Gas-saving products boosted by high fuel prices

JsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? Dan Baxley holds up a Vortec Cyclone device, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Rocky River, Ohio. The Vortec Cyclone can be inserted in a vehicle's air intake line to improve fuel efficiency. NEW YORK (AP) — With fuel prices soaring, sales of products designed to boost gas mileage are also rising — even though the government says they're not worth the money.The products range from devices that fit inside an engine's air intake valve to fuel additives. Their makers claim they boost mileage by helping gasoline burn more efficiently."The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has tested hundreds of these products," said Laura DeMartino, a Federal Trade Commission attorney. "Even for the few that worked, the gas savings was so small it didn't justify the price."But that's not discouraging people from searching for ways to eke extra mileage out of their vehicles when gas prices are hovering above $4 a gallon nationally."Our sales h...
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