Make Best Use Of Fueling Time

Jim Luff
Posted on March 9, 2016

When you are fueling, there is no reason to watch the number of gallons or cost of the fuel being pumped. This is a time to walk around your vehicle and do a check up.

You might assume since you did a thorough pre-trip inspection that you do not need to check again. However, if you are getting fuel, chances are you have driven a significant number of miles since that last pre-trip inspection. This means you could have picked up a nail in a tire that might cause you problems soon. A coolant hose could have developed a leak and be slowly dripping fluid that will also cause you trouble down the road.

Be sure to look around and underneath your vehicle and check for leaks, tire damage, debris stuck under the car or anything else unusual or dangerous. This also allows you to stretch your legs as you walk around and perform some squats as you look under the vehicle.

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