The truth is, you should be suspicious of any gas-saving claims for certain devices or oil and gas additives. Savings have not been even worth bothering with, for the very few products that have been proven to be effective - albeit, hardly.
You'll see all sorts of claims and testimonies. They will bend over backwards to tell you how these products can help you save big-time. Yeah, yeah. Actually, the EPA has tested over 100 of these supposed gas saving doo-hickies, and none of them were found to do the job well.
You may even be buying something detrimental to your car's engine. Something that could put your wallet on a diet. Please be skeptical of advertising claims for gas saving devices.
On top of that, these manufacturers have another way of reaching into your wallet. They would sometimes claim that the Federal Government endorses the product. In truth, there's no such thing. If the seller claims the EPA has evaluated its product, ask for a copy of the report, or check www.epa.gov for information.
Saving gas money is actually best done through common sense. They can do more for you than any product in the market that can't live up to their outlandish claims anyway.
Buy only the octane level gas you need.
Fast, furious, fuel-inefficient. Keep it smooth and suave.
When driving on the highway, go on overdrive. This can lengthen the life of your engine.
Highway trips are also the best time to use cruise control.
Avoid unnecessary braking and acceleration. Ergo, tailgating is verboten! This is a good way to improve your car's mileage by up to ten percent. Sudden starts and sudden stops are wasteful, not to mention the barf factor involved for those of us who get car sick.
Don't leave your car on idle too long.
Avoid carrying excess weight in your trunk.
Make sure your engine is tuned up regularly. You can end up wasting about 10 to 20 percent of fuel at the most if you don't take time to give your engine regular maintenance.
Ensure that your tires are properly aligned and have the right amount of air in them. Do this on a monthly basis. Tires that are not properly inflated could make your car more wasteful by about six percent.
Get a regular oil change.
Inspect your air filters and have them replaced if needed. Fuel consumption can be jacked up by some ten percent if the air filters are clogged.
You don't need to be swayed by any advertisement hyping some gas saving device that won't work like you want it to. These are quick and simple fuel saving tips that could save you a hundred bucks easy every year!