fort Lauderdale astride his… Read more »

Ford rolling out smallest engine ever in face of rising gas prices

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By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce its smallest engine ever by 2013, part of the race to improve fuel economy across the industry. Ford said Thursday it’s working on a one-liter, three-cylinder engine that will be available in small cars globally. Ford didn’t say which cars… Read more »

Mileage on your mind? Some best in class choices

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By Steven Cole Smith The Orlando Sentinel With regular gasoline averaging about $3.50 in gallon in Florida — and with no obvious market forces in sight that would drop the price much in the near future — new-car customers may be revising plans for their next purchase, moving “gets good mileage” to the top of… Read more »