Fuel economy

A "friend " of mine is trying to sell me a device to clamp around my battery cable with velcro to increase my gas mileage. Maybe I should change the verbage to my Jeeps battery and my Jeeps gas mileage.

I think it’s a hoax, but I’d like to hear some comments on it.


I think you’re referring to this:


I suspect you can make your own call based on their crumby web site. Sounds like bunk to me.

There are NO add-on devices that increase fuel mileage. NONE. ZIP. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA. Any claims to such properties should be viewed with suspicion. Hoax is one word. Scam is another. Worthless works quite well, too.

Save your money.

These clever devices are well designed and carefully manufactured to increase the volume of the wallet of the manufacturer and seller. They work brilliantly doing that. They probably cause no harm to your vehicle except to diminish the money you have to keep it running.

I know that device. It does nothing for the buyer. It merely enriches the seller.

As with every scam, “If it sound too good to be true, it problbly is”. In a free enterprise economy, someone will always try this kind of thing. So, “caveat emptor!”, let the buyer beware.

As I’ve said in other threads, only f***heads buy this s***.

Popular Mechanics did a study a couple years ago testing many different mileage improvers. They found that at best there was no difference (aside from a lighter wallet); at worst, the test vehicle burst into flames. You can read the article here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/1802932.html

Velcro might prevent hit and run accidents.

Hysterical! An absolute riot! When I saw the content of the “technical data” I fell off my chair laughing and almost injured myself. That’s “technical data”??? Perhaps in some other universe.

It’s balogna. Even though it looks like sausage.