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Budget Travel Hays KS

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.

Doerfler Harley Davidson
(785) 625-2022
1100 E 43rd Street
Hays, KS
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Import Parts and Repair LLC
(785) 625-5828
733 E 7th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Mufflers Repair

Coppers Carts LLC
(785) 621-4675
1107 E 13th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Electric Car Repair

Diamond Shamrock
(785) 628-3103
1000 E 41st St
Hays, KS
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations

G & L Tire & Automotive Inc
(785) 625-0035
2900 Vine St
Hays, KS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

James Motor CO Inc
(785) 625-3242
107 East 13th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Truck Auto Body

Bens Machine
(785) 625-8078
2203 E 13th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Engine Repair

Advantage Advertising
(785) 625-4400
1012 W 28th St
Hays, KS
Services
Auto Body

Automotive Improvement Spec
(785) 432-1941
2201 Drum Avenue
Hays, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair

I 70 Truck Repair
(785) 625-3195
N Highway 183
Hays, KS
Services
Truck Parts

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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