Gas Pump Money Saving Tips
Gas prices are zooming sky high with no ceiling in sight. Do you remember when a gallon of unleaded cost $1.25?
These days, itís more important than ever to stretch your
dollars at the gas pump.
Here are ten gasoline buying tips to help you do that.
1. Shop Around
Prices vary among stations that sell the same brand. Find a
station that sells your favorite brand cheaper. Prices
between brands can vary. You can save money by switching
2. Use a Gasoline Credit Card
Some give a 5 to 10 percent rebate on purchases.
3. Buy Gasoline in the Morning
Gasoline is denser during the morning when temperatures are
colder. Gas pumps measure and charge by volume, not
density. Youíll be getting more solid fuel rather than
vapors for your money.
4. Buy Gas from a Busy Station
Busy gas stations refill their underground tanks often.
Slower stations donít. Therefore, their tanks may have
stale contaminated gas. Older fuel is poorer on fuel
economy and performance.
5. Turn the Nozzle
Twist the gas pump nozzle 180 degrees when done. This can
add up to an extra four ounces to your tank.
6. Stop Using High-Octane Gas
High-octane gas costs more than regular. If you car isnít
pinging, use regular unleaded. Youíll save up to 20 cents
7. Avoid Topping-Off
The pump needs time to draw out the full amount. It doesnít
get it when you Top-off. You pay extra for these short-
burst of fuel. Wait until your tank is at least half-full
before you fill it up.
8. Avoid Stations That Just Refilled Their Tanks
The refilling of underground tanks stirs up particles that
lay at the bottom. If these particles get in to your gas
tank, they can cut the fuel efficiency of your car.
9. Pump Your Own Gas
Use the self-serve rather than the full-serve pump. Full-
serve gasoline costs more. You save money pumping gas
10. Tighten the Gas Cap
Twist the cap until you hear it click. This prevents
gasoline from evaporating and escaping.
These ten tips are easy to apply. Remember to use them each
time at the gas pump. Youíll be stretching your gas
Leroy Chan makes available a special report that exposes the
tricks drivers must learn to avoid paying too much for a
tank of gas. Information on this and more can be found on his site:
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