BBC panic stations as usual....
If you are healthy you are fine, if you have lung or heart problems then caution is suggested. If you own a car....AAAARGH!
BBC News - Air pollution: High levels 'to spread across England'
Good excuse not to bother cleaning it I guess...
BBC panic stations as usual....
My car was caked in that dust on Saturday/Sunday here, still haven't cleaned it yet
Yes, because the most tiresome thing about a car is having to keep it clean.
Let's all ignore the pollution made by all those < 3 mile journeys in urban areas though. It's all those OTHER drivers that are the problem.
I don't understand how people rack up so many miles on their cars, I drive 40 miles a day along an A road and I put exactly Ł45 per month of fuel in. My mum puts Ł35 per week in! I think it very much depends on your driving style and what size engine you have, I have a 1.4 Civic and it's great if you look at my computer it says I average 54MPG. Be careful of what electronic devices you have on, Lights, Stereo. Keep your car clean as a dirty car isn't as Aerodynamic! Maintain your car every 12 months give it a full service and drive carefully and don't have your foot hard on acceleration and you'll be fine. I also try to keep my revs down before changing gear, I will change gears at 2500RPM Maximum before going into a higher gear and I try not to half to a stop either as pulling off in second doing 4MPH is better than stopping and pulling off in first
Also get your petrol in the morning around 7ish rather than later on in the day and when pumping petrol don't keep squeezing the trigger you get more out of the pump if you hold the pump half way in constant so try not to move your hand you get more bang for your buck! I proved this with a petrol can when my uncle tried to say that it wasn't true I got around 3 Litres more doing it that method, remember the sale aren't accurate on Petrol pumps and don't count how many liters is leaving it estimates this on how hard you pull the pump
Some weeks he can be driving about 100 miles in the week and some up to 300 miles or more
I work at three schools, luckily two are within 5 minutes walking of each other, the third is about 10 miles away.
I also do various home visits for computer repair so some weeks my mileage is higher than others.
Plus factoring in I have family in Caerphilly, Preston, Oldham and dotted about in Scotland, so with regular trips to see them that also puts miles up.
Last edited by hardtailstar; 2nd April 2014 at 11:51 AM. Reason: spelling fail
Not saying it's not true only that they may have some guidelines the pumps have to fit in between but they can't measure it 100%!
And may I add the fact that once you stop pumping petrol the excess bit comes out into your tank which isn't accounted for on the pump itself measuring that bit of petrols price so it can't be 100% accurate ever.
Last edited by abillybob; 2nd April 2014 at 12:01 PM.
4. Pump gas at the low-speed rather than the high-speed setting because the latter causes more agitation, thus more evaporation?
It does seem logical to assume that the higher the speed of the pump the more it may agitate the fuel, causing more evaporation. But consider this: the longer it takes to pump the fuel the more evaporation can occur too, so any benefits to pumping at the slower speed are probably negated.
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