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Budget Travel Pierre SD

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.

Anderson Tire Co
(605) 223-2587
310 W Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

OAHE Storage
(605) 223-2736
1415 North Highway 83
Pierre, SD
Services
Trailer Repair

Graham Tire Company of Pierre Inc
(605) 224-8643
421 W Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Zander Auto Parts
(605) 224-9221
500 W Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD
Services
Clutch Repair,Engine Repair

Als Glass and Dent Repair
(605) 224-4441
2121 E Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD
Services
Auto Body Repair,Auto Glass Repair

Anderson Tire Company
(605) 224-0431
310 W Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Quality Body Shop Inc
(605) 224-4970
1011 E Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD
Services
Auto Body Repair

Exhaust Pros
(605) 224-8999
404 W Dakota Avenue
Pierre, SD
Services
Mufflers Repair

TMA Tire Muffler Alignment
(605) 224-6167
1621 N Harrison Avenue
Pierre, SD
Services
Mufflers Repair

Performance Auto Style
(605) 945-9000
3100 Airport Road
Pierre, SD
Services
Audio and Video Installation,Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

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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