How to save at the pump!

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  1. How to save at the pump!

    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information)
    I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California
    we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is
    in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of
    your money's worth for every gallon..

    Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline in San Jose , CA we deliver
    about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is

    diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades.
    We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

    Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground
    temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their
    storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the
    gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon

    or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon In the petroleum
    business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel
    and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
    A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the

    service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

    When you're 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
    minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at
    the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of
    the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being

    sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less
    worth for your money.

    One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF
    FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your
    tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster
    than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating

    roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the
    atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here
    where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that
    every gallon is actually the exact amount.

    Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage
    tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is

    being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some
    of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom

    Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.

  2. Thanks for sharing
  3. I wish I knew this sooner, Lol.
    Thanks for sharing this Bro! :)
  4. Keep your automobile regularly serviced, especialy fuel and air filters.

    keep tires at proper preasure.

    Don't waste time or gas warming the engine before starting out.

    Drive at lower speeds.

    Avoid making fast take offs or stops.

    Make sure your fuel cap is on properly.

    Keep auto at manufaturer specifications. (tire/wheel weight, size and diameter especialy)

    Keep suspention and steering in good repair and alignment

    Take the junk out of the trunk or bed if it's a truck.

    Use cruise control when driving highway or long trips.

    Turn off air conditioner and/or defroster when not needed.

    Use regular(not premium) Gas

    Leave 4wd off when not in use.

    Purchase your gas away from high traffic areas and interstate highways.

    Find the price cycle in your area and purchace gas on the low price days. (usualy tuesday -thursday)

    Pump the gas yourself (Self serve gas is cheaper)

    Plan ahead, coordinate your trips. don't take 3 trips to do what you can do in one.

    Avoid rush our times and traffic for optional trips.

    Liston to rush hour traffic reports and avoid the wasted time and gas of traffic jams.

  5. Cool! I'll be passing this one on!
  6. Or you could do like me.
    I live ½ mile from work.
    1 mile from Church.
    ½ mile from the meeting I go to.
    I’m lucky if I put on 10 miles a week. But about once or twice a month I’ll put on an extra 60 or 70 miles or so to go to my training.

    But come spring time, I’ll be burning up the gas on my bike. That’s not too bad though. I enjoy it and I get 50 mpg.
  7. Great suggestions Cliff! THe SAE or Society of Automotive Engeneers reccomends the cheapest gas your car will run smoothly on. If you here rattling when accelerating change brands or move up in octane though.

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