More Deceptive Claims for Fuel Saving Devices!

By: Scott Siegel


Because of rising gas prices you may be looking for an easy way to improve your gas economy. You may be considering one of the many gas saving devices on the market. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission), has a warning: be very skeptical of claims made by the sellers and manufacturers of gas saving devices or additives. The federal government has evaluated over 100 fuel enhancing and fuel economy products and not a single one of them did what their advertising claimed.

There are some common deceptive advertising claims used by manufacturers and suppliers of these alleged gas saving devices. Here are a some to watch out for.

One product that was advertised heavily was "Fuel Saver Pro," a device that claims to be "EPA-approved."

The ads read "High gasoline prices at the pump shouldn't scare you. They won't anymore with this new EPA-approved device." They claimed that for $89.95, plus $6.95 shipping and handling, you would realize a 27 percent increase in mileage.

The simple fact is that this Fuel Saver Pro device has not been tested by the EPA and certainly is not EPA approved. An official EPA has stated: "We've tested over 100 gas saving devices, most of them magnetic devices that wrapped around fuel lines like the fuel saver pro - as if fuel is magnetic - and we haven't certified them because they don't work.

He went on to say: The manufacturer manipulated the results, to arrive at a base mileage. It compared results from a short stop-and-go cycle, when more fuel is used, with a 25- minute highway cycle, when less fuel is used.

Many sellers of gas saving devices use a similar deceptive strategy. They claim: "This gas-saving device is approved by the Federal government."

Nothing could be further from the truth. Not one agency of the Federal Government has ever in any way endorsed any fuel economy products or devices. The only statement that can be truthfully claimed, and only in some cases, is that the Environmental Protection Agency has tested this gas saving device.

If the seller claims that its product has been evaluated by the EPA, ask for a copy of the EPA report, or check the EPA website epa.gov for information. In most instances, false claims of EPA testing or approval have been made.

These are just another way that sellers and manufacturers of these devices try to deceive you. They are trying to separate you from your money. Don't let them get away with it. The bottom line is, none of these devices has ever been shown to work in a legitimate manner. This is one purchase you should avoid!

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