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The Bell Performance Blog
Information for Fuel Consumers and Drivers in the Know

Why is Gas so cheap now? - Cheap Gas from Cheap Oil Part 2 (Is It Good or bad?)


Why are oil prices so low during the global pandemic? Cheap gas from cheap oil - Part 1


The History of the Lamborghini


What To Expect from new cars in 2020


How to Maintain Your Car's Air Conditioner


Bosch's (Potentially) game-changing diesel breakthrough for 2020


The Real Racing Story of Ford v. Ferrari


Engine Oil Additives that work


When do you need an engine oil flush?


Is there a low oil pressure additive?


Lawnmower Care


How to Prepare Your Car for your next road trip (2019 edition)


How to Fix Bad Gas in a Car


What does a fuel stabilizer do?


Common fuel-related small engine problems


Small Engine Fuel Stabilizers: what you need (and don't need)


President Trump: New Steps Towards An E15 Future


Winterizing an RV: Treat it right this winter


An Update On 2018 Hurricane Season - Gordon, Florence, and What To Expect Next


Self-driving cars: the auto industry speaks


Where does the oil for your fuel come from?


This year's summer driving forecast


The Life and Mysterious Life of Rudolf Diesel


Trump Administration looks to change fuel economy standards


Fuel treatment for boats in 2018


Self-Driving Car Fleets by 2019?


The Car's Early History


World Cities that Seek to Be Car-Free


Still driving a 1998 Camry? You could have a classic car


Is ethanol-free gas bad for your car?


Self-Driving Car Update: The Future Is Now?


Avoiding Home Heating Oil Problems in 2018


A Bell Legend Passed - Our Tribute to Dr. Christian Clausen


Don't let heating oil sludge give you headaches this winter


Don't Fall Into These Winter Driving Traps


Winter Heating Oil Additives and Other Steps For Your Heating System


When Is Engine Oil Consumption Considered Excessive? James on Engines #6


How to Thaw Frozen Gas Lines in a Car


Classic Cars, Ethanol, and Our Master Mechanic


Three Ways To Protect Your Tankless Water Heater This Winter


Water in Gas Tank? Symptoms Explained


Can I Use Last Year's Gas in My Generator?


Using a Fuel Additive for Old Gas


Tips for Choosing the Best Motor Oil for Your Classic Car


Fuel Problems Most Classic Car Owners Face


What to do about your classic car oil leak


Car Batteries and Other Classic Car Electrical Problems


Classic Car Batteries & Electrical Problems


Retuning Your Classic Car for Today's Gas


Gas for antique cars: things to consider


Storing Your Generator For Future Use


Hurricane Irma vs. Hurricane Andrew


Boat fuel additives: watch out


Does oil help with noisy engines?


How Carbon Deposits Are Formed In An Engine


Recent Motorcycle Safety Innovations


More Comparisons of Multi-Purpose Grease


Different Lubricating Greases For Different Needs


Will You Pay More At The Pump This Summer?


Running Your Car On Vegetable Oil?


Getting Ready for Boating Season


Synthetic Oils In Classic Cars


How to Clean a Diesel Engine


Should You Clean Your Car's Engine?


Fuel Additives for Storage Are Not All the Same


Stabilizer Additives For The Gas You Store At Home


Diesel Fuel System Cleaners


Self-Driving Cars and Better Gas Mileage


How do you know when a car needs an oil change?


Sparkless Gas Engines: The Line Between Gas and Diesel Is Getting Blurry


Fuel Supplements: What's In A Name?


The Low Down on Gas Treatments for Cars


Do You Need An Ethanol Fuel Treatment?


Can A Bad Exhaust Cause Rough Idle?


Black Friday Fun


Boutique gasolines explained


How to know if you've got engine deposits


How to get a snowblower ready for winter


How do cold flow improvers work?


Biodiesel Problems - What You May Not Know


Detergents in gasoline can make a big difference to your car


How to use gas treatments


Why people buy the gas they do


Are ethanol issues still a concern?


Put money back in your pocket – Premium vs. Regular gas


Gas shortage in the Southeast - What's the outlook?


Avoiding Home Heating Oil Problems


How to store fuel (to make sure it's ready when you need it)


Recommendations for Performing a Diesel Engine Flush


Your Leaf Blower, Ethanol Fuel and What You Need To Know


Self-Driving Car Accidents - Tesla and Google


Are diesel fuel additives worth it?


Greasing Wheel Bearings: What To Know


Figuring Out Motorcycle Noises


Symptoms of Stale Gas


Storing fuel for generator use


Is there a motor oil shelf life?


Old Oil in Car Symptoms? Signs That It's Time For A Change


Essentials of Ethanol Fuel Stabilizers


Generator Fuel Tank Cleaning - When's the last time you did it?


Get The Most From Your Boat This Year


More Families Hitting The Road This Summer


How to Speed up your Boat


Treating Gas For Outboard Motors


Avoiding ATV Ethanol Problems


The Coast Guard's Advice For Staying Safe On The Water


2016 Hurricane Season Outlook: Get Ready


A Boat's Biggest Concern - Water In Fuel


Choosing a Marine Fuel Treatment: What To Look For


What Boat Fuel Problems Will You Face This Year?


Finding a "Female-Friendly" Mechanic


Preparing for Boating Season


Top Gardening Mistakes to Avoid During National Lawn and Garden Month


The Barrett Jackson Auto Auction: $130 million and counting


Handy Car Care Tips For National Car Care Month


What could top the Daytona 500?


Automotive AC Systems - Things You Can Do (And What's Best Left to the Pros)


Fuel Stabilizers for Car care: Necessary or Not?


The Ethanol Footprint: Good or Bad?


When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Car List


Ethanol Fuel Injector Problems


Accidentally mixing gasoline and diesel fuel - What happens then?


How Much is Volkswagen on the Hook For?


Volkswagen's Competitors Weigh In On Emissions Cheating Scandal


What makes a good fuel stabilizer for your car?


The Unlikely Origins of the Smart Car


Self-driving cars are coming (if they can get over some hurdles)


Drivers loosen the purse strings - car loans top $1 trillion


One step closer to autonomous driving


Going back and forth about ethanol


Distracted Driving Can Be Really Expensive


The best time to buy auto tires and other parts you need


Why does my front end shake while braking?


Do home heating oil additives work?


Car Safety Scandals of Automotive Giant Proportions


More Cars That Captured Our Imagination


How to increase your winter gas mileage


Criminal Test Rigging By Volkswagen


Putting Kerosene In Your Diesel Engine or Tank


The stories behind car innovations we take for granted


Does diesel fuel go bad?


Cars that captured our imagination


Tesla Breaks The Consumer Reports Rating System


Fuel storage recommendations for everyone


Interesting fuel stuff - not just for business any more


Red diesel sludge lurking


Run-flat tires: benefits and drawbacks


Does Fuel Treatment Really Work? How to Know.


Gas mileage up, greenhouse gases down. And there was much rejoicing.


New car tech not a winner with every driver


Best Selling Cars of All Time Ford, Toyota or VW?


How to Make your Car Smart


Six Steps for Getting a Jet Ski Ready For Summer


Fuel Storage and Aged Fuel Issues - James on Engines #5


Low Engine Power and Poor Performance - James on Engines #4


Diagnosing Common Engine Noises - James on Engines #3


How To Remove Engine Sludge


How to check for engine sludge


Out With 10-and-2, In With 9-and-3 (Steering Wheel Hand Position)


Marine fuel treatment: Things to consider


Rough Running Engine - James on Engines #2


How to choose the best lawn mower additive


Engine Oil Consumption - James on Engines #1


Recognizing fuel problems in cars and light trucks


Gas Station Owner Uses Mix-i-Go Instead of Looking for Ethanol Free Gas


Breaking in a new car - has the old thinking changed?


Ready for a game changer? How about "Google in your Car"?


France says to diesel fuel users: "no more"


Cheap cars for the masses - Not what they really want?


Computers to put a man on the moon and get you around town


Electric cars pass 1 billion kilometers


Falling Gas Prices Impacting Ethanol For Consumers


The Best of the Year: Part 2 - Top 5 Hot Blog Topics for 2014


The Best of the Year: Part 1 - Hot Blog Topics for 2014


Holiday driving forecast: Busy with a chance of less pain at the pump


Greatest car of the 20th century?


Car Maker Aims To Conquer Market With 84-MPG Three Wheeled Car


Car Talk great Tom Magliozzi passes away


Any other good motorcycle oil additives?


Winterizing lawn tractors to ensure they are ready for next spring


Ethanol Problems: Infographic


Motorcycle oil additives Part 2: ZDDP


Winterizing a jet ski so it is ready for you in the spring


Little known cool facts about Concours classic cars


It’s spelled “Concours”, not “Concourse”


Beware of certain types of ethanol gas treatment


The New Technology Gadgets in Cars that up Your Car's Cool Factor


The secrets of a car salesman the manager doesn't want you to know


The latest dirt on “slick” oil treatment for motorcycles


World's largest "waste-to-ethanol" plant attracts royalty


Wake up your heating oil system with a hot cup of furnace oil additive


More signs to look for when you buy a used car


More ways to make your car last forever


Wait! Should you buy a used car? Check out these signs you shouldn't.


Drivers ask questions about hybrid cars - we give the answers


What's coming from the hood? 5 Signs you should pull over immediately


Ways to make your car last forever


The word from the engine makers: Gas additives for small engines


The 5 Worst Things a Mechanic Can Tell You


Coming soon - more potholes. Highway Trust Fund Running Out of Money