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marielle

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2008 1:34:27 PM

what is the best time of day to fill up your car?
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:55:57 AM

Morning
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:19:14 AM

Mornings late in the week
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70plus
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 11:42:50 PM

Never fill up when the gas truck is there. While pouring, the crap in the bottom of the tank is stirred up.

Gas prices normally change after 11:00 am , so if you like the price when the tank has a 1/4 of a tank.... fill up
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TigerRose
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 11:21:21 PM

Agree with Quatro44

Be aware of surroundings, watch for placards.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 9:38:44 AM

mornings
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TexBob
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 5:59:53 AM

When the gage says empty
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breakfree69
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2012 5:48:33 PM

The best time to fill up is the morning.
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biancanera
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2011 10:39:50 AM

I wait until after work because the cheaper stations are on my way home - plus it gives me time to see which of the three has the lowest price of the day.
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Quatro44
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2011 10:33:42 PM

just not after the truck fills the tank... all stirred up and filter clogging.
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Susieq60
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2011 4:20:40 PM

Any time there is news of unrest in the middle east, head to the station
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 3:41:50 PM

the best time to fill up is in the evening. it's not as hot, and it's safer.
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itkowboy
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 8:42:31 AM

Whenever it's convenient.
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23mustang
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 2:50:33 PM

in the morning
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AllieSmallie
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 1:37:49 PM

no preference just when it's cheap
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Fute
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2011 4:45:28 PM

I fill in the am on the way to work. Not for chemistry or physics reasons, but for economic ones. Prices usually pop up in the mid to late morning.
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PawsVette
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2011 12:18:38 AM

evening
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weezer769
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 9:55:49 PM

At the cheapest station with the least amount of cars
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MaloraAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2011 9:06:25 PM

Best time well that is 2 fold.
#1 When the price is lowest... Costco can change 3 x a day.
But I believe mornings are best or after dark.
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cheap2010skate
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2011 11:03:24 AM

anytime the price is low; morning or evening makes no difference because underground tanks keep gas temp. stable
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MeadowBay
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 8:37:16 PM

Morning or evening
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adminconcepts
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 12:49:45 PM

I have heard that the morning is the best time before the heat of the day makes the gas expand in the tanks. But still stay away from a station that is filing the tanks. The sludge in the bottom of the tanks gets all stirred up and in your tank. I have heard it takes at least 2 hours for things to settle in the tanks.
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Beast23
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 3:49:47 AM

during the morning
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lile07
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 7:55:21 PM

3am when no ones at da pump
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HOGYLD
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2011 5:14:04 PM

Usually in the evening, but I watch for price decreases.
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AKG11
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2011 5:19:57 PM

I usually fill my tank on my way home, when my tank is near empty or there is big jump in price.
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redjamwizard
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2011 10:29:48 AM

cool mornings
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RNValerie
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2011 1:57:08 AM

Every payday which is a Friday. Think I will switch to mornings and midweek as suggested
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RNValerie
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2011 1:57:07 AM

Every payday which is a Friday. Think I will switch to mornings and midweek as suggested
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Gypsymom
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2011 9:50:48 PM

mid-morning
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jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2011 9:33:32 PM

mid morning or afternoon while most people are at work.
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TxCritter
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2011 9:20:55 AM

when someone else is paying for it
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stanleyvision
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2011 2:22:28 AM

Anytime price is good
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redjamwizard
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2011 2:34:51 PM

after a Long - Cool - cloudy - Rainy Day as fuel shinks w/cool weather so you get more for your money in volume
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ripoff1
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2011 7:01:33 AM

when it's cheapest
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gazol
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2011 1:39:26 AM

On a weekday morning before 09:17, when no fuel is being delivered, at least four days before any holiday, in a shady area of the station, when my fuel tank is nearly empty, the price of fuel is as low as it has been in the last two weeks, and the price is the same for credit card and cash purchases.
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SophiaCA
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2011 12:46:15 AM

the best time to fill up your car is in the morning or evening.
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Ravon17
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 8:53:03 PM

before you park for the night, so you don't have to do it in the morning
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JustMe433
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 4:43:22 PM

I live on the way to "cottage country" so I've noticed that in the summer, Wednesday's are best day (tend to be lowest price) or before noon on Thursday. A lot of people take Fridays off to head to cottage and price goes up Thursday aft. to catch those cottage bound and they get dinged again Sunday night and Monday morning for the return to the city.

Any other time of year - Thursdays seems to be the cheaper day.
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lile07
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 12:35:36 PM

3am when no ones at the pump haha
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58salty
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 8:54:02 AM

When it's the coolest. The cold compresses gas, heat expands it.
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2011 7:25:01 PM

evening
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akaclaudia
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2011 5:16:09 AM

The best time to fill up is when the price is down. It is amazing that even though the barrel prices are lower than before, our gas/diesel is still way more than it should be.
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Maureen331
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2011 4:19:12 AM

not sure but I notice on Friday morning gas will be one price and by 3PM in the afternoon stations raise the prices. I guess they are thinking many get paid Friday and fill their tanks up then. So we all may want to fill up Thur evening.
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JerryNJ
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 11:56:05 AM

doubt its a noticable difference
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lmf4108
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 11:22:06 AM

What about days of the week? Is it better to fill up on, let's say, a tuesday or wednesday Vs Monday or thursday or sunday?
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BeBlessed
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 11:04:07 AM

I know most say it's best to fill up when it's cool because there's less loss but - I wonder exactly how much loss there is??????
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redjamwizard
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 10:42:52 AM

- cool days as you get more for your money as gas is sold by volume
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snowgoogoo
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2011 5:03:48 PM

Thanks for the information!
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redjamwizard
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2011 11:36:04 AM

morning --- Cold gas you get more
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fsufan11
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2011 1:19:27 AM

in the morning, because that is when the gas has cooled off
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