Primer to CleanMPG I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and prospective members of CleanMPG. Whatever your reason for hypermiling, whether it is raising your fuel economy, lowering your costs and emissions, reducing foreign oil imports, or simply trying to lower your blood pressure while driving, we are here to help. Hypermiling is a term coined by Wayne Gerdes (xcel) and was recognized by Oxford University Press as their 2008 Word of the Year. All new and prospective members should read Beating the EPA - The Why's and How's to Hypermile , which is an excellent article authored by Wayne Gerdes describing the EPA mileage tests, how hypermiling can allow everyone to beat the EPA estimates, and many hypermiling techniques in detail. There are many members that will testify as to the effectiveness of this method of driving. The ScanGaugeII is an extremely compact automotive computer designed to read and display information about your vehicle in real time. One of the many benefits of membership here is the qualification to be part of a group buy which can add custom programming for your particular vehicle as well as other perks. It can be purchased on the CleanMPG Homepage or directly through Linear Logic's website. Other excellent articles related to hypermiling include Driving Under Pressure, an excellent article authored by Sgt. Dave Storton posted on Officer.com, detailing why higher tire pressure is not only safe, but could indeed save your life. Although drafting is discussed at times, it is not endorsed or condoned by CleanMPG. Please stay a minimum three car lengths away from a semi or observe the illustrated “No Zone” placard placed on the rear doors of many semi tractor- trailers. To help you get around CleanMPG itself, we have several excellent articles on hand. Should the server ever be busy, Dan has made a thread: How To - The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later., detailing how we can all survive these down-times. Fanamingo has created a very good post showing how to link your mileage log to your signature: How To - Link your Mileage Log to your Signature. Also, here is how to upload pictures to the CleanMPG Gallery: Upload Pictures. If you're in the market for a new fuel efficient car: The 10 most fuel-efficient new automobiles available in America. We have an excellent general guide to buying used fuel-efficient vehicles: What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile? We have many detailed articles that members have written on how to hypermile specific vehicles. 2000-2003 Toyota Prius 2004-2009 Toyota Prius 2006-present Honda Civic Hybrid Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Toyota Prius-III Revealed... new details CleanMPG Previews the 2010 Honda Insight-II If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask. Someone once said, “The only foolish question is the one not asked.” The administrators and moderators strive to keep CleanMPG a family friendly community. If you have an issue with treatment or content, please contact one of us directly by PM or email.