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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.

Auto-Master
(828) 328-5006
356 Highway 70 SW
Hickory, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Carolina Cat
(704) 872-7174, 001-2004
113 Watermelon Road
Statesville, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Garwood Auto Sales LLC
(828) 635-7731
622 NC Highway 16 N
Taylorsville, NC
 
Napa Auto Parts
(828) 632-4633
540 W Main Ave
Taylorsville, NC
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Auto Glass Works
(828) 464-4994
45 Valley Hill Dr
Taylorsville, NC
 
B & G Muffler
(828) 324-4909
1207 2nd Street Southeast
Hickory, NC
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Products
Catalytic Converters, Exhaust Systems

Larrys Muffler Shop
(828) 635-5426
1710 Old Wilkesboro Road
Taylorsville, NC
Services
Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Catfish Recovery
(828) 446-7785
215 Allendale Ln
Taylorsville, NC
 
Blue Ridge Truck and Trailer Inc
(828) 635-6645
26 Saunders Lane
Taylorsville, NC
Services
Trailer Repair

Hambys Used Cars and Auto Parts
(828) 495-8802
481 Devil Track Road
Taylorsville, NC
Services
SUV Repair

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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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