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Budget Travel Missoula 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.

K & N Electric Motors Inc
(406) 327-0700
7604 Desmet Road
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Machine Shops, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Electric Motors, Industrial Pumps

Transolution
(406) 721-6109, 001-2004
4500 Transolution Lane
Missoula, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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V Tec
(406) 728-4081
2420 Benton Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Transmission Repair

H O Auto Paint and INDL
(406) 721-1231
1140 Strand Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair,Clutch Repair

Dent Professional
(406) 721-2647
2420 W Sussex Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

Auto Electric Service
(406) 728-9153
2602 W Broadway Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Auto Alternators & Starters, Speedometers Retail
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Dealers Choice Detail LLC
(406) 549-3344
335 N Russell Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Tire Rama
(406) 543-8318
1801 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Garden City Paint and Glass
(406) 549-0608
3217 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Jerrys Transmission Service
(406) 542-0171
2340 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT
 
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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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