How far to fill the Gas Tank? and How to park in fewer movements?


When arriving at the gas station it is important to take into account when ordering a full tank, the level, and capacity of the gas tank, as it is often customary to continue supplying fuel even when the hose has been thrown away.

It is worth mentioning that most fuel pumps detect changes in air pressure as the tank fills up, so the hoses often make a sound to indicate an adjustment in pressure. Once the fuel reaches the tip of the hose, the automatic fill will be discarded. It is here where we must consider several details:

Typically, dispatchers offer to fill the tank more to round off the price, however, those weights added to the account do not necessarily go to our tank for various reasons:

  • Some vehicles equip drain lines precisely to avoid overfilling it, so it drains.
  • Due to the working of the hoses, some of the fuel sometimes returns to the pump.

Is it wrong to fill the gas tank to more than the top?

It is recommended to keep the limit indicated by the hose because although it could fill a little more, there are several reasons not to:

  • Fuel could be spilled, which could be dangerous.
  • It would imply an inconvenience for the environment.
  • The spilled fuel would generate a cost.
  • In some vehicles, some systems allow capturing and evacuating vapors that are released from the fuel system, so it is recommended that the gasoline does not reach the level where it is found and it breaks down.

It is recommended to fill the tank to the level indicated by the indicator of your vehicle.

How to park in fewer movements?

We tell you the fastest and most efficient way to park in parallel using simply the mirrors and the movements on the steering wheel.

It should be noted, from the beginning, that one of the main recommendations is to know widely the characteristics of your car, that is the turning radius, size, blind spots, etc.

When locating an available spot, make sure of the following:

  • Make it at least a car and a half larger than yours
  • That the street is of low circulation or controlled speed
  • That there are no items that you can lose sights of, such as stones or boats
  • Optimum visibility in any direction

Once you have made sure of the above, follow these simple steps:

  1. Pair your vehicle with the car in front, so that the tires are aligned.
  2. Reverse and move forward until the end of the parked vehicle in front is three-quarters of yours, then fully turn the steering wheel in the direction of the space.
  3. When the end of the vehicle in front is halfway to yours, but the steering wheel in a straight position.
  4. Once your mirror covers the skulls of the car in front, turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction to where space is.

Ready! Now only accommodate your vehicle as necessary to keep it between the two vehicles.

It is recommended that you make the necessary adjustments to be as straight and close to the sidewalk as possible, to allow the free transit of other vehicles on the road.

Remember that many Ford cars have assists to improve your safety such as blind-spot monitoring, reverse camera, sensors, and even the Parking Assistant.