Published on March 23rd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


3rd biggest con job in the auto industry, the aftermarket fuel saving product

The combustion engine has been part of ourlife for more than 200 years and when it was invented in 1823 the objective wasto get humans moving without animal power. The engine evolved and in recentyears (last 25 years or so) there has been a concentrated effort by vehiclemanufacturers to develop the most fuel efficient engine.

The more fuel efficient, the better theselling prospect (ignore supercars and luxury sports SUVs) and so car manufacturershired the best brains in the automotive business to develop better car engineswith better fuel-Injection systems and lighter yet stronger materials to getbetter fuel consumption.

  1. Fuel companies like BHPetroland Petronas work with their scientist to deliver better quality fuel thatburns more efficiently for better fuel consumption.   
  • Lubricant companies likeRavenol and Mobil 1 work with scientist to deliver better oils for lower enginetemperatures and smooth engines for better fuel consumption.
  • Tire companies like Bridgestoneand Michelin work with engineers to develop low rolling resistance with goodgrip tires to deliver better fuel consumption.

Now all the above 3 industries are actuallyworking to provide fuel savings, if you do follow their individual strictguidelines. But here comes the 3rd biggest con-job in the automarket.

We are sure you have seen advertisementsonline, in workshops, in the newspapers, car magazines (the few still in print)and at car shows and exhibitions proclaiming fuel savings from devices,tablets, sprays and so on that will save you fuel from ignition.

These various mileage-boosting products come from all over the world (with just registered addresses for mails) and they all have ‘guaranteed’ success and with strong scientific and authority confirmations.

In Malaysia, they are often ‘fronted’ by aforeigner in a suit and sporting a posh accent that convinces Malaysians thatthey will get 10-25% better mileage by dropping a few tablets in their fueltank or by attaching a special device to their fuel line or by pouring theirproduct into your fuel tank.

In almost all cases, the products mentionedabove will incur long term damage to your vehicle and might even produce worstfuel mileage.

Best of all, the sales of these productswill emerge every time the price of fuel rises.

Think about it folks. If any of these products really worked, the car manufacturers will be their 1st customer. Car manufacturers want fuel savings to generate more car sales.

So think wisely the next time you are aboutto buy one of these devices, oils, sprays or fuel savings tablets.

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