Just try to show your work

Because I am not at all seeing the connection here: Is it good to fill your gas every time it hits the halfway mark?

I mean, I think I know what he means:

Like I thought it would be a good idea to save money on gas if I was to fill up every time it hit the 1/2 way mark or is it bad to do that?

If anything, it should reduce your gas mileage a tad, if only because you’re carrying around the weight of at least half a tank of gas all the time. (Half a tank in my car would weigh about 55 lb.)


  1. John Salmon »

    1 December 2018 · 9:24 am

    Insert #millenialsaremorons… All right, maybe I thought gasoline was weightless when I was 25, too. Maybe.

  2. fillyjonk »

    1 December 2018 · 11:51 am

    I….what….that’s in the same boat as “Knit faster, you’re running out of yarn”

    I fill my tank when it hits 1/2. Partly force of habit, partly me being paranoid of “what if something terrible happened and an evacuation order were called and you had only 1/4 of a tank? I figure “not being dead in an emergency” outweighs the slight loss of mpgs a fuller tank brings.

  3. CGHill »

    1 December 2018 · 1:56 pm

    I tend to let it drop to just below one-quarter, mostly because I remember the one time I drove this car with the Low Fuel light glaring at me for more than 30 miles, refilling the tank took just under 15 gallons — and it holds 18.5.

  4. John Salmon »

    1 December 2018 · 3:03 pm

    I’ve never encountered a car that doesn’t encourage you to refuel long before you really need to.

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