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Budget Travel Alexandria LA

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.

Jiffy Lube Market Ofc
(318) 484-6143
3837 Alexandria Mall Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

Bayou Radiator
(318) 445-8194
1933 Rapides Avenue
Alexandria, LA
Services
Radiator Repair

Sears Roebuck and Co
(318) 484-7228
3401 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jiffy Lube
(318) 448-6181
7 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Alexandria Transmission
(318) 487-1886
6505 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA
 
Moore-Grant Goodyear
(318) 445-5367
3924 Jackson Street Ext
Alexandria, LA
Services
Tire Shops

Jiffy Lube
(318) 484-3718
5115 MASONIC DRIVE
ALEXANDRIA, LA
 
First Choice Transmissions
(318) 442-9895
2839 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA
 
Autozone
(318) 445-9881
215 Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Auto Parts

All Star Automotive Group
(318) 445-1486
5757 Coliseum Boulevard
Alexandria, LA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

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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