US petrol price fluctuations - Wikipedia
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.
Minor repairs of the car does not usually require a lot of time or money. Often, however, we ignore this type of failure - after all, they are not dangerous, and nowadays many people find it difficult to find even a brief moment to drive the mechanics and to verify the minor faults. Of course, this is a mistake. Few serious problem, which will be mishandled, could adversely affect other mechanisms and systems of the car. So if the failure is not remedied, it is likely to contribute to a much larger damages, and hence - the cost of repairs will increase significantly. Often in such a situation replacement parts are required, which of course affects the final price of the service mechanic. Not so it is worth delaying the service of the car, even if the problem with him seems to be harmless.
You're going by car? Remember about
Summer is the time when we will be happy to travel. Many people choose when car - you can get quite big luggage, stop for a rest at any place, and on the way to visit all the interesting places that only see. However, this trip was a real pleasure, it is necessary to ensure the efficiency of the car. A thorough review before the trip is an excellent opportunity to catch any defects or prevent serious damage mechanisms and systems. So if you are planning a family vacation, remember about the car. In the end, the most important is the safety of our loved ones, and the only efficient car can provide it during the long route.