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Budget Travel Winfield KS

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.

Rons Custom Body Shop
(620) 221-6215
1503 Wheat Road
Winfield, KS
Services
Truck Auto Body

Auto Body Plus
(620) 221-2141
1421 Olive Street
Winfield, KS
Services
Alignment Repair,Collision Repair,Fabrication and Restoration,Paintless Dent Repair

Auto Techs Frame and Body Repair
(620) 221-6616
2800 E 9th Avenue
Winfield, KS
Services
Alignment Repair

Merle Snider Motors Inc
(620) 221-1030
2301 W 9th Avenue
Winfield, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair

Jims Total Service
(620) 442-4950
525 S A Street
Arkansas City, KS
Services
Radiator Repair

Precision Body and Paint
(229) 229-8300
114 West 9th
Winfield, KS
Services
Paintless Dent Repair

Jiffy Lube
(620) 229-9227
1222 MAIN ST
WINFIELD, KS
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sat: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Winfield Motor CO
(620) 221-2840
1901 Main Street
Winfield, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Jiffy Lube
(620) 229-9227
1222 Main St
Winfield, KS
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

Wal-Mart
(620) 442-4566
2715 N Summit St
Arkansas City, KS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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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