Thoom! You’re at the gas pumps and you hear this familiar, sonorous shut-off click signaling that your tank is full. The total reads $20.41 and that odd amount of change due somehow feels like wearing one shoe.
You decide to squeeze the nozzle to get that extra 4 cents for a comfortable multiple of 5, or if you have a great discount from shopper’s rewards you may even try for an extra 50 cents- despite the warning label that advises against topping off. It’s likely that you wait until your car is riding on fumes before you fuel up so you can get that great discount per gallon.
Before you go beyond the pump’s automatic cut off, you should know why topping off your fuel tank is not such a great idea.
Topping off can cause damage to your fuel system
Your car is engineered with a vapor collection system that can be compromised by overfilling...