Carefree Car Ownership
Advice for filling up your car's gas tank
Even though gas tank protocol might seem obvious, there are some simple things you can do to optimize your car's fuel input. Not only can this improve your vehicle's performance, but it can also increase your gas mileage.
First, it's important to consistently fill up with the same grade of gas. Premium and regular grades can be mixed, but certain cars perform better with either one grade or the other. If you have just purchased a new car, it's important for you to refer to the driver's manual to find out what grade of gas is best for that particular model.
If you see the tanker filling up the gas supply at the station, either find another place to fill up or come back later. When the station's underground network is filled, the turbulence can cause sediment to become infused in the gasoline. Injecting sediment-filled gas in your car can clog the filters, which leads to poor performance.
By regularly filling up your tank before it drops to less than a quarter of a tank, you can easily preserve your car's performance. Constantly driving on low gas might cause your engine to degrade at a faster pace, because your vehicle’s fuel system is more likely to pick up sediment that might normally be sitting on the bottom of your fuel tank.