With own car abroad
Traveling abroad is an excellent idea for a holiday. During this tour you can learn many interesting things about the inhabitants of other countries, get to know the local culture and see for yourself the famous sights. Those who plan to take such a trip in his own car, however, should be well prepared. And it is not about clean air - although certainly increase the comfort - but most of all to check the efficiency of the car. Eliminating even a small defect can protect car against serious damage, and thus guard against problems when traveling abroad. It should be remembered that the proper auto is a guarantee of safety, so it is not worth to postpone visits to the mechanic.
North America and their gasoline
From 1998 to 2004, the price of gasoline fluctuated between $1 and $2 USD per U.S. gallon. After 2004, the price increased until the average gas price reached a high of $4.11 per U.S. gallon in mid-2008, but receded to approximately $2.60 per U.S. gallon by September 2009. More recently, the U.S. experienced an upswing in gas prices through 2011, and by 1 March 2012, the national average was $3.74 per gallon.
In the United States, most consumer goods bear pre-tax prices, but gasoline prices are posted with taxes included. Taxes are added by federal, state, and local governments. As of 2009, the federal tax is 18.4? per gallon for gasoline and 24.4? per gallon for diesel (excluding red diesel). Among states, the highest gasoline tax rates, including the federal taxes as of 2005, are New York (62.9?/gal), Hawaii (60.1?/gal), and California (60?/gal). However, many states' taxes are a percentage and thus vary in amount depending on the cost of the gasoline.
About 9% of all gasoline sold in the US in May 2009 was premium grade, according to the Energy Information Administration. Consumer Reports magazine says, "If (your owner?s manual) says to use regular fuel, do so?there?s no advantage to a higher grade." The Associated Press said premium gas?which is a higher octane and costs more per gallon than regular unleaded?should be used only if the manufacturer says it is "required". Cars with turbocharged engines and high compression ratios often specify premium gas because higher octane fuels reduce the incidence of "knock", or fuel pre-detonation. The price of gas varies during the summer and winter months.
Where to find the appropriate car parts?
If we have a very rare car certainly our car can be the object of envy from friends, family or even strangers. Often, however, it can happen that a limited edition produced cars very hard to find the right car parts. Currently the easiest special parts can be found for example on the Internet, due to the fact that recently there are extremely many sites advertising of this kind offers. The problem may also occur with the installation of such parts, because not every mechanic to take orders for all cars. Such problems are best to consider when choosing a car already.