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Is it better to fill up your gas tank all at once, or little by little ($15 at a time).


I drive a moderate amount, and I usually fill up my tank with about $15 worth a time, unless its at a low price or I'm going on a long trip--then I fill it up completely. Is this an economically efficient plan, or am I wasting money.

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    Jason Matthews 5 months ago

    Robie, I know about those programs. It's really neat that you shared your positive experiences. Thanks!

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  • Larry Wall 4 years ago

    That may be a result of your gas gauge not being entirely accurate. Gas gauges depend upon a float in the gas tank. As the level drops the sloshing of the gas may affect the reading on the gauge. Also, when you fill up, you are probably overfilling.


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    Steven Pearson (mattforte) 4 years ago

    I fail to see what this has to do with the question.


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  • Larry Wall 4 years ago

    With the amount of gas you use, filling up once every 12 days seems practical. If your gas gauge does not work, it is either a bad fuse in the dashboard lights (unlikely) or the float in your gas tank is not working, which means a new gas tank.

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