Fueling up is part of a driver’s daily routine and a major factor to consider for car buyers. Although there are charging stations for other types of fuel and even electricity, gasoline is by far the most used and popular in Mexico.
so can time of day save some money or petrol while loading it into the car; Is it more efficient? The answer is yes and although there is savings, you must know why and if it is necessary to practice it.
According to experts in the field, the best time to load gasoline is early morning, as the density of gasoline varies depending on the temperature of the car. After 6 p.m. and before 10 a.m. is ideal, according to Profeco and Sedema.
Petrol is generally paid per liter, but the density of that liter combustible can vary: the colder the environment, the denser and more efficient the gasoline, the higher the temperature, the lower the density and the lower the performance per liter of gasoline, and of course, this money you can save For one or two liters of gasoline.
Tips to Save When Loading Gasoline
- Refuel during the early hours of the day.
- Ask that gasoline be shipped in liters rather than a monetary amount.
- Load gasoline with the highest octane number according to your vehicle’s manual or specifications.
- Fill the tank only after it is half full.
- Keep track of speed changes to avoid consumption of petrol,
- Ask the dispatcher to slow load fuel.
How far is it right to fill your car’s gas tank?
Despite popular belief about filling a gas tank, which says it should be full, including a spare tank, this probably isn’t the most accurate.
According to the mechanical experts of Ford Company it is advised to keep a gasoline tank where the fuel pump (with which the gasoline is dispensed) shuts off.
This recommendation helps to make the gasoline meter more accurate, as it avoids inaccurate measurements from excess filling, in addition to the vehicle being lighter. Meanwhile, the fuel tank should never be allowed to empty less than a quarter of its capacity, as it may increase the risk of loss on the fuel pump.
How do you know that the gas station serves you ‘Litre of Litre’?
Various gas station chains offer motorists the possibility to request a “liter test”, in which the dispatcher uses a two-liter cylinder and fills it up so that the customer can see the actual amount of fuel to be purchased.
In this regard, NOM-005-SCFI-2017, the official Mexican standard on the regulation of pumps for dispensing fuel, indicates that, even though gas stations must sell you full liters, there is a tolerance: every 20 liters of fuel. For, the margin of error is plus/minus 100 milliamperes.
In case of deviation more than established above, may be penalized by the gas station in question PredictionShutting off the hose in which the abnormality was recorded or shutting down the entire gas station if necessary.