All the Fuel-Saving Devices that do nothing but rip you off
Perpetual motion machines, fountains of youth, and fuel saving devices all fall into the same category: Opiate for the masses. They are all urban myths and legends with absolutely no basis in reality, yet countless thousands if not millions of motorists spend their hard earned money every year on a mind-boggling array of useless gadgets in the expectation that the hype is indeed true, and that this investment will pay off to minimize their ever expanding fuel budget. The bottom line is that none of these costly and over hyped devices do anything at all but rip off the unsuspecting motorist whether they ride a motorcycle, drive a car, an 18 wheeler or a tractor.
The U.S. E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) has evaluated many of these devices and has come to the conclusion that most of them are not worth a plugged nickel. Absolutely none of them have shown to have any beneficial effects in fuel consumption and many of them can actually diminish performance, drop your MPG, and can even severely damage your engine and drivetrain components. Here are links to some of the EPA's findings for these various rip off devices:
Needless to state, if you are considering spending your cash on any of these snake oil gadgets, you'd be far better off burning your dollar bills in your engine!
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