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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.

Rancier Service
(254) 221-4694
1905 E Rancier Ave
Killeen, TN
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Car Shop
(254) 554-7003
1209 S Fort Hood Street
Killeen, TX
Auto Service & Repair, Race Car Dealers, Auto Performance & Racing Equipment & Supplies
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Custom Transmission
(254) 542-5846
1404 Georgetown Road
Copperas Cove, TX
Oliver Bros Transmissions
(254) 547-8034
1002 South Main Street
Copperas Cove, TX
Firestone Complete Auto Care
(254) 285-2118
Warrior Way Specialty Care
Killeen, TX
AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Brake Repair,Retail Tire

Ben's Service Center
(254) 547-3365
801 Leonhard Street
Copperas Cove, TX
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Radiator Repair & Rebuilding, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Payment Options
All Major Cards Accepted

The Car Shop
(254) 554-7003, 001-2004
1209-A 5th Ft. Hood Street
Killeen, TX
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Z Main Stereo
(254) 547-4444
108 Wolf Road
Copperas Cove, TX
Audio and Video Installation

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
(254) 285-2118
Warrior Way Specialty Care
Fort Hood, TX
M-Sa: 7:00am-7:00pm
Su: 8:00am-5:00pm

Cottman Transmission Centers
(254) 634-5886
900 Leifester Circle
Killeen, TX
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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, / 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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