Monthly Archives: July 2016

Auto Repair Chandler: Alternative Fuels Are Gaining Traction

Auto Repair Chandler: Alternative Fuels Are Gaining Traction

The average price of conventional gasoline at the pump is currently between $3.60 and $3.70 a gallon. With persistently increasing prices, alternative fuels are increasing in popularity. Popular alternative fuels can produce the same results as standard gasoline, but at a fraction of the price. Because of the amount of energy needed in a car, the fuel must be in fairly portable form, i.e. a liquid or solid. Internal combustion engines need clean burning fuels in order to maintain optimal efficiency, and the cleanest burning fuels are either gases or liquids. Hence, both conventional fuels and alternative fuels are--almost without exception--liquids. Biofuels are among the foremost of the alternative fuels. Included in this group are options such as biodiesel, green diesel, and vegetable oil. Biodiesel is advantageous because, just as sugar is biodegradable, so is biodiesel. It's one-tenth as lethal as salt, and possesses a very low t ... read more

Jerry Seinfeld and the $121,000 Beetle

Jerry Seinfeld and the $121,000 Beetle

  Thank you, crazy car people! exclaimed Jerry Seinfeld as he walked on stage at todays Gooding & Company auction. Next to Sundays Amelia Island Concours, the Seinfeld show was the weekends most eagerly anticipated event. The Show was a lot of 18 cars mostly Porsches that the comedian was selling from his collection. By 1 p.m. on Friday, the large Gooding tent held a standing-room-only crowd. The portable air conditioners were incapable of overcoming the human heat load, so people stood there, fanning themselves and waiting for the celebrity. Seinfeld did not disappoint. His opening line drew applause as did the follow up explanation. I wanted to be with here with you, he said, with the people who enjoy these cars. I want to see joy on the faces of the winning bidders. If it could have, the crowd would have hugged him and then kissed him when he said, Im not a collector to make money. Auctioneer Charlie Ross, a sharp-witted Brit who knows how to work a crowd, pounced on Sein ... read more

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