At a time when gasoline and diesel prices are finally falling, many drivers will continue to be thrifty when filling up their tank. Drivers often pick up habits when they’re at the gas station, with some topping up their fuel levels more often, while others wait until their tank is nearly empty before refueling.
It has been suggested that motorists visit the gas station when their tank is half full.
A host spoke on TikTok about the benefits of the method and said it was one of the most important tips.
In the clip, the American TikTok user, who goes by the handle prepare.living, said: “Fill up when your gas tank is half full.
“I always wait until I’m at or below E. I hate stopping for gas.
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However, the fuel in the tank only weighs a very small percentage of the total weight of the car or truck, an average of about five percent.
James Baker of RegCarCheckhe said it was a good way for drivers to monitor their fuel economy.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he added: “The more petrol you have in your tank, the less air will fill your empty space.
“When fuel meets air, it evaporates faster.
Given current fuel prices, it may be understandable that drivers want to avoid refueling more often, especially when costs fluctuate.
Drivers can also benefit from avoiding gaps on their trips to the service station, as it could have an effect on the fuel tank.
Oil deposits and poor quality gasoline or diesel always fall to the bottom of the fuel tank and should not be pumped around the vehicle for a long period of time.
By constantly refreshing the tank with gasoline or diesel, these deposits do not have a chance to damage the fuel filler.
Doing so could cause the fuel pump to overheat and cause damage to the car.
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