Posts Tagged 'gas'

Scooter and moped financing? Yeah, we do that.



Nothing beats back the high price of gas than a vehicle that can get upwards of 70-100 miles per gallon.

Now that fuel prices are what they are, people are considering the moped/scooter (which do you say? I like scooters, just because mopeds are cycles with pedals) as a serious transportation option. A helmet, a few lessons, and you’re off – zipping around town.

Europeans take mopeds very seriously: the United Kingdom offers rural Englanders scooter options for work transportation, while some European brands are so famous and iconic they warrant movie appearances.

American credit unions are getting in on the act, offering special financing for scooters to promote their fuel-economy advantages. And why not? The great fuel mileage, the low cost of insurance, and the affordable price (even gangs!) make a moped an attractive choice. Just make sure you follow your state’s local scooter laws.

Locally, you have options. There are places in Jackson, Chelsea, and Battle Creek that sell motorscooters. I found them using a simple Google search, but there are some motorcycle shops that sell scooters. Financing? We do that, too.

Are you a moped owner? Are you thinking about getting one? Let us know in the comments!


Got gas? Interesting fuel news



Feeling the pinch at the pump? Who isn’t? I just noticed prices went down today to about $4.00 a gallon from $4.15 or so.

SmartMoney lists nine ways to help save on fuel costs, including the no-brainers like slowing down and checking your tire pressure.

But here’s something interesting: some of the old-school gas pumps can’t charge more than $3.99/gallon because of the way they’re designed. Some stations have to charge so much for a half gallon. Weird. Check out the story at the New York Times. The government gives stores the go-ahead to charge by half gallons, “provided they can prove that they have ordered new pump computers that can handle prices up to $9.99 a gallon.”

Ten bucks a gallon?


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