Gas Aids Debunked

Additives

The Federal Trade Commission published a report in September 2006 stating that consumers should be wary of products that are alleged to improve fuel economy. None of the 93 products tested by the EPA actually improved gas mileage. The FTC lists both mechanical devices and liquid additives. Testing took place at the Ann Arbor, Mich., labs of the EPA over 30 years. Ten of the devices did show small improvements in fuel economy, but not what was advertised. Four of those 10 increased emissions.

For a full list of disproved devices and additives, view the full PDF from the FTC here.

Drivers, Beware So-Called Gas Aid Gadgets
(The Detroit News)

By David Thomas | July 3, 2007 | Comments (2)

Comments 

No matter what you do to try and save on gas you'll still have to buy it.

The other Dan

I once added 11 products to my gas tank that claimed 10% savings. I drove to work and about 1 mile down the road my gas tank overflowed!
Be careful out there...

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