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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. This can help you save some fuel.

Aamco Transmissions Complete Car Care
(515) 954-7209
3416 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Promotion
We do not sell parts over the counter.
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : Aamco
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Bob Brown Chevrolet
(515) 278-7850, 001-2004
4224 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Westside Auto Pros
(515) 225-9090, 001-2004
1901 NW 92 Court
Clive, IA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Sears Roebuck and Co
(515) 278-7290
4000 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
(515) 278-4651
4107 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
Hours
M-F: 7:00am-8:00pm
Sa: 7:00am-7:00pm
Su: 8:00am-5:00pm

Ankeny Auto Body 1
(515) 257-7694
1501 Se Cortina Drive
Ankeny, IA
Promotion
Lifetime Guarantee on All Collision Services
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Alignments, Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing, Paintless Dent Removal, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Collision, Dent, Dodge, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, Post Inspections, Saab, Saturn, Subaru, Suspension, Suzuki, Towing, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

Beckley Automotive Services
(515) 243-8185, 001-2004
901 - 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Shade Tree Auto
(515) 986-5241
5432 Miehe Drive #5
Grimes, IA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Aamo Transmissions
(515) 558-0237
2603 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Autozone
(515) 633-0600
2305 Martin Luther King J # J
Des Moines, IA
Services
Auto Parts

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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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