Sunday, August 22, 2010

Don't Top Off!!!

This is a special blog of all my Jersey peeps!  You ever notice how when you go to the gas station to fill up the attendant is anxious to add that extra $0.20 worth of gas to your tank after the pump has already stopped?  We all know this technique as "Topping Off" and even people who self pump (like us Marylanders) do it as well.  But did you know you actually don't get any gas?!

Topping off is a complete and utter waste of money and gas vapors.   Topping off your gas tank only makes you pay for gas that's automatically fed back into the pump.  When the pump clicks, your tank is at capacity, so there's no need  in you basking in the joy of seeing the number round up to $35.00 because your only paying the gas station for this happiness.  Additionally, you need the extra room in your gas tank for the gas to expand anyway, so there is no need to try to fill every nook and cranny of your tank. 

Brown Tip:

Save yourself some money and tell the gas station attendant "Don't Top Off!!!" (Jersey accent added).


Jazzbrew said...

When you shared this with me after yoga class I was surprised but educated. You can best believe I will no longer try to top off my gas. Great tip!

Kawana Cohen-Hopkins said...

Great Jazzbrew! Every drop counts :)