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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
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Lees RV and Boat Storage
(406) 257-3815
3185 Us Highway 2 West
Kalispell, MT
RV and Camper Repair

Napa Auto Parts
(406) 892-4345
1750 Us Highway 93 S
Kalispell, MT
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

All Star Auto Repair
(406) 756-9200
2912 Us Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

Down and Dirty Detailing
(406) 885-2886
805 W Center Street
Kalispell, MT
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

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

Mitchs Autowerxs LLC
(406) 756-0516
29 W Cottonwood Drive
Kalispell, MT
Auto Body Repair

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

(406) 756-6628
1257 N Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT
Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

10 Minute Quick Lube
(406) 756-5910
1414 Mt Highway 35
Kalispell, MT
Oil Change and Lube

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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, / 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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