Everybody is talking about gas prices going sky high but nobody does anything about it. Well, fellow gas guzzlers, here is a small beginning. As of today I will not stop for fuel, until my gas gauge goes below a quarter tank, and I will stop fueling at a half tank. No more being a nice guy.
Believe it or not, a gallon of gas weighs 8 pounds. My tank holds 17.7 gallons of gas, which weighs 141.6 pounds. At a half tank I am carrying approx 72 pounds less weight, so why fill the tank to the brim, especially if I use my car only for in-town driving?
I believe my engine will run smoother and will increase my miles per gallon. It will also make me aware when I get behind the wheel — is this trip necessary?
Another reason for going to a half tank is this. Why should I be another storage tank for the gas moguls by carrying 72 pounds of their product when I won't be using it for quite a while? (This will not work in the big cities for commuters with bumper to bumper traffic jams.) This is food for thought in the small towns as we are fast becoming "fools for fuel."
Robert G. Orlando