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If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. This can help you save some fuel.

Exhaust Pros
(605) 226-2442
902 6th Avenue Southwest
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair

Jasons Truck and Auto Body
(605) 229-5842
16 10th Avenue Southwest
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Truck Auto Body

Falcons Auto Magic
(605) 226-3940
502 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD
 
Hedges Auto Cars & Parts
(605) 229-0040
12849 387th Ave
Aberdeen, SD
 
Jims Transmission Works
(605) 225-1978
1105 S 2nd St
Aberdeen, SD
 
Darrel's Sinclair
(605) 397-2376
40548 131st Street
Groton, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Fuel Oils Wholesale
Hours
24 Hours a Day
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Auto Towne
(605) 225-5700
222 S 2nd St
Aberdeen, SD
 
Sheehan Mack Sales and Equipment Inc.
(605) 229-4612
P O Box 1533
Aberdeen, SD
 
Hedahls Parts Plus Machine Shop
(605) 225-4860
415 6th Avenue Southwest
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Clutch Repair

Carquest Auto Parts
(605) 225-0820
612 6th Avenue Southwest
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Clutch Repair

Making the Most of Vehicle Fuel

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If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. For example, /maps.google.com/ provides real-time travel times as well as valuable information regarding construction delays and traffic incidents for most of the larger urban areas. As an alternative, tune in a local radio station that frequently relates traffic information. This news will enable you to avoid fuel-wasting traffic jams.

A fuel-economy gauge that has a video screen, such as the ScanGaugeII which provides readouts of moment-by-moment mpg, is a great aid in helping you find the driving style that delivers the best fuel economy. Incidentally, the ScanGaugeII is a favorite of “hyper-milers” who claim to get 100-plus mpg from ordinary vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

If you haven’t already noticed, none of the devices I’ve mentioned require any modification to the engine. That’s because aftermarket fuel-saver devices, in more than 100 tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Federal Trade Commission, have not demonstrated a significant improvement in gasoline mileage. Similarly, such well-known sources as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Consumer Reports magazines, and even the popular “MythBusters” TV show, have come to much the same conclusions. In some cases, you may not even be purchasing an actual device, just instructions on how to build one.

Be aware that some products currently on the market can result in a failed emissions test because their use may be considered by the EPA or state agencies to require illegal tampering with the smog-control system. Others can increase emissions or cause the “CHECK ENGINE” warning to appear.

Installation of such a device could void the vehicle’s warranty or result in negotiations with the dealer if you should encounter a problem after the device has been installed. This may give the dealer reason to ...

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