Budget Travel Aberdeen SD
902 6th Avenue Southwest
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
16 10th Avenue Southwest
Auto Glass Repair,Truck Auto Body
Falcons Auto Magic
502 S Jay St
Hedges Auto Cars & Parts
12849 387th Ave
Jims Transmission Works
1105 S 2nd St
40548 131st Street
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Fuel Oils Wholesale
24 Hours a Day
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA
222 S 2nd St
Sheehan Mack Sales and Equipment Inc.
P O Box 1533
Hedahls Parts Plus Machine Shop
415 6th Avenue Southwest
Carquest Auto Parts
612 6th Avenue Southwest
Making the Most of Vehicle Fuel
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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