15 Dec 2022

Do you use more fuel at start-up than idling?

2 years ago 8 4

This is one that divides opinion even in the face of reason; do you use more fuel at start up than when you idle your car?

Isaac Bober 8
fuel consumption testing - rolling road
05 Nov 2018

What is the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)?

6 years ago 0 1

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure is now in-force in Europe but what is it? Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Isaac Bober 0
are manual transmissions more fuel efficient
12 Mar 2018

Myth-Busting: Manual transmissions are more fuel efficient

6 years ago 10 1

This one relates to fuel economy with many holding to the belief that a manual is more fuel efficient than the same car with an automatic. So, are manual transmissions more fuel efficient?

Isaac Bober 10
05 Mar 2018

Myth-Busting: You should use higher octane fuel…

6 years ago 11 2

Higher octane fuel costs more than regular unleaded, but is it worth using 98RON if your car is recommended for 91RON, many say that you should. So, should you?

Isaac Bober 11
12 Feb 2018

Myth-Busting: Coasting in neutral can save you fuel?

6 years ago 17 0

Coasting in Neutral is claimed to save you fuel, but does it? And, should you rest your hand on a manual gear shifter?

Isaac Bober 17
petrol prices
29 Jan 2018

Myth-Busting: Should you fill your tank with fuel in the morning?

6 years ago 5 1

Have you ever been told to fill your car with fuel in the morning when it’s cooler, or that hot temperatures will cause your fuel tank to explode?

Isaac Bober 5
does rolling down the windows use more fuel than running the air-con
22 Jan 2018

Myth-Busting: Lowering the windows uses more fuel than air-con?

6 years ago 9 0

Another one that every man and their dog will swear is the case, and one way or the other… does rolling down the windows use more fuel than running the air-con?

Isaac Bober 9
Fuel consumption
15 Dec 2017

The ACCC calls for introduction of real-world fuel consumption testing… but has it got it all wrong?

7 years ago 1 0

The ACCC is calling for the introduction of real-world fuel consumption testing, but there’s a better way, says the UN.

Isaac Bober 1
petrol prices
27 Dec 2016

How is fuel consumption measured and is it accurate?

7 years ago 8 19

What is fuel consumption, how is it measured and is it accurate?

Isaac Bober 8
Citroen C4 Cactus
03 Mar 2016

Citroen C4 Cactus claims bragging rights as most efficient non-hybrid vehicle on sale in Australia

8 years ago 3 0

The Citroen C4 Cactus is on-sale this month and has claimed bragging rights as the country’s most efficient non-hybrid or electric vehicle according to the Government.

Isaac Bober 3
Why premium fuel is a waste of money for most cars
01 Oct 2015

Are you being ripped off on claimed fuel consumption? No!

9 years ago 3 0

In the wake of #dieselgate there are now reports that consumers are being ripped off with cars that use far more fuel than their claimed fuel consumption.

Robert Pepper 3
Honda Civic sets fuel consumption record
07 Jul 2015

Honda Civic sets lowest fuel consumption Guinness World Records

9 years ago 1 0

A Honda Civic has set a new Guinness World Records title for the lowest fuel consumption for all cars in the 24 contiguous European Union countries, averaging 2.34L/100km over 13,419km.

Isaac Bober 1