How to Fill up your Gas Tank

How to Fill up your Gas Tank

What time of day should I fill my tank?

What time of day should I fill my tank?

When is the best day to fill my tank?

When is the best day to fill my tank?

Is it okay to use the fast mode to fill my tank?

Is it okay to use the fast mode to fill my tank?

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Should I fill my tank all the way or a little at a time?

Should I fill my tank all the way or a little at a time?

Is it okay to pump gas when the storage tanks are being filled?

Is it okay to pump gas when the storage tanks are being filled?

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How can I find the cheapest gas?

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Which octane gas is best for my car?

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Is it okay to mix octanes?

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Should I continue pumping after the automatic shut off?

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Do hybrid cars really work?

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Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?

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How do tires effect gas mileage?

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Do car modifications really work to save gas?

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What are Dr. Roadmap's special tips?

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Which octane gas is best for my car?

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How can I find the cheapest gas?

How can I find the cheapest gas?

Is it okay to pump gas when the storage tanks are being filled?

Is it okay to pump gas when the storage tanks are being filled?

Should I fill my tank all the way or a little at a time?

Should I fill my tank all the way or a little at a time?

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Is it okay to use the fast mode to fill my tank?

Is it okay to use the fast mode to fill my tank?

When is the best day to fill my tank?

When is the best day to fill my tank?

What time of day should I fill my tank?

What time of day should I fill my tank?

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David Rizzo

Dr. Road Map, Dr. Road Map

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David, DR. ROADMAP, Rizzo burst upon the traffic scene in late 1987 as the first person in Los Angeles to offer alternate routes to motorists who were sick and tired of being stuck in traffic. In 1990 he released to the world the most comprehensive guide ever written of off-freeway commuting in Southern California. Two years later he became the first traffic reporter to offer daily alternate routes in real time over the air on one of the most popular morning radio shows in Los Angeles. Dr. Roadmap continues to provide COMMUTE MANAGEMENT solutions with the 2006 release of his book, "Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California."

Should I wait until my tank is on empty to fill up?

Fuel economy expert David Rizzo discusses if you should wait until the tank is on Empty to fill up.

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Host: Should I wait until my tank is on Empty to fill up?

David Rizzo: Never wait until the tank is on Empty. At best you want it about half full. There are many reason for this. First of all in the summer, again we are talking about vapor and that vapor you cannot burn it, you need liquid in your tank. So, if you are driving around and parking your car on an empty, on a hot night that vapor escapes. Yes, cars have evaporative emission control systems that recapture the fumes in a carbon canister and put it back in in the morning, but you are still losing it, especially if your gas cap isn't really secure. So, keep you tank topped off, especially overnight. Another reason why you want to keep your tank at least half full when you go to the gas station is with new cars, the fuel pumps are located in the gas tank, and they cool themselves with the liquid fuel. So, if you run on empty, you are running the risk of burning out your fuel pump. If you have a older car, the fuel pump of course is located on the engine block but even still the older tanks rust. They collect all these rust particles that sit in the bottom. If you run your tank empty before you fill it, again you are going to create some turbulence, those rust particles will get in the gas, they will get in your fuel injectors in your carburetor and create problems that decrease your gas mileage. So, always fill up when you are at least about half maybe be one-third tank, no more, no less.