Magic Mileage?

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Friday, September 08 2006 Sep 8, 2006 Friday, September 08, 2006 12:33:34 PM CDT September 08, 2006 in News

Professionals like Doug Privitt of Columbia, who has worked on cars for half his life, said, "Biggest thing [is], have it checked. Get it tuned up."

As for those increased mileage products, Privitt said, "Today's car, the computer really controls that so well. It depends on the car to a certain extent. Some of the older cars that have a problem, in some of them, it could help. But, if a car is working efficiently, the computer's doing its job, I don't really feel like it would help enough to justify the cost."

The Bioperformance company claims its pill increases gas mileage by 30%, although the attorneys general of Texas, Kentucky and Florida disagree. All three states have barred selling the product.

Energy spokesman Larry Archer of Missouri's Department of Natural Resources said, "We encourage people to adapt their practices, their behaviors, as opposed to investing in all sorts of the latest whatever they might be seeing on late-night television, advertised to improve this or improve that."

Privitt recommends adding a fuel injector cleaner in your gas tank, although not for every fill-up.

"Fuel injectors, they spray a very small pattern of fuel into the engine," he explained. "And, if they get dirty, then that spray goes all over the place."

Privett said the injector doesn't spray evenly, so your engine may not get enough at the point of combustion to fire effectively. He recommends adding fuel injector cleaner about every fifth fill-up.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday voted against Larry Potterfield's idea of expanding MidwayUSA's headquarters.... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 6:49:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
FULTON - - The Fulton Soup Kitchen is preparing its facilities for its first Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Employees took... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 5:55:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Mayor Brian Treece was on hand as the owners of the Niedermeyer Apartments, the oldest building in Columbia,... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 5:06:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
FULTON - Two people pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to charges for the death of Carl DeBrodie. Sherry... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:51:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Jonathan Nance, Missouri football's leading receiver, was arrested Friday morning for not appearing in court regarding a... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:32:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in Sports
COOPER COUNTY - The Cooper County Emergency Management Agency issued an alert Friday asking community members to watch out for... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:12:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday the human remains found in a livestock trailer in... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 3:49:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Hospitals all over the country are struggling to stay open. This has left patients in rural areas... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 2:36:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
FULTON - Two grants awarded to the MU School of Medicine in August could help solve a shortage in the... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 1:59:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The United Way of Central Missouri awarded five local organizations impacted by the Jefferson City tornado in... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 12:34:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in Top Stories
FULTON - Students from 6th to 8th grade in the Fulton School District are spending much of their Friday in... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 12:06:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA- Police are investigating gunfire in north Columbia after officers found shell casings Thursday night. Officers responded to Riva... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 10:56:00 AM CST November 22, 2019 in Top Stories
STOVER - Morgan County R-1 schools closed Friday to allow cleaning of the buildings after a possible case of bacterial... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM CST November 22, 2019 in News
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield School District said it is thinking of moving to a four-day school week after... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:16:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Christian Fellowship School will start the giving season a bit early as it launches it's first-ever Serve-a-Thon event... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University faculty members are voicing their concerns to university officials after it raised their health care... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:07:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Another MU fraternity has been suspended just two weeks after the suspension of Sigma Chi. This time, the... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents could soon find it easier to update their addresses for voter registration... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:31:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 35°
8pm 39°
9pm 39°
10pm 38°
11pm 36°