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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

Sullivan Tire and Auto Service
(207) 945-4517
1178 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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

Sears Auto Center
(207) 941-7299
693 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
Store Type
Sears Auto Centers
Hours
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17
Store Features
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17

Bangor Tire Co
(207) 942-8484
Coldbrook Rd
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Carrs Automatic Transmission Limited
(506) 466-4408
Bangor, ME
 
Safelite Auto Glass Repair and Replacement
(888) 256-7715
1498 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Bells Transmission
(207) 848-7301
Fuller Road
Bangor, ME
 
Caron Signs Inc
(207) 848-7889
41 Daves Way
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Mobile Lube
(207) 570-3319
46 Oxbow
Bangor, ME
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Mobile Auto 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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