On Friday, I was out at my sisters in the country. When I pulled in my tank showed two bars (three bars is a quarter tank.) On the way to the church meeting in the evening, the "empty gas" symbol showed up after the tank dropped to one bar. The tank size in my vehicle is about 14 gallons. That means it is 1.16-1.2 gallons per bar or 36-42 miles. (I realized at my last fill that I had reached 34 miles per gallon. So I was hoping that I had the 1.2 gallons until it was empty.)
|Running on Empty|
When I was a young girl, I vaguely remember the president asking people to turn down their thermostats and drive less to conserve due to a fuel shortage. That year for Christmas my sister and I got BIG fluffy house slippers and sleeping bags that by changing where you snapped them; they became the 1970's version of a snuggie or housecoat.
There was also a lot of debate around, "did it pay to turn off the car at stop-lights or did you save more gas letting it idle?" Those old cars were NOT fuel injected. They took more gas when starting. Waiting in line at the fast food drive thru and at the long stop-lights I wondered the same thing. I decided to turn off the vehicle. Did I do the right thing?
|Right after filling up.|