Tag Archives: hybrid

When life’s changes mean buying a new car

On Tuesday, I traded in my old compact car for a bigger car with better gas mileage. That sounds weird to say. Typically, people trade in big, gas guzzling vehicles for zippy little cars that are more friendly to the wallet … Continue reading

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Saving money and the environment using the RTC’s eco-driving tips

If you drive everyday or are thinking about hopping in the car for a road trip during the upcoming holiday weekend… Accelerate and stop your car gently. Doing so can help you save more than $1 per gallon of gas, … Continue reading

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Clean air stickers can transfer ownership, not vehicles

Today’s Street Smarts topic, borrowed from the Department of Motor Vehicle’s weekly newsletter, is about clean air stickers for hybrid vehicles. If you buy a used Toyota Prius that has such a sticker attached to its bumper, can you transfer … Continue reading

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