Tips on Filling your Vehicles
Tip no. 1 – Go and pay at the counter, get back to the pump, hold the nozzle and start filling.
Tip no. 2 – What tip?
OK, there was this email, circulated around and finally landed in my inbox. It was on tips on filling your vehicles, originated by one tightwad cheap ass who has been working in a petroleum line for about 31 years. So this cheapass, presumably the species who would slam the brake to stop his car to pick up a 10 cent he think he sees lying on the road, was giving out these jew-tricks to all to make sure that we’ll be getting more of our money’s worth for every liter.
First, fill up your car early in the morning because the colder the ground, the denser the fuel, so you gonna get a liter exactly a litter. When it gets warmer, petrol expand and crap like that, so your liter will not be exactly a liter. So, in the midst of our usual morning traffic jam, make a point to stop at any station to fill up. You’ll save, well, say some 3 sen and if you keep this habit till you retire, say 10 years from today, you will end up saving RM20!
Second tip, when you are filling up, do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. Pumping on low speed minimizes the vapours that are created. So take it easy, take your time, forget about the morning traffic. Pump slowly, enjoy the petrol-ish aromatherapy longer, a good start for your day. When you are finally done, try to wave your hand and see whether you can get back into the traffic. You’ll save, mmm, say another 5 sen. Imagine in 50 years, how much that could sum up to.
And another, fill up your tank when it is half full. The more fuel you have in your tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. OK, that will save you say, may be a lot in 100 years, imagine that!
And last, if there is a fuel tanker pumping into the storage tanks, do not fill up at this moment – most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. So, wait or find another station (remember, you have to do all these in the morning).
OK join the cheapskate, and get the maximum value for your money.