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7 Hours Per Tank

I had opportunity to test those figures again as I drove home via Des Moines, Minneapolis, Duluth, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Parry Sound and to Toronto.

I had opportunity to verify those figures with my local mechanic, John Egner, who told me that bigger cars had bigger gas tanks, but were less efficient, so that most standard cars on the road had gas tanks big enough to travel for seven hours on a tank of gas.

That meant that I ought to be able, always, to drive for seven hours without filling up with gas.

It turned out to be true driving around town, as well as on the highway. My little Hyundai Excel was an economical car.

It also turned out that I could reduce significantly my wasted time on a driving vacation by stopping for gas only every seven hours, filling up first thing in the morning (or last thing at night), and eating my big meal at one of the two intermediate gas stops,

Perfect solution!


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