Written by Pierre Schexneider M. Ed.

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What Do We Pay for in a Gallon of Regular Grade? Federal, State, and local taxes are a large component ofrepparttar retail price of gasoline. Taxes (not including county and local taxes) account for approximately 27 percent ofrepparttar 144737 cost of a gallon of gasoline. Within this national average, Federal excise taxes are 18.4 cents per gallon and State excise taxes average about 21 cents per gallon. 2 Also, eleven States levy additional State sales and other taxes, some of which are applied torepparttar 144738 Federal and State excise taxes. Additional local county and city taxes can have a significant impact onrepparttar 144739 price of gasoline. Refining costs and profits comprise about 15% ofrepparttar 144740 retail price of gasoline. This component varies from region to region due torepparttar 144741 different formulations required in different parts ofrepparttar 144742 country. Distribution, marketing and retail dealer costs and profits combined make up 14% ofrepparttar 144743 cost of a gallon of gasoline. Fromrepparttar 144744 refinery, most gasoline is shipped first by pipeline to terminals near consuming areas, and then loaded into trucks for delivery to individual stations. Some retail outlets are owned and operated by refiners, while others are independent businesses that purchase gasoline for resale torepparttar 144745 public. The price onrepparttar 144746 pump reflects bothrepparttar 144747 retailerís purchase cost forrepparttar 144748 product andrepparttar 144749 other costs of operatingrepparttar 144750 service station. It also reflects local market conditions and factors, such asrepparttar 144751 desirability ofrepparttar 144752 location andrepparttar 144753 marketing strategy ofrepparttar 144754 owner.

Pierre Schexneider is president of The Schexneider Group, LLC an E-commerce consulting business. As a consultant his research abilities have afforded him many opportunities to expand his knowledge base. For gas saving tips please visit: http://www.how2saveongas.com/gastips

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS Plus the Chevrolet Performance and Aftermarket Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

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The TrailBlazer SSís engine has a composite intake manifold used in other mid-size trucks and was adapted torepparttar LS2 to help produce balanced torque and horsepower within packaging parameters. The engine also hasrepparttar 144536 Trailblazer's trademark pass-through oil pan. The panís cast-in passage allowsrepparttar 144537 front differentialís half-shaft to run throughrepparttar 144538 pan instead of under it. This helps keeprepparttar 144539 engine mounted lower inrepparttar 144540 chassis for better balance and a lower center of gravity. There also is a stylish SS-specific engine cover, radiator support cover and coordinated air induction box. Backingrepparttar 144541 6.0L V-8 is a new Hydra-Matic 4L70-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. It debuts inrepparttar 144542 TrailBlazer SS and was developed to handlerepparttar 144543 high horsepower and high torque loads of performance-oriented light-duty vehicles. Special high-strength and heat-treated materials are used throughoutrepparttar 144544 4L70-E to ensure it delivers smooth, dependable shifting. Partstrain manufactures and sells aftermarket performance products and accessories for GM vehicles. Partstrain strives to berepparttar 144545 ultimate source for performance products and accessories for most GM vehicles.

Parts train's product line-up forrepparttar 144546 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS includes Engine system, Electrical system, Header, Exhaust, Hoods, Hubcaps, multiple Body Kit designs, Suspension, Condensers, Bumpers, Radiator Support, Spoiler, Catalytic Converter, and a variety of additional upgrades that complimentrepparttar 144547 car.

Its extensive array of maximum quality Toyota Replacement Parts and great wholesale deals await you at http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByVehicle/GMC . A wide variety of maximum quality Chevrolet Replacement Parts, Aftermarket Parts, Performance Parts and great wholesale deals await you in our online store. In case you have any difficulties in choosing Chevrolet Parts, its friendly customer service representatives are ready to serve you.

Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as a Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country today.

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