Budget Travel Bangor ME
Bouchard & Sons Towing
602 Main Road North
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Towing
24 Hours Service
Carquest Auto Parts
155 Perry Rd
Midas Auto Service Experts
1011 Union St
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair
Sears Auto Center
693 Stillwater Ave
Sears Auto Centers
Sears Auto Centers
Safelite Auto Glass Repair and Replacement
1498 Hammond Street
Auto Glass Repair,Mobile Auto Repair
Carquest of Bangor Main St
317 Main St
Caron Sign Company Inc
41 Daves Way
1193 Hammond St
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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