Miracles for increasing fuel efficiency don`t exist!!
When gas prices go up, the scam artists show up. Products that claim to boost gas mileage are bogus, according to the EPA. After testing hundreds of “mileage maximizers,” the EPA says it “has not found any product that significantly improves mileage.” Experts say they all have one thing in common. “They don`t work,” says John Millett, spokesman for the EPA. The EPA to date has tested in the neighborhood of 100 gas-saving devices, the most recent at the request of the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, Popular Mechanics magazine`s experts recently tested seven fuel-saving products and found no significant change in miles-per-gallon ratings. Two products actually increased fuel consumption by 20 percent, and a third one melted before they could complete the test. How about the claim that higher octane means higher power? Wrong…..an engine designed to run on regular unleaded will not experience a power- boost if you put premium gas in the tank. Use the fuel grade specified by the manufacturer – nothing less and nothing more.
So whom do you trust when it comes to getting the best fuel mileage your car or truck can achieve?
Your dealer`s service department, that`s who!
There`s a reason the manufacturer publishes a recommended service schedule. These intervals are derived from the manufacturer`s engineering and testing to determine what is necessary to maintain the performance of key components:
• The best way to get the best mileage is to maintain your vehicle according to the manufacturer`s service schedule.
• The best way to maintain your vehicle is doing factory authorized service / using original equipment and parts.
Conclusion? The old adage that “something that sounds too good to be true, probably is ” nearly always applies. So, don`t be “fuelish” and let those scammers put one over on you.
I certainly hope that my posted “tid-bits” will help you keep your auto in good running order and help minimize your overall driving expenses. Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask! By the way, we LOVE feedback…please don’t hesitate to let us know how we are doing.
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