Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Budget Travel Belen NM

If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. This can help you save some fuel.

Charlie's Paint & Body Shop LLC
(505) 864-4444
925 Martha Jean Rd
Belen, NM
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 am
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 am
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 am
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 am
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 am
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

F and R Auto Sales
(505) 864-0836
16 Palomar Dr
Belen, NM
 
Zamora Auto
(505) 861-3839
20 Prairie Wind Ln
Belen, NM
 
Joe's Express Mobile Lube
(505) 864-0934
1404 N Mesa Rd
Belen, NM
 
Walmart Tire & Lube Express
(505) 864-9114
01 I-25 Interchange
Belen, NM
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Tue:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Wed:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Thu:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Fri:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Sat:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Sun:7:00 am-7:30 pm
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Bosque Sales & Service
(505) 864-4229
12 Salaz Rd
Belen, NM
 
Auto Sales
(505) 861-2900
19613 Hwy 314
Belen, NM
 
Auge's Sales & Service, Inc
(505) 864-4482
650 E River Rd
Belen, NM
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:9:00 am-1:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Russels Paint & Body Shop
(505) 864-7094
804 Bernard Ave
Belen, NM
 
Autozone
(505) 864-2320
300 N Main St
Belen, NM
Services
Auto Parts

Making the Most of Vehicle Fuel

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If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. For example, /maps.google.com/ provides real-time travel times as well as valuable information regarding construction delays and traffic incidents for most of the larger urban areas. As an alternative, tune in a local radio station that frequently relates traffic information. This news will enable you to avoid fuel-wasting traffic jams.

A fuel-economy gauge that has a video screen, such as the ScanGaugeII which provides readouts of moment-by-moment mpg, is a great aid in helping you find the driving style that delivers the best fuel economy. Incidentally, the ScanGaugeII is a favorite of “hyper-milers” who claim to get 100-plus mpg from ordinary vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

If you haven’t already noticed, none of the devices I’ve mentioned require any modification to the engine. That’s because aftermarket fuel-saver devices, in more than 100 tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Federal Trade Commission, have not demonstrated a significant improvement in gasoline mileage. Similarly, such well-known sources as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Consumer Reports magazines, and even the popular “MythBusters” TV show, have come to much the same conclusions. In some cases, you may not even be purchasing an actual device, just instructions on how to build one.

Be aware that some products currently on the market can result in a failed emissions test because their use may be considered by the EPA or state agencies to require illegal tampering with the smog-control system. Others can increase emissions or cause the “CHECK ENGINE” warning to appear.

Installation of such a device could void the vehicle’s warranty or result in negotiations with the dealer if you should encounter a problem after the device has been installed. This may give the dealer reason to ...

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