Summer gas economy tip

Summer gas economy tip

Joined: February 25th, 2007, 10:52 pm

June 10th, 2018, 3:44 pm #1

It is best to fill your tank early in the morning as even gasoline in underground storage tanks expands two to three percent as temperatures rise. I found a 2007 government statistic that stated U.S. consumers paid a one and a half billion dollar hot fuel premium for that summer.
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

June 11th, 2018, 5:48 pm #2

So a 20 gal fill up (I always try to have 5 left in my 25 tank) of dammit almost 4 buck reg (I'm in Calif and WITH 3-4 refineries within a 40 mile radius too, supply-demand I guess), I'm gonna save a buck 50 or 2 eh? Prob not worth getting up early (I likes me sleep) and sharing the roads w/ all the tense/speeding 9-5-ers. I'll stick w/ getting gas in the afternoon when I'm driving round the bit more empty town and running errands.

Besides, I no longer commute, or ever even drove a long commute. If filling the tank twice a wk, 48-50 wks a yr, OK, might be worth it to ask the boss if you can come in at 6 instead of 9. Right. OR just skip one of those 4 buck liquid candy bars that starbucks calls coffee once a wk instead. Ya just saved another 200 bucks! Cha-ching.

And make sure you don't fill-fill to the cap, esp if you're then gonna leave it parked in the sun for 8-10 hrs while at work or the mall, strip joint, bar! A dumb smoker may walk by and toss a butt. Or do cars more modern than mine have a closed loop catch tank?

Same applies when checking the pressure of hot or cold tires. Can vary a whole couple lbs. But unless your gonna go 120, prob doesn't really factor in THAT much for a reg Joe in a four door Ford going 30 all day.
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