When it comes down to saving hard-earned money, people can sometimes go to very extreme lengths. Saving money on fuel costs isn’t any different. In fact, various fuel myths are all over the internet, and you can’t always trust them. Many myths are just outdated or simply don’t work. A few myths might be costing your business money too. Read on for a few common fuel-saving myths that might be costing you money.
Myth #1: Fueling Up in the Morning
This common myth suggests that since fuel is a lot denser when it’s cooler, fueling early in the morning will get you a lot more fuel for the same amount of money. However, if you’re fueling up at a station, then the chances are pretty high that your fuel will be about the same temperature in the morning, afternoon, and night. A lot of fuel kept in stations is insulated and underground, which keeps the temperature of the fuel entirely regulated. If your company is spending more time every morning trying to top off vehicles and machines for more fuel, you’re probably losing money in the number of times drivers are sitting in line around the fuel tank.
Myth #2: Idling Your Car Saves Fuel
This myth suggests that you’ll save fuel if you leave your vehicle idle instead of start and stopping your engine. This is totally wrong. If a car is idled for more than ten seconds, it is the same thing as stopping and starting up the vehicle. Idling vehicles for extended periods is bad for the vehicle since it puts stress on the exhaust and spark plugs. If you have drivers idle during stops, you might also be putting more wear and tear on your vehicle. This can cost way more in expenses than the fuel you thought you were saving.
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