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Go Gas, 1603 N Howe St, Southport
March 26, 2013
Gas Saving Tips
Don't Top Off Your Gas Tank!
Help protect the environment, and save money!
- Do you top off your gas tank and overfill it?
- When the gas pump nozzle clicks off automatically, do you add a little more gas to round off your dollar sale?
- Topping off your gas tank is bad for the environment and your wallet.
Topping off the gas tank can result in your paying for gasoline that is fed back into the station's tanks
because your gas tank is full. The gas nozzle automatically clicks off when your gas tank is full.
In areas of ozone nonattainment, gas station pumps are equipped with vapor recovery systems that feed
back gas vapors into their tanks to prevent vapors from escaping into the air and contributing to air pollution.
Any additional gas you try to pump into your tank may be drawn into the vapor line and fed back into the
station's storage tanks.
You need extra room in your gas tank to allow the gasoline to expand. If you top off your tank, the extra
gas may evaporate into your vehicle's vapor collection system. That system may become fouled and will
not work properly causing your vehicle to run poorly and have high gas emissions.
Gasoline vapors are harmful to breathe. Gasoline vapors contribute to bad ozone days and are a source
of toxic air pollutants such as benzene. Evaporation from the spillage of gas from overfilling can occur, contributing
to the air pollution problem. Remember you pay for the gas that evaporates or is spilled on the ground.
Topping off your gas tank may foul the station's vapor recovery system. Adding more gas after the nozzle
has automatically shut off can cause the station's vapor recovery system to operate improperly. This contributes to
the air pollution problem and may cause the gas pump to fail to work for the next person.
Information courtesy of the EPA:
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