>savin dough, pumpin gas


there’s chatter going on all over the world wide web psyching everyone out for the heightened gas prices we are expecting for this summer… déjà vu?! ugh, i really did not like to scrounge up that $5/gal we had to pay

every penny counts, right?! start getting used to these tips/tricks now, so when crunch time hits, you’ll already be ahead of the game:

buy or fill up your tank in the early morning when the ground temp is still cold
the colder the ground, the more dense the gasoline
when it gets warmer, gasoline expands, so when you buy in the afternoon/evening, your gallon isn’t really a whole gallon
this doesn’t really apply to us Jerseyans who have the pleasure of being greeted and waited on by a lovely gas station attendant… but if you do have the option to squeeze your own trigger, pump that baby on the lowest setting availablethis minimizes the vapors that are created which end up being sucked back into the underground storage tank at the station
fill your tank when its half full, or better yet, a little more than half full… don’t wait until you’re running on E
the more gas you have in your tank, the less air occupies the empty space, and gasoline evaporates very quickly
if there is a gasoline truck pumping gas into the storage tanks at your station, move on to the next one… which in the beautiful state of NJ is usually only a .4 minute ride down the street
the gas is being stirred up by the new stuff coming in which may cause some of the dirt that is normally hanging out on the bottom to go into your car… err, just the thought of that sounds like a no-go!
and lastly, if where you’re headed is under a mile or so away, is it really that hard to hop on your bike to get there? you’ll be there in far less than 10 minutes, you’ll get some exercise on the way and you’ll be saving some dough you would have otherwise wasted … ps – i hear bike baskets are making a mayja comeback!


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