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Budget Travel Norfolk NE

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.

T O HASS Tire
(402) 371-4772
2505 S 13th Street
Norfolk, NE
Services
Brake Repair

Full Throttle Inc
(402) 379-1855
1102 1/2 Riverside Boulevard
Norfolk, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube,AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Northeast Glass
(402) 649-2678
616 E Nebraska
Norfolk, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Holiday Auto Sales
(402) 371-5930
1203 S 13th Street
Norfolk, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Performance Transmission
(402) 379-9455
601 W Omaha Avenue
Norfolk, NE
Services
Transmission Repair

Napa Auto & Truck Parts
(402) 379-4888
400 E Omaha Ave
Norfolk, NE
Services
Auto Parts

Carquest of Norfolk
(402) 379-0340
13 Pasewalk
Norfolk, NE
Services
Auto Parts

Norfolk Transmission Muffler
(402) 371-1283
1001 South 13th Street
Norfolk, NE
 
Exhaust Pros
(402) 371-1283
1001 S 13th Street
Norfolk, NE
Services
Mufflers Repair

Jays Collision and Appearance
(402) 371-7067
2200 W Michigan Avenue
Norfolk, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

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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