When it comes to saving money, people will sometimes go to extreme lengths. Saving money on fuel costs is no different. In fact, there are several fuel myths and hacks all over the Internet. However, many myths are outdated or simply don’t work out. Some fuel myths may even be costing your business money.
Check out how these common fuel saving myths are raising your fuel costs and how Magness Oil Company can help you save more money on your fuel.
MYTH: Fuel up in the morning when the fuel is cooler.
This myth suggests that since fuel is denser when it is cooler, fueling up early in the morning will get you more fuel for the same amount of money. However, if you are fueling up at a station, then chances are very high that your fuel will be the same temperature in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night. Most fuel at stations is kept insulated and underground which keeps the temperature of the fuel regulated.
If your company is spending hours each morning trying to top off vehicles and machines in order to get more fuel, then you could be losing money in the amount of time drivers are sitting in line at the fuel tank.
MYTH: Idling your vehicle saves fuel.
This myth suggests that you will save fuel if you idle your vehicle instead of start and stopping the engine. This myth is completely wrong. If a vehicle is idled for more than 10 seconds, it’s the same as stopping and starting your vehicle. Idling vehicles for long periods of time is also bad for vehicles as it puts stress on your exhaust and spark plugs.
By having drivers idle at stops, you could also be putting more wear and tear on vehicles which can cost more money than the fuel you thought you were saving when idling the vehicle.
MYTH: You get better fuel efficiency if you only drive at 55 mph.
This myth suggests that driving around 55 mph will help your fuel last longer. If your drivers have a long distance to travel, then taking it slow may cost your business in a variety ways. Unless your drivers are excellent at time management, they may be late to job sites. The slower pace may also be costing you in overtime wages.
It’s not the speed but the driver’s behavior such as quickly accelerating after stops and driving erratically that cause the fuel to be used up faster. If you want to save money, make sure that you look into the driving record of each employee who will be driving. By not allowing those with a history of reckless driving behind the wheel of your company fleet, you can save money.
MYTH: Save fuel by rolling down the windows.
Not only is this myth completely wrong, but having your employees drive vehicles with windows down in the extreme temps in order to save a little money can be dangerous. If your employees are driving slowing around town and want to roll down the window, then it may save a few cents. However, if they are driving over 55 mph down the highway, windows need to be rolled up in order to not mess with the aerodynamics and overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
HOW MAGNESS OIL COMPANY CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON YOUR FUEL COSTS
Whether your business runs a 500 truck fleet or you use Magness Oil Company to fuel your local government trucks and equipment, Magness Oil can save you money.
Magness Oil Company Offers Competitive Pricing:
When it comes to wholesale fuel pricing, Magness Oil always offers real-time and the most competitive prices to our customers. We stay competitive so that you can stay competitive. We understand that every cent counts and work hard to bring only the best prices to our customers.
Magness Oil Company Offers Lock-In Pricing Contracts:
We also offer our customers individual job or 6-month locked-in pricing contracts so that you can manage your business and jobs the way you see fit. With locked-in pricing, you can create and stick to a fuel budget to help your business grow.
Stop with the shortcuts. Save money on fuel costs the right way with Magness Oil. Give us a call today at (870)425-4353 and let’s put together a plan to help you start saving on your fuel costs.