Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Budget Travel Kings Mountain NC

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.

Brown's Tune Up Shop
(704) 867-6601
200 N Firestone Street
Gastonia, NC
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair

Currys Trans Research Devmnt
(704) 739-6488
120 Pat Court
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Transmission Repair

Clark Tire & Auto Service
(704) 739-6456
407 S Battleground Ave
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Baitys Automotive Service
(704) 734-0776
105 Velvet Drive
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

King Motor Sports
(704) 734-5123
211 Black Stallion Trail
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Oil Change and Lube

City of Gastonia Fleet Services
(704) 854-6674, 001-2004
800 North Broad Street
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Southwest Truck and Equipment
(704) 739-7505
4907 Kings Mountain Highway
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Truck Parts

Pauls Small Engine Repair
(704) 739-6089
1600 York Road
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Engine Repair

L and L Auto Detailing
(704) 923-2069
907 Shelby Road
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

R and L Collision Center Inc
(704) 739-2500
1207 S Battleground Avenue
Kings Mountain, NC
Services
Truck Lettering

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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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