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If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle then you want to be sure your looking at vehicles with locking gas caps. The reason is simple, if you are purchasing a new or used vehicle to get better gas mileage than you want a locking gas cap on that vehicle to protect your investment. Making sure your new vehicle is equipped with a locked gas cap is like hiring a security guard for your gas tank.

Most new vehicles come equipped already with locking gas caps, to help maximize the money you will be spending in your gas tank. The feature of the locked gas cap will allow you to control who is putting gas in your tank and have peace of mind that there will be no theft or contamination when it comes to your new vehicles gas tank. Many times unlocked gas tanks are subject to be burglarized especially newer cars, and especially since everyone is paying a higher price at the pump. Making sure that you purchased your vehicle with a locking gas cap assurance that your gas will remain in your tank. Also, a locked gas cap means there will be no contamination to your tank whether through vandalism or a non secure gas cap. You will know every time you lock your gas cap that your tank is secure and protected.

If you are purchasing a pre-owned vehicle you still want to make sure that your gas tank is locked for the same reasons. If your vehicle does not come equipped with locking gas caps then you might want to consider the purchase of a locking gas cap. Even though you have purchased a pre-owned vehicle it is still an investment that needs every protection it can have to allow you to get the most for your money. For almost every make and model you can purchase locking gas caps. There are several styles of these gas caps for you to choose the best for your vehicle. Your new to you car is important and doing every little thing to help get the most for your money in your purchase is important and have the security of knowing that your gas tank is locked with one of these gas caps can help take a load off of your mind.

Knowing that you can go to sleep tonight and not have to be concerned about your gas tank being the next one to be targeted for theft is assuring. A locked gas cap can give you peace of mind as you are at the pump filling up that you don’t have to be concerned with someone taking your gas. Also you don’t have to worry about that new tank being contaminated in anyway because you have done all you can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Doing what it takes to keep your gas and your new or pre-owned vehicle investment safe is easy when you make the choice to use locking gas caps.

Sick of seeing your hard-earned money going into your gas tank? Fight back! Here are five easy things that you can do to start saving money on your gas bills today.

1. Get the extra weight out of your car. Every extra pound that your engine has to carry means fewer miles per gallon of gas. So, if you’re still carrying snow chains in the middle of summer, ditch them! Tools you rarely use (tools are heavy!) – leave them at home! All the gear from your last camping trip – put it away! What is in your car right now that is just costing you gas mileage? Get it out of there, and start saving on your gas bills right now.

2. Drive the speed limit. The US Department of Energy reports that every 5 mph over 55 mph costs you 25 cents for each gallon of gas. If you have a 20-gallon gas tank, and you tend to cruise along at 70 mph, you are spending an extra $15 every time you fill your gas tank. (15 mph over 55 = $0.75 multiplied by 20 gallons.) The math isn’t pretty! Definitely not the way to save money on your gas bills!

3. Don’t sit around with your engine idling. How many miles per gallon are you getting while you let engine idle? NONE! You’re just burning up expensive gas, while you’re going nowhere. Many gas analysts say that if you will be sitting for more than 1-2 minutes, you will use less gas to re-start your engine than to leave it idling. Turn off that engine to save on your gas bills!

4. Be sure your gas tank has a properly fitting gas cap. Again from the US Department of Energy: more than 15% of all cars have no gas cap at all! Gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially in warm weather. If you don’t have a properly fitting gas cap in your car, you are not only not saving money on your gas bills – you are letting your gas money disappear into thin air!

5. Investigate systems for burning water in your gas or diesel engine. A simple water-burning conversion kit could save you 50% or more on your gas costs. This is the most effective strategy for saving money on your gas bills.

If you haven’t already heard about converting your gas or diesel engine to run on water (sometimes also called hydrogen converters), you owe it to yourself to learn more now. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive to convert to a water-burning engine, and there are dozens of systems available for doing it.

You don’t have to spend a lot of time looking for information on how to save money on your gas bills by converting your gas or diesel engine to run on water. Just click below to see Marc Harrison’s favorite review and comparison of three top-rated systems for converting your engine to burn water.

Marc hated how much of his hard-earned money was going to the oil companies. He found a simple, powerful way to beat them at their own game, and he’s going to share that easy and effective little tool with everyone who wants to spend less money at the gas pump! You can see his favorite website for comparing gas-saving systems.

Have you ever considered making your own “homemade electricity”?

That this electricity power would then be free for you to use. Wow, what an interesting concept!

Every day, I’m sure you consume electricity energy, whether it is through the use of rechargeable cellphones, washer/dryer, televisions, your computers, microwaves, lights, dish washer, nifty MP3 players, home heating and air conditioning systems.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could furnish your own electricity power for all these appliances and bring your electricity bill to zero?

Probably, the BIG question in your mind at this moment – is building an electricity generator really possible for you? Does it work?

Yes!

Let’s discuss briefly some important things concerning electricity.

Just like heat and light, electricity is a very common form of energy. Electricity sources occur naturally all around us, but however, most produce only very little power and often it is difficult to harness. Consider for example, consider the static electricity that quite often happens when you walk across the room on carpets.

Well, aren’t we fortunate that a universal law concerning energy is that it can be converted from one power form to another? So, the electricity energy you experience around you is merely a product of converting available energy sources into the form of flowing electricity. The main advantage of this universal law is that electricity power generation can be produced on a small scale.

One of the most common ways to get your own homemade electricity is to get and use solar panels. These solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic cells, or put in more simple terms, light energy is converted to electricity through thin converters.

How is this accomplished? When rays of light rays from the sun strike the wafer-like converter, it activates the photovoltaic cells and produces a flow of electrons, which generates voltage. Even on a sunny day, the voltage generated from a single cell is quite small. For this reason, photovoltaic cells are either connected in series or parallel circuits, in order to turn out a higher voltage level.

You probably already know that solar panels have negative aspects. First consideration is that they are often rather expensive to buy and more expenses occur during installation. Secondly, compared to other electricity generators, solar power panels have a low electricity-producing efficiency rating. So if you plan to generate your own homemade electricity using photovoltaic solar panels, you might want to flex your wallet so it opens nice and wide.

Converting wind to electricity is another frequent way to produce your own homemade electricity. Usually, a wind generator is what is used in this process. In most situations, a dynamo wind generator (the generic term for any electrical motor or generator) is connected to a turbine that is driven to rotate by the wind’s force as it blows.

As the turbine rotates surrounded by a field of magnets, it harnesses the wind energy into electricity through the flow of electrons. The difficulty of wind generated electricity is that the turbines must be placed in strategic locations where the wind is of significant strength. Even so, compared to solar panels, wind generators provide a relatively higher electricity-producing efficiency rating.

Of course, you realize right off that solar panels and wind generators will not produce electricity if there is no sunlight or wind respectively. One solution to this problem is to store their generated energy in a series of batteries for times when there’s a cloudy day or the wind is still.

There are several viable options for generating your own homemade electricity. Wind, solar power, a magnetic electricity generator and a Tesla’s secret power machine are all available to you.

It’s highly recommended that you do more research into a homemade, magnetic electricity generator. Producing your own electricity could help you free yourself from the burden of the big electric corporations.

Electricity deregulation has opened up the marketplace in a number of states and has enabled consumers to choose from multiple electricity providers who now compete for their business. In areas where the electricity marketplace is still regulated, consumers have only one option when it comes to choosing an electricity provider (the incumbent). The point of deregulation is ultimately to reduce prices and by introducing competition and choice into the market.

Deregulation: Here is what it means to you.

The company that maintains the wires that come to your home or business, delivers the electricity to your home, reads your meter, sends you a bill, repairs the wires after a storm, and the company that you call for customer service if you have any kind of problem is called your incumbent electricity company. Regardless of where you live, your incumbent electricity company will probably NOT change.

The only thing that may change (if you so choose) is your choice of the company that actually produces the electricity that your incumbent electricity company delivers to your home or business. Numerous electricity providers maintain generating facilities (coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, hydroelectric) that produce the electricity which is then delivered to “the grid”.

Deregulation simply means that you can choose the specific electricity generating and supply company from which you purchase your electricity. Maybe you prefer solar, wind or some other alternative energy for its “green” nature. Maybe you simply want the lowest price. Maybe you own stock in a certain company so you want to also be their customer. Whatever reason you may have, in states that have deregulated their electricity marketplace, you are now permitted to choose the company that produces the electricity that your incumbent electricity delivers to you.

There are three basic steps in getting the consumer electricity:

  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution

The generation of electricity is accomplished by providers that have some sort of power generating means, whether that is nuclear, coal, fossil fuels, wind, solar or various other types. When a provider generates power and places that power into the federal/state grid, they have a right to sell that power to any consumer willing to pay their price.

Transmission of electricity is the act of sending that power at high voltages to various distribution points for use. These are the high voltage lines most people associate with the big towers that cut through landscapes around the country.

Finally, distribution is the act of delivering that power to the end user or consumer. This is usually the company that most people think of as their “electric company.” It is also known as the “incumbent.”

So, we have the generators of power, the transmitters of power and the suppliers of power.

Consumers Now Have Choices

Seemingly overnight, consumers in deregulated states have gone from having no choice at all, to having an abundance of choices. Each state has different companies to choose from. Each company has different rates for different size customers. Just like mortgage companies, each electricity company usually offers fixed rate or variable rate plans, and customers should know the advantages and risks that are inherent with each type of payment plan.

Deregulated electricity in a number of states across America has caused a lot of confusion and a lot of opportunity to both save money and to make money.

Numerous companies and thousands of sales people are knocking on doors, calling on the phone, emailing people, advertising on TV and radio as well as in newspapers, magazines and, seemingly, everywhere else. They all promise savings. They all say that they are better than their competitors. They all say that you should buy your electricity from them, rather than from their competition. It can be confusing.

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