With today’s fuel prices at the gas pump we can all benefit from fuel saving tips. Let’s look at fuel saving tips while improving your car’s fuel economy.
According to an article at news.wyotech.edu, “Saving at the Gas Pump”
“There’s no mystery that gas prices can sky-rocket one week, and bottom out again the next. However, there are some key things you can do to take back control of your fuel’s economy, and keep the gas-crunch out of your wallet. And, if you’re a backyard car mechanic, you’re probably working on your car or truck daily to get that extra ounce of gas mileage.
Here are some great fuel-saving tips:
- Gas-up in the Morning
The best time to buy gas is in the morning. Service stations store their tanks in the ground, and the cooler morning ground temperatures make the gas denser. As the day warms, the gas expands, and you get the exact gallons of gas you’re paying for.
- Pump Gas Slower
Take your time when pumping gas. If you’re using the low setting on the gas pump trigger, the vapors will be minimized when pumping. The medium and high speeds will cause some of the gas to go back into your tank as vapor. In short, you’re getting less for your money when this occurs.
- Don’t wait to Fill Up
Fill up when your tank is half full. The reason being, there will be less air to occupy empty space. A good rule of thumb is, the fuller the tank; the better the gas mileage.” To read the entire article click here.