Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gas "Cheats"

Well as the price of gas is just out of control, and as I am headed for two long car trips this summer, I have been looking things up. This is what I've found to try to help get the most out of your gas costs...

Fill up in the mornings. Underground gas tanks are cooler and you will get less vapor and more actual gas going into your tank.

Do not fill up if a truck is dumping gas into the underground tanks. The dirt will be stirred up and you will not get the best gas.

Fill up on the slowest setting. Most nozzles have 2-3 settings for automatically filling your tank. Filling it more slowly will result in less vapor and more actual gas going into you tank.

Hey, I figure it can't cost more for gas to try these things, and if there is ANY stock in them, I'll take even a couple cents per gallon saved at this point!!! :)


Julie said...

Hey RockStar- Do you drive these long trips alone with all those kiddos? I dont' think I would do it with 1 much less 4!!! :) But I am not a RockStar in that department. :)

Lisa said...

Last summer I drove the 3 I had to TN by myself and it went great. At Christmas my mom and I did the FL trip but I did most of the driving. :) This summer we are doing FL and Niagra, by myself again, we'll see...

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