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When do you tank up your car?

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by caffeineam, Jan 4, 2013.

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When do you tank up your car?

  1. When fuel warning light is on

    52.9%
  2. When fuel level is at half tank or lower on the console

    31.4%
  3. Ignore the console and go by KM readings close to empty

    5.0%
  4. Ignore the console and go by KM readings at half tank or lower

    3.3%
  5. Randomly

    7.4%
  1. caffeineam

    caffeineam Amatore

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    217
    Mumbai
    I'm starting this poll to see if there is a trend in refueling followed by people. I used to wait for the reserve marker to refuel, now I go by KMs and refuel when I think 25% would be left. It's very 1980s-1990s like, but recent experiences have made take up this approach.
  2. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    3,121
    Driver Seat _/
    :
    Grande Punto 1.3
    These days with second option i.e closer to empty and depending upon the Kind off Fuel station i.e do they accept credit cards or only cash.
    Eventhough if i know my car can travel more 200 Kms and if i come across Fuel station accepting the credit cards i will preferr the fuel filling at that point itselves rather waiting for half empty tank.
  3. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

    Messages:
    1,599
    Bangalore/Kasargod
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    It also depends on the usage pattern. I usually do a full tank in the first week of the month, when the salary is still in my pocket :) Since my usage is uniform, I know I have to tank up in another 20 days. Fuel guage has been reliable till date.
    All my long drives start with a full tank. After driving some 100+ kms, if the fuel guage reading doesnt reflect used fuel, then it seems to be a case to be worried about, from the two of cases reported.
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  4. Hurricane

    Hurricane Amatore

    Messages:
    205
    Hyderabad.
    I usually fuel up the tank when fuel warning light is on.
  5. I fill every Sunday Night and the next Friday Night to see how much I have spent driving to office.
  6. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    4,215
    MH 12
    Once in a month :)

    But usually when warning light is on.
  7. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    2,048
    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Usually make the Tank full once the Needle is below the half mark or nearby to 1/4th mark.
  8. prashantgupta84

    prashantgupta84 Regolare

    Messages:
    383
    New Delhi
    Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.3
    When the Fuel light is on...generally 20-30 kms after that
  9. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

    Messages:
    2,438
    Bangalore
    After 300 kms or when the needle just touches the 1/3rd mark, whichever comes first.

    Rajan
  10. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    3,989
    Punjab
    I rarely let the "reserve" light come on.

    Cheers.
    1 person likes this.

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