I've been tracking my gas mileage on my Palm Zire 72 since July. My average gas mileage during that time has been 30.72 miles per gallon. That's not bad, really, but I drive a 4-cylinder Ford Focus and believe I should be getting even better gas mileage. I recently stumbled across a product by Lucas Oil Products, Inc., called Hi-Performance Lucas Upper Cylinder Lubricant and Injector Cleaners (or, more simply, Lucas Fuel Treatment). It's labeled as "Tune-Up In A Bottle -- The Complete Fuel Treatment." It's suitable for use in both gasoline and diesel engines and claims to INCREASE power and fuel economy and DECREASE pinging, dieseling, emission and hesitations by cleaning the carbon from the combustion chamber and lubricating carburetors, injectors, and valve seats. I don't know about all that, but I do know how it affected my gas mileage.
As I said, my average gas mileage since July 5th has been 30.72 miles per gallon. While on vacation, I added half a 5.25 oz bottle to a full tank of gas (a full bottle treats up to 25 gallons, and my car only has a 13 gallon tank). I drove 186 miles, mostly interstate, and recorded 38.48 miles per gallon. That's an improvement of almost eight miles per gallon over the average.
Three days later, I dumped the remainder of the bottle into a full tank of gas. I drove 228 miles mostly in town and recorded 34.19 miles per gallon, an improvement of 3-1/2 miles per gallon over the average.
That might not seem like much of an increase, but let me break it down for you.
I drive 85 miles one way to work five days per week. That's 170 miles per day just to get to work and back, or 850 miles per week. At my average of 30.72 miles per gallon, I burn almost 28 gallons of gasoline per week. At $2.969 per gallon, I spend $82.15 per week in gasoline ($355.98 per month, $4271.80 per year).
If I can get my average up to the 34.19 miles per gallon I'm getting with Lucas, I'll be burning just under 25 gallons of gasoline per week. At the same $2.969 per gallon, I would then spend $73.81 per week (a savings of $8.34), $319.85 per month (a savings of $36.13), or $3838.25 per year (an annual savings of $433.55). The Lucas Fuel Treatment currently costs me $2 per bottle, or $1 per full tank of gas. That equals approximately $26 per year for the fuel treatment. When you account for the added expense of purchasing the fuel treatment, I'm still saving $407.55 per year on gasoline. That's money taken OUT of the coffers of the big oil companies and put right back into my own bank account.
I don't know about you, but I can use the savings AND the better gas mileage. I'll be using Lucas Fuel Treatment regularly. You can find outmore by visiting Lucas Oil Products, Inc., online.
Lucas Fuel Treatment is probably available at your local automotive store, and gasonline is available on nearly every street corner (though an occasional stop at your local automotive store to pick up a few bottles of Lucas Fuel Treatment will cut down the number of stops you're making at those street corners).
Take my word for it and try some today.