Up next in How to Save Money on Gas for Your Car (7 videos)
Fill up your tank less often -- and save money when you do -- with the gas saving tips and tricks in this car fuel video series from Howcast.
You Will Need
- Owner's manual
Determine gas tank side
Check to see what side of your car the gas tank is on and pull up to the gas pump accordingly.
Turn car off
Place the car in park and turn off your car.
Pay at the pump with a credit card or pay the attendant inside the station.
Open gas cap
Open the door to your gas tank and unscrew the cap. Lift up the gas nozzle and select the octane level you want for your gas.
Squeeze the nozzle and fill up your tank on slow mode. Turn your head away so as to not breathe in the fumes.
Remove the nozzle from the gas spout and place it back into position once the tank is full. Do not keep pumping after it automatically shuts off.
Screw up gas cap
Screw the gas cap back on and shut the door. Fill up your gas tank once it gets to about half empty and make sure your tires are fully inflated to help increase your gas mileage.