Green Transportation

Moving toward a transportation system that fuels healthy people and a healthy planet.

Add to My MSN

Friday Fuel Economy: Best Time to Fill Up

7/20/2007 12:00:00 AM

Tags: gas prices, gas mileage, mpg tips

Want more gas for your money? Whenever possible, fill up when temperatures are relatively cooler. As temperature rise during the warmer times of the day, especially in the summer, gas expands and thus you get a little bit less as you fill up.

But in the morning or late evening, gas has more density and you'll thus get more for your money. Cooler temperatures also mean less evaporative emissions from your time at the pump — smog forms more easily when it's hottest outside.

Another good reason to buy gas in the early morning: It's speculated that gas stations, especially the corporate chains, adjust their prices in the late morning or at lunchtime. When those prices go up, that starts a domino effect for all the locally owned stations in the area.


John Rockhold is a green car enthusiast and Contributing Editor for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Find him on .



Related Content

Transformation Tuesday: Upcycle Mania!

The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.

Do You Check Your Car's Gas Mileage?

How often, if ever, do you check your the gas mileage of your car or truck? Did you know it's super ...

Friday Fuel Economy: Choose the Right Motor Oil

5W-30? 10W-30? Be sure you get the right motor oil grade.

When to Buy Chickens

Wondering when to buy chickens? February to June is the best time to buy baby chicks if you are inte...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 







Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.