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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.

Exhaust Pros
(605) 692-6200
302 4th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Trailer Hitches Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Mon-Sat

Lyles Transmission & Auto Repair
(605) 693-3503
1911 Highway 14 By-Pass
Brookings, SD
 
Virg''s Car Care & Tire
(605) 692-2300
923 2nd St
Brookings, SD
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

ASC Automotive Service Center
(605) 692-4272
614 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Transmission Repair

Carquest Auto Parts
(605) 692-6298
2405 6th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Clutch Repair

Automotive Service Center
(605) 692-4272, 001-2004
614 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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J and T Exhaust World
(605) 692-7970
224 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Trailer Repair

A and D Camper Sales and Service
(605) 692-8511
515 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
Services
Trailer Repair

Matts Auto Detailing
(605) 690-4225
2405 6th Street, # 5
Brookings, SD
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Bonde Signs and Designs
(605) 693-3581
2333 16th Avenue West
Brookings, SD
Services
Truck Lettering

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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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