Blog / Fuel Saving Gadgets Don't Often Work The Way They Say

Sunday, 11 September 2011 at 00:49

The surge in gas prices over the last number of years is unbelievable. Consumers are becoming increasingly apprehensive as prices keep increasing, and they want a remedy urgently. Life becomes tougher and tougher whenever expenses keep going up, but paychecks stay the same. Being forced to drive not having the necessary extra money in the budget for fuel is hard. When it seems gasoline prices have no limit to where they'll increase and you're already hard-pressed, it really is frightening how quickly an increase of even a few cents per gallon can add up.

Prices that keep increasing are not easy to cope with, but it becomes especially hard when it happens frequently and then also creates increases further across the supply chain. Customers bear the brunt of price increases caused by fuel price increases, as these are not absorbed but passed on to them. Anything that gets transported by trucking companies costs more, and that starts a vicious cycle of higher prices on everything. The increases get passed on from the shipping companies to all their customers, like the grocery and furniture stores, and all of these in turn pass the increase on. This pattern gets started and changes things with the consumer having the short end of the stick.

Everyday driving will likely be avoided and priority given to essential items whenever spending money is reduced. Less expensive choices are wanted when prices remain high. Business people start to see the opportunity for products that offer help through improving fuel economy. The difficulty is based on being able tell the good products from the bad. There are so many solutions available, which is enticing, but do any of them really work. The distributors of fuel-saving systems know that if works, especially when it come to saving lots of money over the longer term, nobody begrudges paying for it.

Promoters are aware that people are prepared to pay for a solution, and they know that the right emotional appeal will bring in new sales. You need to know this before you dash out and get a product. You should do your research on each product before you decide which one is the right one. Locate reviews of the products, and learn about what various other consumers have to say, because you don't need to spend money you can't afford for something that doesn't work. Warnings about using gas-saving products have been written by the Federal Trade Commisssion.

Ask plenty of questions and satisfy yourself about the credibility of the answers, and be extra careful when ambitious claims are made - you don't want to be disappointed later by discovering that you didn't get what you expected. The FTC has analyzed more than a hundred products with big claims regarding fuel savings, and learned that none of them worked, so it's quite difficult deciding if you should believe anyone. Be careful of being drawn in by cunning sales pitches for fuel-saving solutions.



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