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Budget Travel Kalispell MT

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.

Northwest Automotive, Inc.
(406) 756-9511, 001-2004
33 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Mark Weed Auto Sales
(406) 257-2978
1003 E Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
RV and Camper Repair

Street Machines
(406) 755-8511
346 E California Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

Holiday Stationstores
(406) 752-6299
1278 Us Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Les Schwab Tire Center
(406) 755-1212
2335 US Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

C-A Automotive & Exhaust
(406) 862-1396
523 Skyles Place
Whitefish, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
Catalytic Converters

Big O Tires
(406) 755-7191
1238 Us Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

S and S Canopies and Camper MFG
(406) 755-5080
2740 US Highway 93 South
Kalispell, MT
Services
RV and Camper Repair,Trailer Repair

Auto Repair Valley Motors
(406) 257-5288
2227 Us Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

Brieskes Collision Repair
(406) 752-4246
2658 Us Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair,Collision Repair

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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, /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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