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Budget Travel Hibbing MN

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.

Wal-Mart Supercenter
(218) 262-3738
12080 Highway 169 W
Hibbing, MN
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Advance Transmission
(218) 262-4974
2716 1st Avenue
Hibbing, MN
 
The Tire Shop
(218) 362-8473
515 W 41st St
Hibbing, MN
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Griffiths Diesel
(218) 263-4222
3803 S Salmi Rd
Hibbing, MN
Services
Automotive Transmission

Bark Design Inc
(218) 254-5536
327 W Lake St
Chisholm, MN
Services
Auto Body

Carquest Auto Parts
(218) 263-3649
301 E 19th St
Hibbing, MN
Services
Auto Parts

Iron Range Tire Service Inc
(218) 263-9120
710 W 41st St
Hibbing, MN
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Mathisen Tire/Tire One
(218) 262-5258
1910 4th Ave E
Hibbing, MN
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sign-Craft
(218) 263-5160
608 W 41st St
Hibbing, MN
Services
Auto Body

Carquest Auto Parts
(218) 885-2770
401 E Pearson Ave
Nashwauk, MN
Services
Auto 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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