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Budget Travel Portales 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.

Muraco's Ultra Works Body Shop
(575) 218-7204
702 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Alignments, Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Paintless Dent Removal, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Exotic Car, Fleet, Post Inspections, RV, Suspension, Trailer

Phase One Paint & Body
(575) 762-3530
619 Sycamore Street
Clovis, NM
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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C & S
(505) 356-4479
300 W 1st St
Portales, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Juan''s Paint & Body Shop
(505) 276-8268
489 New Mexico 88
Portales, NM
Services
Auto Body

Autozone
(505) 356-8177
1320 S Avenue D
Portales, NM
Services
Auto Parts

Rembrandt's Auto Body Inc.
(575) 763-1434, 001-2004
3101 West 7th Street
Clovis, NM
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Upscale Tire & Service
(505) 359-3333
1716 S Avenue D
Portales, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

H & T Auto
(505) 359-0600
416 W 8th St
Portales, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(505) 356-6658
601 S Avenue C
Portales, NM
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Ted''s Automotive Service
(505) 763-1276
1730 Wallace St
Clovis, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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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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