What's the best way to fill your vehicle with fuel?
I usually just take the handle out after it shuts off the first time. Maybe round up to the next dollar when paying with cash. I figure all the pumps shut off at about the same time, so why chance wasting gas by overfilling or having it heat up and overflow later?
You know a funny thing happened to my G/F's 02 Monte, she waits till it shuts off, then runs it slowly till it about runs out on the ground. That practice was causing her CEL light to come on, in fact she ended up taking it in, and they told her that! I used to do 2 shutoff's one fast, and then slow. Now I just run the pump full blast till one click...
Good question. I USED to run the pump up to the nearest amount ending in 5 or 0. In the past month I've read an article on the Car Talk website, and brothers "Click and Clack" say NOT to do so for good reason: you can ruin your gasoline-vapor recovery system, so they say.
I run it to one click every time so that I can have the most accurate FE measurements.
Before I became FE obsessed, I would always run fill it up until you could see gas. My dad has done that for the past 30 years, done it in every car we've ever owned, and nothing has ever came from it. I don't buy that it's a potential problem. Usually the pump cuts off pretty early anyhow.
SVO, they have people to pump the gas where you are? I don't know of anywhere around here that does that.