Tuesday, November 22, 2005
7 News Features: Goodbye Gas
It is one of the biggest travelling times of the year. This week, more than 33 million people will be packing up to spend Thanksgiving with family. But in tonight's Special Assignment Report, we found if you're planning on driving, there's a way you can say goodbye to gas.
Planes, trains and automobiles. If you are driving to grandma's house for the holidays, you can expect to pay at the pump. The national average this Thanksgiving - right around two dollars and a quarter. Well below where it was three months ago but not nearly as affordable as it was a year ago. And if you believe the experts not nearly as expensive as it will be in the future.
Jason: "People in this country until six months ago didn't care about the cost of gas but now they're beginning to care because the cost of gas keeps skyrocketing and we think its going to keep going up."
Dean: "The public has to get involved. We have to take over and save ourselves. If we ask somebody else to do it, the government to do it...we are the government, lets let em know it."
One way you can let the gas companies know it is by spending less on fuel. Jason Poulos and Dean Johnson represent two gas tank gadgets that claim to increase your mileage and emit less harmful fumes into the environment. If you believe what they say, you will go farther and spend less.
Jason: "It kind of makes the gas so it goes through in the best form."
For Jason, the fitch fuel catalyst gets his motor runnin'. Just put it in the gas tank and it claims to increase your mileage by 12 to 25 percent...Plus it's guaranteed to last for 10 years.
Jason: "I have had it in my car and consistently got 20% better mileage."
The catalyst is expensive - it costs three hundred dollars. If you have an anti-siphoning device, you may also need a mechanic to place it in your tank. Both the coast guard and navy have even used it.
Jason: "Would you pay 3 hundred dollars to save 6, 8, 9 hundred dollars for 10 year."
For a cheaper alternative, Dean Johnson invented a liquid called RXP. Just add the seven dollar supplement to your tank every other fill-up, and dean promises it will increase your mileage by as much as 12 percent.
Dean: "Theres nothing on the market that works the way we do."
And to prove it, the State of Florida's Transportation Department used RXP this summer and noticed an improvement in every vehicle it tested.
Dean: "Weve tried millions of vehicles and never had a problem with it."
Now, it should be noted the EPA claims no additive will decrease your emmissions and improve your mileage. But it should also be noted if these products do work, big oil risks losing big bucks and the government risks losing billions in tax dollars. To see if the supplements do work, we had two 7 News photographers give them a try. After a week of fueling up normally...We asked a mechanic to add the catalyst to one car and had our photographer add RXP to the other car. Another week later - using RXP gave us an extra 3 and a half miles per gallon. Using the catalyst gave us one more mile per gallon. But in a 20 gallon tank, that's 20 more miles.
Dean: "It helps anything runs on gasoline, diesel, biofuels."
Jason: "Its better for the enviroment and youre saving a lot of money."
And you're on your way to saying goodbye to gas.
Both the catalyst and RXP work differently on different cars depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle.
For More Information:
Jason Poulos - 305-271-1020