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Do Cold Air Intakes work?

Aftermarket Cold air intake intake myths and legends Cold air intake manufacturers make lots of promises. But do they really deliver on those promises or are they snake oil? If you’re looking for more fuel economy or more power by replacing your factory intake with an aftermarket cold air intake, think again. But if all you want is noise, well, a cold air intake can provide that, as long as you’re willing to deal with check engine lights and a drop in performance. A cold air intake will NOT deliver … Read More

Get better gas mileage

How to get  better gas mileage 10 ways to improve gas mileage 1. Keep your tires inflated to the pressure listed on the label inside the driver’s door pillar. Most drivers never check their tire pressure, and that can cost you at the pump. An underinflated tire deflects more energy, increasing rolling resistance, which robs the vehicle of fuel efficiency. Tires lose pressure over time and running a tire 20 percent underinflated, which is 5 to 7 psi below the recommended pressure can increase your fuel consumption by 10 percent. … Read More


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