Saving Money on Gas

Only buy or fill up your car with Gas (petrol) in the early morning when the ground  temperature is still cold..thus saving money on Gas

Remember that all  Service Stations have their storage tanks buried beneath the ground.   The colder the ground the more dense the fuel.    When it gets warmer Gas ( petrol) expands, so buying in the afternoon or evening ………. your litre is not exactly a  litre.   In the petroleum business, the specific gravity  and the temperature of the Gas( petrol), diesel, jet fuel, ethanol  and other petroleum products play an important role.  A  one degree rise in temperature is a big deal in this business  but the Service Stations do not have temperature compensation  at the pumps.When you are filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode.

If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3)  stages; low, middle and high.

In slow mode you should  be pumping on low speed, thereby minimising the vapours that  are created while you are pumping..   All hoses at the  pump have a vapour return.   If you you are pumping on  the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes into your tank  becomes vapour.   Those vapours are being sucked up and  back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less  worth for your money.

Fill up your car in the morning and save on gas

Fill up your car in the morning and save on gas

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your tank is HALF FULL.

Savinging money on Gas

The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in you  tank, the less air occupying its empty space.   Petrol  evaporates faster than you can imagine.   Petroleum  storage tanks have an internal floating roof.  This roof  serves as zero clearance between petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimises the evaporation.   Unlike Service Stations, every truck load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder.   If there is a fuel  truck pumping into storage tanks when you stop to buy, DO NOT  FILL UP.   Most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred  up as the fuel is being delivered and you might pick up some dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.    Remember to always fill your car when the tank shows ‘half’.    Always fill up in the early morning.   Always fill  up in slow mode.

This  actually works. Try it and let us know how much of a saving when fuelling up in the morning than in the afternoon.

This is a guest post by Deb Diplock from Woodford Newspaper.

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