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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. This can help you save some fuel.

Auto Craftsmen
(802) 223-2253, 001-2004
326 State Street
Montpelier, VT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Formula Collision Center
(802) 229-1466
265 River Street
Montpelier, VT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Paul and Mels Custom Auto Care
(802) 479-1434
2 Wilson
Barre, VT
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Ford Signs and Graphic
(802) 479-9505
195 S Main St
Barre, VT
Services
Auto Body

Worksafe Traffic Control Industries Inc
(802) 223-8948
115 Industrial Ln
Barre, VT
Services
Auto Body

Woodbury Auto
(802) 223-6283, 001-2004
51 Gallison Hill Road
Montpelier, VT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Allan Jones & Sons Inc
(802) 476-6741
150 Ayers St
Barre, VT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Advanced Transmissions
(802) 476-8500
553 North Main Street
Barre, VT
 
R and R Detailing
(802) 476-6630
196 Merchant
Barre, VT
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning

C Ford Professional Lettering
(802) 479-9505
195 S Main St
Barre, VT
Services
Auto Body

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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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