How preppers save money on gas
Easy ways preppers save money on gas

Easy ways to save money on gasoline.
Learn how to save money on gas to have more money for
prepping! As gas prices rise, you're probably looking for ways save
on gas while driving. Why not save everyday on gasoline and
reduce your overall bill?

In this way, you'll have more money for your preps and you'll be
more prepared than the others when gas is too expensive or hard
to come by. Here's how to save money on gasoline...

How Preppers Save Money on Gas
Gas is expensive today and preppers know it may be limited or
totally unavailable tomorrow. That's why it's important to know
how to save gas. Saving money on gas everyday will also free up
money for buying more preps.

Here's how preppers save money on gas:

#1. Use Gas buddy.
Want to save money at your local pump? Visit Gasbuddy.com
before you head out to your next fill up. Type in your ZIP code
and this amazing site will provide a list of gas stations and their
prices (includes local prices on regular gas, mid-grade, premium
and Diesel prices) and provides the prices for paying in cash!

#2: Stick to regular gas.
Caranddriver.com has a very lengthy explanation for why you can
stick to regular gas, their "
tests confirm that for most cars there
is no compelling reason to buy more expensive fuels than the
factory recommends."

The benefits of premium gas are mostly hype. To be sure, check
your car's manual and match the number that's printed (there's no
need to exceed it). You'll save a fortune annually!

#3: Never leave your vehicle's gas tank half empty.
You can be ready for just about anything when your gas tank is
full ~ you are ready to bug out, or head to the hospital, for
example. Another reason to keep your gas tank full is that the
day may come when gas is unavailable, in short supply, or in high
demand and just too costly to afford. Aside from those reasons,
you can save money by keeping your gas tank full:

  • Fill her up and save. Just driving back and forth to find the
    cheapest gas is wasting your fuel and money.

  • A full tank has less chance of evaporation. The more gas
    inside your tank, the less air inside. Air provides evaporation
    opportunities. T

  • Don't top off your gas. Overfilling your gas can damage
    your car. The excess gas could get into the charcoal canister
    which is supposed to be for the vapors. This can cause your
    car to run poorly and waste gas.

  • Don't go below a half a tank in frigid temperatures. In
    extreme cold conditions, your car might not start. Running
    with less than a quarter tank could destroy the electric fuel
    pump as it increases the condensation in the tank.

#4: Fill your tank in the mornings, coolest time of day.
When the ground is cold, the gasoline is more dense and you'll
get more gasoline for your money. Gasoline evaporates in air, but
most rapidly when it's hot outside. Storage tanks have a barrier
to help minimize the evaporation; however, this one trick alone
could save you thousands of dollars in your lifetime.  You see,
gasoline expands in the warmth. The heat of the day will suck
your gas into vapors and you'll be paying for fumes. Gas stations
don't have temperature compensation. Save yourself some money
and fill up only when the ground temperature is cool.

#5. Slow the fuel nozzle.
You may not realize it, but gas has three settings for dispensing
fuel. Don't get trigger happy with the fuel nozzle on the fast
setting! Easy does it to let gas drip slowly into your tank. Pump
gas at the slowest setting possible to minimize vapors the gas
station keeps. If you're in a hurry to fuel up, you'll only agitate
gas and create more vapors at the high setting.

#6. Seal your tank quickly after refueling.
Anyone who's ever left the gas seal opened knows this reality:
the air siphons your gas into vapors. It's good reason to seal the
fuel in your tank as quickly as possible.

#7. Avoid fueling up when a fuel tanker truck is
refilling the station.
This process brings the dregs of the gasoline (impurities of dirt,
sludge and the like) to the top and into your fuel source slowing
down the efficiency of your car.

#8. Change your spark plugs.
Essentially, spark plugs are a pair of electrodes that produce a
high voltage spark to ignite the engine with a mix of air and fuel.
It's the explosion which drives the cylinder down and causes the
wheels of your car to move. Spark plugs, when running efficiently,
help your car run smoother, which keeps gas consumption more
even. Here's
how to change a spark plugs.
Spark plugs
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#9: Keep air pressure full in the tires.
A properly pressured tire keeps the car in smooth and efficient
motion, whereas an uneven pressure tire wears on the car and
increases gas consumption with mileage. Check tire pressure
every two weeks, and do this in the morning, when it's colder and
before you've done too much driving in the day. Check your
manual for the proper tire pressure.

#10: Take off slowly.
Save money on gas by taking it easy. Ease the amount of
gasoline you use by accelerating slowly. Quick acceleration
wastes gas.

#11: Avoid idling!
When the car isn't in motion, you're getting 0 miles per gallon.
The only exception is when it's very cold where you need to warm
up your car to avoid an overhaul

#12: Limit air conditioning.
Air conditioning sucks the fuel from your tank. Open the windows
while you're in a 25-mile an hour zone.

#13: Trust your GPS (if you have it).
Trust your GPS even if things seem wrong while you're driving.
You can avoid unnecessary hills and stops with help from your
Global Positioning System (GPS). Best of all, with your GPS, you
can calculate the shortest distance for your route.

#14: Drive at a constant speed, not necessarily with
cruise control.
A smooth, constant ride will help you avoid braking too much, so
be sure to anticipate stops and lights. Quick acceleration may
cause excessive braking and waste gas.  You may be thinking to
use your cruise control to keep at a constant speed, but not on
hills! Cruise control on hills may cause the car to idle or push too
much gas from your tank!

#15:  Park quickly.
Take the first parking spot you find, instead of circling in the lot
and wasting gas. Taking a tour of the parking lot only costs you
more money.

#16: Park in the shade.
Parking in the shade will shield your tank as best as possible
from evaporation. At minimum, park so the sun's beams are not
on the side of the fuel pump.

#17: Use a fuel stabilizer for stored vehicles.
A fuel stabilizer keeps fuel fresh for quick, easy starts after
storage, while prolonging engine life. Sta-bil brand of fuel
stabilizer, pictured immediate right, removes water to prevent
corrosion and cleans carburetors and fuel injectors, and protects
engine from gum, varnish rust, and corrosion. What's more, you
won't need to drain your fuel before storing.

Fuel evaporates easily, but you can store gas in a gas tank
storage container for up to two years and with stabilizers, such
as Sta-Bil, you can go a few years longer. Diesel on the other
hand, only six months.

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