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Budget Travel Hazard KY

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.

Napa Auto Parts
(606) 439-4535
Highway 80
Hazard, KY
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Bailey''s Tire Service
(606) 436-3743
2565 N Main St
Hazard, KY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Berts Service Auto Supply Inc
(606) 436-3108
1901 N Main Street
Hazard, KY
Services
Clutch Repair

Carquest Auto Parts
(606) 436-3141
208 E Main St
Hazard, KY
Services
Auto Parts

Carquest Auto Parts-Auto Mart
(606) 785-5404
Holly Hills Shopping
Hindman, KY
Services
Auto Parts

R & R Transmission & Parts Inc
(606) 436-3612
1088 Lotts Creek Road
Hazard, KY
 
Parsley General Tire Inc
(606) 436-6998
10 Mile Crk
Hazard, KY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Goodyear Tire Service
(606) 436-3146
116 Village Ln
Hazard, KY
Services
Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(606) 476-8927
Rr 1
Vicco, KY
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Transmission & Diesel Service
(606) 672-4400
25510 Highway 421
Hyden, KY
 

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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