Lesser “big boys” on the road by 2011 

Lesser “big boys” on the road by 2011

That is, if the President and his administration gets their way. According to a news report in the Wall Street Journal, the Bush administration plans to subject the biggest vans and sport-utility vehicles to fuel economy standards by 2011 for the first time. These plans include exempting pickup trucks, which constitute the vast majority of vehicles over 8,500 pounds.

The largest SUVs, vans and trucks — those weighing between 8,500 and 10,000 pounds — have been exempt from fuel economy rules since they were set in the 1970s.

It looks like GM will suffer a huge brunt of these new rules, with products like the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL and Hummer H2. Apparently, requiring these vehicles to improve their mileage would save a half-billion gallons of fuel in 2011 and would cost manufacturers $900 to $2,800 per vehicle. The new rules could force automakers to use lighter materials and use advanced-tech systems to save fuel.

Speaking of lowering your fuel expenses, the best way to do this is to drive a smaller, more fuel efficient car. And making sure that your vehicle is well-maintained and has excellent working auto parts. A minor problem like a leak or misaligned wheels can easily chip away at your pockets. For he best auto parts like Chevy wheels, Toyota lights, Volvo radiators or BMW starters, just trusted online auto parts store Auto Parts Corner.

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