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Budget Travel Carson City NV

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.

Sign-A-Rama
(775) 883-7446
3246 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
Services
Auto Body

All American Auto Body
(775) 883-1777
10046 Highway 50 E
Mound House, NV
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Meineke Car Care Center - Auto Repair
(775) 882-7800
3744 Highway 50 East
Carson City, NV
Hours
Monday through Friday-7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday-7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday-Closed

Sharp Transmissions
(702) 610-8445
1121 Sharp Circle
Mound House, NV
 
G A H T Santa Barbara Auto Repairs
(775) 246-3007
42 Newman Ln
Mound House, NV
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash

Big O Tires and Service Centers
(775) 882-2002
119 Hot Springs Rd
Carson City, NV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Roger Brown Automotive Inc
(775) 841-5999
20 Red Rock Rd, #D
Mound House, NV
Services
Mobile Auto Repair,Truck Parts,Tune up Repair

Ackens Metal Magic Incorporated
(775) 246-4222
48 Stokes Dr
Mound House, NV
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:30 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:30 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:30 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:30 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:30 am-6:00 pm
Sat:9:30 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check

Moreno Transmission
(702) 651-1412
3527 Civic Center Drive
Mound House, NV
 
Jiffy Lube
(775) 267-6360
3776 US HIGHWAY 395 S
CARSON CITY, NV
Hours
Sun: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Mon-Sat: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

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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