The Car Coach: Fuel Economy
We can take positive steps to reduce the amount of gas we use monthly and cut emissions. There are so many gadgets, gizmos and widgets that simply do not deliver. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.
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There are so many gadgets, gizmos and widgets that simply do not deliver. I’ve tested most of them and so has the federal government. Guess what - they don’t work. When I do find something that does work as promised, it’s important to me to help others.
While we’re all squeezing our budgets and looking for ways to save money on everyday costs like these, there are some obvious ways that we can improve our fuel economy.
Some ways to preserve fuel economy include correct tire inflation, using clean air filters, changing your engine oil and ensuring your gas cap is tightened securely. However, there is also excellent news on the crankcase ventilation front - a patented PCV valve that replaces the original equipment manufacturer (or “OEM”) PCV valve. It’s called the DynoValve®, and it optimally regulates the flow of engine blow-by gases with an electronically controlled switch. Or, put more simply, it makes your car breathe more efficiently and captures emissions in such a way that fuel and oil is preserved.
The result? MPG improvement by at least 10 percent in most makes and models, reduced emissions from your vehicle by up to 90 percent, and improved engine performance.
Cars not passing emissions tests are becoming more common. If your vehicle doesn’t pass emissions, your state may not let you pass inspection. Rather than parking your car, the DynoValve® eliminates the vacuum problems associated with today’s standard PCV valves by optimally regulating the flow of engine blow-by gases. This unique ventilation is an electronically controlled switch. The electronically controlled valve precisely regulates the flow of blow-by gases returning to the engine intake system.
In the 1960s, the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System appeared on new American domestic cars. Not since the first engine exhaust emission control system has there been such a significant advancement in PCV valve technology.
The EPA laboratory has tested and accepted this part. Tests show that there were reductions of all exhaust emissions, including reduced pollutants (carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides) while simultaneously reducing fuel and oil consumption.