Road Trip Tips: Checking your gas cap could save you money

Watching a 9-11 documentary on NGC last week, I happened to catch this short snippet. Check it out.



  1. This is absolutely true. Floating or un-ignited hydrocarbons drifting up in the atmosphere is much more polluting then burning them (and wasting them). My chemistry is a bit foggy, but it has something to do with sunlight reacting with the hydrocarbon molecule. Generally, when these are ignited in an engine with oxygen, the main bi-products are carbon dioxide and water vapor.


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