Fuel Saving Tips

Topping up (a necessary evil)

Topping up means you'll be carrying more weight when you fill up completely. In my car's case a full tank of gas weighs about 94.5 pounds (6.3 pounds X 15 gallons). So if I top up instead of filling up halfway, I'm carrying about 47 pounds more fuel. But if I don't top up, I don't know of any other way to accurately track my gas mileage and if I don't track it, I'm probably going to suffer from the old "out of sight, out of mind" condition and my gas mileage will likely drop at least a few miles per gallon. Frugality as a way of life can prevent one from slipping into wasteful consumption of resources.

posted by RivaRich on May 2, 2015

this tip works for 45% of voting Fuelly members.

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