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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. This can help you save some fuel.

Don Bulluck Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.
(252) 977-3355, 001-2004
1920 Wesleyan Boulevard
Rocky Mount, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Race Way Inc
(252) 823-0689
215 Western Boulevard
Tarboro, NC
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Dails Transmission and Exhaust
(252) 823-4381
310 Snowden Street
Princeville, NC
Services
Transmission Repair

E P Mart
(252) 823-6853
1009 Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

B and J Automotive
(252) 813-0729
3936 Nc Highway 42 East
Tarboro, NC
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Pitt County Memorial Hospital
(252) 847-7886, 001-2004
916 South Memorial Drive
PO Box 6028
Greenville, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Autozone
(252) 824-0134
2000 N Main St
Tarboro, NC
Services
Auto Parts

Wal Mart Supercenter
(252) 824-8177
110 River Oaks Drive
Tarboro, NC
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Audio and Video Installation,Retail Tire

Doug Henry Chevrolet Oldsmobile
(252) 823-3145
809 W Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
SUV Repair

E and R Auto Wash and Detailing
(252) 641-1941
901 S Main Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Car Detailing

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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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