I received an email entitled "Tips on Pumping Gas." I thought it sounded like an email I should read. A few tips I already knew and followed and a few were new to me. I passed the email onto family and friends and thought I would share it with you. I certainly like to give credit so the email originated from an employee at Kinder Morgan Pipeline in San Jose, CA. It came to me via a family member in Delaware and it is the originator's goal to have it reach 300 million people. Writing this blog is my way of helping him reach that goal and perhaps helping you! So, here are the tips:

Fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Storage tanks are buried below ground. The colder the ground, the more dense the gasoline. If gas gets expands. So in the afternoon or evening, your gallon is not really a gallon.

Do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle on put it on fast mode. Go slow or low mode! This minimizes the vapors that are created while you pump.

Fill up when your tank is HALF FULL. The more gas you have in your tank, the less air occupies its empty space.

Finally, if there is a gasoline truck pumping in to the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas...move on and buy later. Do not fill up! Gasoline is most likely being stirred up and you might pick up some dirt that settles on the bottom.

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Dede Olds
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties


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