Debunking fuel-saving myths that actually cost you more

Debunking fuel-saving myths that actually cost you more

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Lorraine Nicole Tan

Lorraine Nicole Tan

55 week ago — 4 min read

Myth: Premium fuel is always better for my car.

Truth: The higher the octane rating, the more expensive the fuel is. But this does not equate to fuel efficiency. The best fuel will always depend on the vehicle you drive. Have a look at your vehicle’s manual and follow the fuel specifications. Otherwise, you’ll be paying extra per liter without any added benefits.

 

Myth: I have to fuel up early in the day or late at night when it’s colder to get more gas.

Truth: Liquids expand when heated and contract when cold; that’s why most people say that you get denser fuel when you gas up during the colder temperatures. However, note where the fuel is being pumped out—from underground tanks at a constant temperature. With the standards that are employed now, all underground tanks are capable of doing this. Fueling up does not have to be time-dependent. So instead, fuel up at your own pace.

 

Myth: Turning the AC off and rolling the windows down will cut my fuel consumption.

Truth: This is not necessarily the case for all situations. When driving at slower speeds, turning off the AC and rolling the windows down is better, as the AC will consume fuel. However, rolling your windows down at highway speeds will create more aerodynamic drag that will reduce your fuel efficiency.

 

Myth: I have to queue for hours in a gas station to fuel up before a price hike, to catch up on lower gas prices.

Truth: While this is the case for most, SEAOIL customers who are using the PriceLOCQ app have the liberty to lock fuel prices and virtually buy fuel through the app for later redemption.

 

The higher the octane rating, the more expensive the fuel is. But this does not equate to fuel efficiency. The best fuel will always depend on the vehicle you drive. Have a look at your vehicle’s manual and follow the fuel specifications. Otherwise, you’ll be paying extra per liter without any added benefits.

 

With the PriceLOCQ app, you can purchase fuel anytime, anywhere at your fingertips. Lock low fuel prices and store up to 600 liters of fuel in your virtual tank! No need to worry about immediately consuming fuel bought through PriceLOCQ as you can redeem it at your own pace at over 300+ SEAOIL stations nationwide! Perfect for businesses or consumers with 1-2 vehicles.

 

 

Have the power over fuel prices with the PriceLOCQ app! Save time and money and allocate these resources to things that truly matter to you.

Get the most out of these fuel-saving offers from PriceLOCQ, whether it's a P300 fuel voucher or it's a P1,000 fuel rebate by following this linkGet your early start and sign up at our website today!

 

Also read: How I reduced my office electricity bill

 

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