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Budget Travel Bangor ME

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.

Bouchard & Sons Towing
(207) 947-0739
602 Main Road North
Hampden, ME
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Towing
Hours
24 Hours Service
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Safelite Auto Glass Repair and Replacement
(888) 256-7715
1498 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Midas Auto Service Experts
(207) 947-6792
1011 Union St
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair

J C Autobody
(207) 947-4271
1520 State St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Tba Inc
(207) 262-1053
1281 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Bangor Neon Incorporated
(207) 947-2766
1567 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Carquest of Bangor Hammond St
(207) 941-1480
1193 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Parts

Affordable Signs by Fred Jones
(207) 942-7788
97 Harvard St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

New England Transmission
(207) 947-5222
1570 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
 
Carquest Auto Parts
(207) 945-5418
155 Perry Rd
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Parts

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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