A Half Tank of Gas

How often do you come dangerously close to running out of gas, stretching the fumes to run that last quick errand? It's a worthy goal to be sure, but keeping your car at half a tank or more could make all the difference. Here are a few benefits to making a half tank your new cue to fill 'er up.

  • You'll never run out of gas. (I know it's obvious, but I've done it at least once... in the drive thru of a restaurant, no less.)
  • You won't run late because you had to stop to get gas.
  • You can pick the time of day and a clean, convenient station where you prefer to get gas.
  • No more getting gas in dress clothes, extreme weather, or waiting in line.
  • During a power outage, gas stations can't pump gas either.
  • In a significant evacuation, stations may run out of gasoline.
  • A half tank will get most cars at least 100 miles. That's far enough from most likely dangers or events in an emergency.
  • If things get too bad, gas in the car can be siphoned to become gas in the generator if needed.
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1 comment:

  1. What's the fun in not being able to live on the edge and see exactly how many miles you can go after the gas light comes on? :)

    I'm kidding...I do actually do that though (more often than I should)...this post has some really great reasons for me to change that!