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Budget Travel Los Lunas 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.

Swift Transportation
(505) 344-1619
301 Airport Road
Albuquerque, NM
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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New Mexico Gear & Clutch
(505) 865-1215
4303 Elaine Dr
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Automotive Transmission

Hot Wheels Truck And Auto
(505) 865-4222
Hot Wheels Truck And Auto, 544 B Main St Nw
Los Lunas, NM
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter
(505) 565-4627
2250 Main St Nw
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Craig Independent Tire Co Inc
(505) 866-1275
3593 State Highway 47
Peralta, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(505) 865-1006
3469 State Highway 47
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Phillips Diesel Corporation
(505) 865-7332
Ih 25 & Highway 6
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Truck Parts

Autozone
(505) 865-0700
2510 Main St Ne Ste B
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Auto Parts

Carquest Auto Parts
(505) 865-4686
152 Stover Rd
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Auto Parts

Sns Auto
(505) 916-0152
Sns Auto, 270 Mistletoe
Bosque Farms, NM
 
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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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