Am I out of gas? **On side of road**

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The gas is much less expensive 30 miles down the road. When traveling, I plan my stops based on fuel costs and sometimes they get close to the limit. Lol
How much cheaper is the gas at the next stop? If you have the standard size tank, you are unlikely to buy more than 20 gallons at a time. If the price is 20 cents more at the 'expensive' station, it will cost you $4.00 more to fill up, and not have to worry about it. Skip the coffee, buy the gas, and get where you are going without stressing.
 

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I have a 32 gallon and when traveling, it is usually 1800 miles one way. It adds up, esp. when towing.
Or when going out west, I try combine price with octane before the altitude/octane drop.

Not a fan of 85 octane when climbing mountains or coming back to lower elevation.
If getting fuel at high elevation, I go to mid grade to get 87 octane.

Also price can have significant price changes over state lines. I prefer to stay with top tier if possible.
 

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The gas is much less expensive 30 miles down the road. When traveling, I plan my stops based on fuel costs and sometimes they get close to the lim
I won't even turn left and go across any lanes to save a dime if there is a station on the right. I figure the $2.50 I might save (if it was empty)isn't worth chancing getting hit or worth the time coming back out and having to cross the lanes again turning left. LOL
 
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Not much crossing of lanes on an interstate

What's with all of the baby gas tanks? :)
 

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You got me there! lol
That was hard for me as I never let my needle go past 1/2 a tank. I lived in California from 2014 - 2015 and I regularly paid $4.80+ for gas. When I moved back east in mid 2015 $3.50 a gallon gas prices didn't scare me anymore so ALL my vehicles get 91+ octane super unleaded.
 

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The fuel in your tank cools the fuel pump, low fuel, hot pump, big problem!
West Tx I 10 middle of the night? Damn near ran out of gas, 15 mi Drive to empty. Pulling a RV trailer, sweating bullets, dogs in the car,
Lovely wife ******** and worried! Never Again. Ever been to Ludlow CA? Same crap plus 3 bucks more. Aint worth it. Get gas before 1/4 tank or SOONER, trust me! I know.
 

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The gas is much less expensive 30 miles down the road. When traveling, I plan my stops based on fuel costs and sometimes they get close to the limit. Lol

The only time I let mine get below 1/3 of a tank is when I've saved up fuel points to the point I can get a fill up at a ridiculous price and I'm just driving around close to home. Getting 29 gallons of mid-grade for 80 cents a gallon is just fun. I don't care about the money so much as the feeling I've traveled back in time briefly.
 

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You should never run it out of gas. I always fill up when I hit quarter of a tank. You never know if there will be some sort of natural disaster or medical emergency that will jot afford you the opportunity to go to the gas station. We learned that lesson when we were stationed overseas, lol
 
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