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Budget Travel Anderson SC

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.

Top Quality Collision Center
(864) 375-9913
403 Frampton Street
Anderson, SC
Services
Collision Repair

Big Brothers Auto Detail
(864) 224-0245
1211 S Murray Avenue
Anderson, SC
Services
Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Stoneys Mufflers
(864) 225-7856
205 By-Pass 28 South
Anderson, SC
Services
Mufflers Repair

Electric City Signs and Neon Inc
(864) 225-5351
701 By-Pass 28 South
Anderson, SC
Services
Truck Lettering

Compton'S Auto Svc
(864) 222-3766
Compton'S Auto Svc, 307 W Church St
Anderson, SC
 
Scott Ernest Transmission Service
(864) 296-5599
305 Airline Road
Anderson, SC
 
Smith Automotive
(864) 325-8466
118 E. Shockley Ferry
Anderson, SC
Services
Mufflers Repair

S And P Auto Maintenance
(864) 225-3743
426 Sayre Street
Anderson, SC
Services
Clutch Repair,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Auto Bath
(864) 222-0230
2508 W Whitner Street
Anderson, SC
Services
Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

CMS Garage and Body Shop
(864) 225-7346
1219 S Main Street
Anderson, SC
Services
Alignment 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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