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Cheap Gas (petrol)
While petrol prices skyrocket with whichever flimsy excuse is being given at the moment, cheap gas is out there for smart shoppers and fools alike. Knowledge of the tricks used in the industry can help you be sure that you are a smart consumer and donít risk engine damage with your frugality. Be keenly aware of the source of cheap gas, examine the pumps and station if it can help you feel more comfortable. Many gasoline retailers will offer their gas cheap because they know whatís really in their underground tanks. Things like water, sediments and other engine-harming things can be found in unkempt storage tanks. Looking at the general upkeep of the retailerís establishment can give hints about the unseen parts of their shop. That tank of cheap gas may cause damage to your carís engine if it has been tainted by poor storage conditions.
The smart shopper will find a reputable source, such as a prepaid plan that locks in the price to protect the consumerís future purchases. Quietly offered by several companies, the idea of buying before you actually need the gas may be difficult to swallow for some. A highly specialized type of agreement is made allowing the consumer to purchase a bulk lot of gasoline at or slightly below the current price, to be used as it is needed. Again, this requires trust that the company or persons with which one is entering into this agreement will stick around to honour their deal. Should you be able to find such an offer from a known and respected company, jump on it.
One of the more involved processes by which one can acquire cheap gas is to make it. Should your motor car run via a diesel engine, thereís such a thing as free gas, provided you filter, treat and have a place to store used deep frying oil which many restaurants are currently paying to have removed. Many environmentally concerned people have taken a keen interest in this recycled fuel, known as bio-diesel, not only for the low cost, but for itís decreased environmental impact as well. Tests have shown amazing results from diesel vehicles using bio-diesel for fuel. While not nearly as trendy as a hybrid car, selecting a diesel car to run on bio-fuels is another option for lower fuel cost commuting with an eye towards a brighter future.