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Budget Travel Hartselle AL

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.

Autozone
(256) 751-9836
222 Highway 31 Nw
Hartselle, AL
Services
Auto Parts

Pauls Towing & Recovery
(256) 773-7773
1295 Iron Man Rd
Hartselle, AL
Specialty
Towing Service
Hours
Mon:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Tue:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Wed:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thu:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Fri:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sat:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sun:12:00 am-11:59 pm

Sammy's Towing
(256) 773-9087
384 E Byrd Rd
Hartselle, AL
 
Ace Auto Body Inc
(256) 773-2132
P O Box 1194
Hartselle, AL
 
Guthery Body Shop
(256) 751-1247
152 Mount Zion Rd
Hartselle, AL
 
Mr Fix It Automotive Srvc LLC
(256) 773-2800
386 E Byrd Rd
Hartselle, AL
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Anderson Motors
(256) 773-1310
601 Highway 31 SW
Hartselle, AL
 
Robert's Auto Sales
(256) 751-3654
P O Box 1036
Hartselle, AL
 
Advantage Tool & Microweld
(256) 773-2830
902 Beverly St Ne
Hartselle, AL
 
Texaco Express Lube
(256) 751-1050
1202 Highway 31 NW
Hartselle, AL
Specialty
Lubrication Service
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:8:00 am-2:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)

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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