The key to making any story about a product work (i.e. convert consumers into buyers) is that the story must be as believable as possible. When it comes to devices that claim to save you money on fuel it’s no different. Many of the devices on the market today lay claim to some “overlooked” factor that car manufacturers or gas producers “don’t want you to know about”, something that’s usually small and which should they claim to have figured out how to exploit.
The 5 products that you’ll find below promise to increase your gas mileage and thus lower the sting of filling up your tank. All of them were recently tested by a nationally known testing service and were found to provide practically no advantage whatsoever when it came to fuel economy. Basically, if you fall for their story you’re going to be wasting your money and, since we don’t want that to happen, we’ve put together this blog to expose all 5. Enjoy.
- MOLETECH FUEL SAVER. The claim that this manufacturer makes is that their device is a “fuel enrichment system” that changes the molecular aggregation of your car’s fuel from larger clusters to smaller ones. By doing this it supposedly will help expose a larger fuel surface area that will allow more contact with oxygen and better combustion for better fuel efficiency. The device consists of a small cylinder for the fuel tank, the air cleaner and the coolant line and all three need to be “activated” by revving your engine for a few moments. The result? Fuel wasted and noise made revving your engine, but not much more.
- DYNAMIC IONIZER. We actually can’t say if this product worked or not because it never arrived. Company claims on their website tell you that the Dynamic Ionizer simply needs to be placed into your car’s fuel tank or its air filter and that the pellets therein will act as a “molecular ionizer” on either the fuel or the air. What it’s supposed to do after that is “agitate” the fuel or the air at a molecular level. In fact all it actually did was agitate us and we’d advise staying far away from its agitation sound.
- FUEL DOCTOR FD-47. This device is meant to plug into the socket of your cigarette lighter and increase your car’s mileage through a process of “power conditioning its electrical systems”. This “conditioned power” then supposedly will help your cars ECU, timing equipment and fuel injection to operate better. With the Fuel Doctor we actually saw a very slight improvement but nothing near the 25% that the manufacturer promises on their packaging. Further inspection of the device revealed a simple LED light circuit board and nothing more. If you think that this will actually help your car, you may just need a doctor… of psychology
- HOT INAZMA ECO. When it comes to credible stories this one really seems like a good one. The manufacturer refers to the fact that your cars electrical voltage will drop when you’re using many electrical components and accelerate at the same time (which is actually true). What they say that their product does is store some electricity so that, when you accelerate, there’s a little bit extra to power your electoral system. Sounds good, doesn’t it? We didn’t think so either so we took apart the device and found a number of capacitors and it that, more than likely, are doing absolutely nothing but wasting your money. Modern cars simply don’t need electrical help.
- FUEL BOSS MAGNETIC FUEL SAVER. This manufacturer claims on their packaging that “fuel clusters” in your gas tank don’t allow your fuel to mix correctly with oxygen and provide good combustion. The device, which consists of magnets that create a magnetic field to supposedly “break up” these clusters, is probably one of the most useless that we’ve seen. Even more useless is there “ultra-heavy duty” version but we’d recommend that, rather than use magnets in your fuel system, you’d be better off wearing one on your wrist to keep you calm.
Unfortunately all 5 of these products are selling quite well these days because gas prices have gone up so high and people are looking for anything that they can use to increase their mileage and decrease their fuel costs. The fact is, there are practically no aftermarket products for sale that will do much more than waste your money. Indeed, if there were gadgets or gizmos that could seriously increase your mileage, car manufacturers would have already been started putting them into their vehicles.
Our advice is to take care of your car, drive as well as you can, keep your tires inflated and avoid speeding. These activities will help you to save much more gas than any of the products we took a look at today.