STOP Donating Money To The GAS COMPANIES With These MIND-BLOWING TIPS The Media Never Told You!

Oil companies have always been in the media spotlight thanks to the several conspiracy theories about their way of ruling the world. The gas prices and the money we give for it every day play a significant role in our society, but the question remains: Do we get what we deserve? Have you ever felt that you are not receiving the right amount of fuel that you pay for? I guess the answer on that is a loud YES, and that is why we decided to do a thorough research on many forum discussions, look at some experts` opinions and talk with several gas technicians. The results are these 5 carefully picked tips that will definitely shock you, but at the same time help you to properly refuel your car or truck without feeling cheated.

STOP Donating Money To The GAS COMPANIES With These MIND-BLOWING TIPS The Media Never Told You!

1. The tip number one is related to the return mechanism that the majority of us didn`t know it exists in the petrol-kiosk pump. And here how it works – whenever there is an excess of oil, the return pipe mechanism returns back that amount to the underground tank, although you have paid for it! Lesson – do not fuel your car`s tank to the brim.

2. From now on, you should start refueling your vehicle in the mornings. Why? Temperature has one of the greatest impacts on the fuel and higher temperatures mean less fuel for you. With each degree higher temperature the petrol expands more and more, which means you will pay for a liter, but you will not receive one!

3. Do not select the fast mode when you are refueling on your own! The idea is to lower the amount of vapours and stop converting some of the fuel into this irrelevant substance that can occur thanks to the vapour-return system these smart pumps have.

4. Refuel your tank only when it is half full, so you can minimize the amount of fuel that evaporates! Reason? The empty space in your tank is filled with some air which causes evaporation. So, more fuel means less air and less evaporation, although some tanks have floating roofs to prevent this problem.

5. Whenever there is a petrol truck at the gas station that is pumping gas into the underground reservoirs, move on and stop at another one! By refueling your car during that time, you might get some dirt with your petrol in your tank that will cause you additional problems.

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27 thoughts on “STOP Donating Money To The GAS COMPANIES With These MIND-BLOWING TIPS The Media Never Told You!

  1. Draggin Dan

    I don’t agree with the myth of pumping gas in the morning. The tanks are underground and remain at a constant temp. So it would not matter if it was middle of the day or middle of the night.

    1. Johnny

      Thanks for your opinion Draggin! However, the temperature outside plays also a big role!

  2. Jay

    Well, this gets chocked up to can’t believe everything you read. Tip 1 if there is even a slight chance of this happening, it would only happen on a fuel dispenser that is equipped with a vapor recovery system. A dispenser with out has no way of fuel flowing in any direction but out the nozzle… so the tip should be don’t overfill your tank because it’s going to spill out on the ground.
    Tip 2, temp does have an effect on fuel but being the tanks and the piping is below the frost zone it generally stays at
    around 60º F, plus areas with extreme temps generally have ATC technology installed (automatic temperature compensation).
    Tip 3 typically when calibrating dispenser meters you will find that full flow will generally end up on the positive side (in favor of the consumer), slower is more accurate, but fast allows for a tiny amount more. Keep in mind the tolerances allowed are +/- 6 cubic centimeters. That’s like a teaspoon per gallon. If meters are found out if tolerance they are tagged by the inspecting agency. Also if more than 50% of the meters for 1 product is in the stores favor, they will tag that entire product. For example, if you have 6 dispensers and 3 of the 87 octane meters are minus (even if the minus is within the -6 cm tolerance) they will tag the entire 87 octane product.
    Tip 4 is generally accurate, plus over filling your tank leads to evaporation because the fuel in the filler neck will easily evaporate.
    Tip 5 is totally accurate, I agree if the transport is dropping stay away, the splashing of the fuel will stir up any sediment a tank may have, and not all gas stations use particulate filters under the dispensers.

    1. Johnny

      Wow! Thanks for your info Jay! Good remarks! As we’ve written at the beginning of the article, these tips are results of several discussions with experts from different sectors who had a thorough approach towards these kinds of situations and analyzed every single phenomenon. Anyway, thanks for your feedback 🙂 Have a nice day!

  3. Normally, it is not so good to refuel on a slow flow! All dispensers flow-meters have minimum and maximum flow – for exemple 5-60L per minute . To have smaller error on the flow-meter you must give to it a minimum flow of 5 liters per minute.the slow flow under the minimum makes the error bigger in measuring!
    Tank trucks with electronic counters have temperature probe. That means that they deliver the fuel equal to 15 degrees celsius. In a few years also the dispensers will have the option to equal the fuel to 15 degrees celsius as delivered
    It is true when the tank delivers fuel and you refuel you might have dirt, but this is also responsibility of the station manager not to allow this action when he recieves fuel. It is very very bad first for the dispensers – the dirt. For the pump, the counter, the strainers and the nozzle
    You will never find anywhere a perfect station to refuel

    1. Johnny

      Don’t worry Nikolay! We will embark on a journey to find the perfect station. There must be one 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  4. patrick

    I always drive on a half tank, because your car is lighter than with a full tank, les weight means a lower fuel consumption. And don’t always go to the cheapest one because some have petrol that doesn’t have the right fuel consumption rate. Test it!

    1. Johnny

      Very good habit Patrick! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  5. Hamed

    Hi Johnny,
    Thanks for sharing this.

    Even if all 5 tips are incorrect in one way or
    another, we should never ignore the big picture
    of the sum of the impacts of our individual life style
    and habits.

    A discrepancy of 1 or 2 dollars per week or even
    per day might not make a big difference on one’s,
    but this way of thinking is exactly what the big giants
    in industry are counting on!

    However, some of the tips you’ve mentioned are
    absolutely right.

    Thank you again!

    1. Johnny

      You’re welcome Hamed. Thanks for your feedback!

  6. Troy

    jay , your an idiot

  7. A slight bit off the topic above but might be of interest to readers, here in Ireland, we only have the option of one petrol. There is no octane level indicated, there is only one petrol filling nozzle, unlike 3 in the US. I assume what we get is high octane but don’t know? It’s one petrol for all cars, regardless of the size of the petrol engine.

    I drive 3 different vehicles, 2 are diesel and one is a (1.6l) petrol and it idles rough, like the fuel/air mix is slightly off, it’s all computerized and set, no adjusting screws like on old fashion carburettors. I’ve often thought a different octane level might help it as I think the fuel is too rich for such a small engine.

    The fuel range offered in petrol stations in Ireland and the UK is: Petrol, Diesel, Natural Gas and some stations cater for Electric.

  8. Jim

    no one mentioned ethanol biggest problem with fuel

    1. Johnny

      Right you are Jim! We can add that in our next list of tips 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  9. Thanks for serving some valuable information, about which I was almost unconscious.

    Just one thing, I’d like to know your opinion concerning tip4, which means you advise us to fill petrol in the tank more than half full (and not a full).
    Petrol has its mass. So, the more petrol a car has, the more weight it loads, which obviously consumes more petrol per a driving distance.
    Of course I agree the loss derived from petrol evaporating.

    Then, the question is which is TOTALLY saving money, to make the car lighter by possibly less petrol in the tank or to keep petrol more than half full for preventing petrol evaporation??

    Sorry for wordy 🙁

    1. Edward T Maguire

      When I was a kid living in Portugal, the taxi driver’s use to shut their engines off going down hill in an attempt to save gas. I wouldn’t try it today, and besides, there are no hills in sunny, warm Florida.

  10. Dan

    All cars past at least 1996 and before have a system to prevent fuel evaporation. It’s called the evap system. There are pressure sensors and canisters that trap this vapor collect it and feed it back through the engine so If. any of the fuel is lost through evaporation your cars sensors will trigger a check engine light to tell you about such a leak. Also when the fuel truck is filling don’t worry, there is plenty of filters before the nozzle that keep any dirt from getting anywhere near your fuel tank and into your filter. This may have been good advice for new cars in the 70s and before but, nothing to worry about now, unless you’re worried about fuel mileage driving your 66 chevelle muscle car.

    1. Johnny

      Right you are Dan 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  11. brennan

    some “tips” are relatively true….

  12. Well all the same my car still has used all the fuel i have put in it. and if i get an 0.1dl(desilitre) save on each tank station visit i maybe get 50e in life time :P. so no worries.

  13. a

    Your cars all have fuel filters which prevent any dirt especially large particles getting to the fuel injectors

  14. A lot of good points ! Thanks everyone

    1. Johnny

      You’re welcome Joe 🙂

  15. Exxon

    Due to price round-up at the pumps most people are only getting 99c worth of fuel in the $ per litre. $80 (ave) means you are likely to lose almost a dollar for every 80trs in your tank. As the average car fills to 80 litres at $1.40 it means you are losing so much more at the bowser than you think.

  16. Russell Lives Well

    It’s true! It eventually happening that kind of trick here in the Philippines that is why most of Filipinos using gas container beside from refilling the car’s tank.

  17. This I prewsume does not happen with diesel

  18. Jeffrey

    Meant to write presume, not prewsume.

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