Quick Tips When Filling Up With Gas

by Pam on June 25, 2009

Here are some interesting tips that I read in Shameless Shortcuts that I thought were worth sharing.  Taking good care of your car will always pay off in the long run.  Try these simple tips below:

1. Make sure that you keep at least a quarter tank of gas in your car at all times.  By doing so, you are keeping the electric fuel pump lubricated and it will last much longer.  If you drive near empty often you can wear out the fuel pump and they are expensive to replace.

2.  Once you hear the click on the nozzle, stop pumping.  You can damage the emissions canister if you overfill your tank too often.

3.  The best time to buy gas is in the cool of the morning or late evening because gas pumps measure gasoline by volume, not density, and gasoline is densest when it’s cool.

4.  Check your owner’s manual to check what the best octane level is for your car.  There’s no need to buy the most expensive gas if you don’t need to.

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