U-Haul of Visalia Adds Propane with Fast Pay-at-the-Pump Service
VISALIA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — U-Haul, North America’s largest propane-refilling network, has added a new Propane with Fast Pay-at-the-Pump location to U-Haul of Visalia, located at 2310 East Main St, Visalia.
The handheld scanning device makes refilling your propane cylinder or tank faster and easier than ever before! In addition to the increased speed, U-Haul is reminding the public that refilling your own propane tank can be more cost effective for customers. When you exchange your propane tank, you don’t get any credit for the unused propane you had remaining in your tank. When refilling your tank, you only pay for what you need.
The demand for propane has increased within the automotive sector, as propane powers more than 8 million vehicles in more than 38 countries. In addition, California is one of the largest alternative-fuel states. Propane exhaust produces 60 to 70 percent less smog hydrocarbons than gasoline – which has long-term benefits for our environment.
Propane is used to fill BBQ tanks, and for motor home and camper appliances, forklift tanks and more. The employees at the U-Haul of Visalia are propane certified and can fill any legal propane tank, even ones needed for hot-air balloons.
“Our customers clearly appreciate the fact that U-Haul fills the tank right in front of them and charges for propane only by the gallon, rather than charging a minimum fill or flat fee,” explained Charles Brice, general manager, U-Haul of Visalia. “U-Haul provides special rates for Autogas, which allows us to save even more money for our customers and local business operators using propane-powered vehicles.”
U-Haul of Visalia is open 364 days of the year, except Christmas day. Hours of operation are Mon. – Thurs. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.. Fri. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
U-Haul worked aggressively to develop a handheld-scanning device and currently has more than 1,060 U-Haul propane-refueling locations across North America. These devices are designed to make the propane-refill experience go faster and smoother than ever before!
To learn more or to find your nearest U-Haul propane-refilling location, please log on to www.uhaul.com/mypropane.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 16,300 locations in all 50 States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry with approximately 104,000 trucks, 80,000 trailers and 36,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 406,000 rooms and 36 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,100 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues as one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane.
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.
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