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The best way to save gas is to relax the gas–pedal foot. Don't drive aggressively and don't stomp on the gas pedal. Racing to the next stop and slamming on the brakes can cost you big–time! If you accelerate at one–quarter or half throttle, the fuel–mileage gains can be impressive. Read on to find out more on saving gas.

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

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

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

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

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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Upscale Tire & Service
(505) 359-3333
1716 S Avenue D
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

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

High Plains Harley Davidson
(575) 769-1000
4400 Mabry Drive
Clovis, NM
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

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How to Save Gas in Your RV

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How To Save Gas

5 Fuel Efficient Driving Tips
By Stuart Bourdon

Tip #1 - Relax Your Right Foot

The best way to save gas is to relax the gas–pedal foot. Don't drive aggressively and don't stomp on the gas pedal. Racing to the next stop and slamming on the brakes can cost you big–time! If you accelerate at one–quarter or half throttle, the fuel–mileage gains can be impressive. In a test done by Edmunds.com (one of the top car information sites), moderate acceleration and braking was shown to offer an average of 31 percent in fuel savings over aggressive driving behavior.

Tip #2 - Turn the Engine Off

Excessive idling also wastes a lot of fuel. When you're stopped at a light for more than a couple minutes, shut the engine off. Again, a recent test performed by the Edmunds.com automotive staff showed a fuel savings of up to 19 percent by shutting the engine down at each stop (10 stops) during a 10–mile test drive, rather than letting the engine idle during the two–minute stops over the same 10–mile, 10–stop test route.

Tip #3 - Maintain Proper Tire Pressure

Under–inflated tires can cost you two ways. Not only is it dangerous to drive on improperly inflated tires because of the increased chance of failure (a blow out) at high speeds, but mushy tires will cause your vehicle to use more fuel. The savings are modest, but none–the–less, by keeping your vehicle's tires inflated to the recommended level, you'll squeeze more miles out a gallon of gas and maybe another day of camping!

Tip #4 - Put 'er on Cruise Control

Use the cruise control function on your vehicle, but use it only on long, flat stretches of highway. If you keep the cruise control "on" in mountainous areas, the system will try to maintain the set speed and you'll waste a lot of fuel as the transmission downshifts and the engine speed (rpm) rises to climb the hills. Using cruise control smoothes out the accelerator input over the long haul and will help cut down ...

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