Lynne, Wisconsin
W11069 US Hwy 8
Tripoli, WI 54564

3 Safety Tips to Remember When Filling up at the Gas Station May 9, 2017

Lynne, Oneida
3 Safety Tips to Remember When Filling up at the Gas Station, Lynne, Wisconsin

When you visit a gas station, you’re typically thinking about filling your tank and moving on. Stopping at the pump is a necessary part of private transportation, something people have done hundreds of time, and it’s not uncommon to mentally go elsewhere when purchasing gas.

The next time you find yourself filling up, keep in mind there are safety hazards with far-reaching consequences – both on and off the road. Read on for three crucial safety tips to keep in mind at the gas station:

Turn Off Your Car

There are signs at nearly every gas station advising customers to turn off their car engine – and leave it off – for the duration of their time pumping gas. This is because your vehicle’s engine poses a potential hazard. If a random spark were to occur under the hood, within your car’s electrical system, you could ignite flames around the gas receptacles. Additionally, it is not a good idea to leave your car running while you’re outside of it, as someone could hop into it and drive off. This would not only result in a stolen vehicle, but the gas pump inserted into your car would theoretically spray everyone in the proximity when it was knocked loose from your gas valve, which could also cause significant problems.

gas stationDon’t Reenter Your Vehicle

No matter how hot or cold it is, resist the urge to sit inside your vehicle while the gas is pumping. Drivers returning to their car at the gas pump is one of the leading causes of static electricity, which present a fire hazard. As you slide into your driver’s seat, your clothing makes contact with the seat’s fabric, which can lead to static electricity forming. Then, when you touch the gas pump, a spark could be caused from the accrued static electricity, resulting in a fire or explosion. If for some reason you have to get back inside your car, whether to retrieve your wallet or to assist children or animals, be sure to touch a piece of metal to relieve the static before touching the gas pump.

Don’t Smoke

Sitting outside your car waiting for it to refuel seems like the ideal time to have a quick smoke break, doesn’t it? Wrong! Lighting matches or a lighter while near gasoline fumes is a surefire way to cause a spark. Hold off smoking cigarettes, or even electronic smoking devices, until you’re back on the road and far away from any gasoline.

Although there are some safety risks to keep in mind when fueling gas, it’s a necessary part of your day-to-day life.

The next time you find yourself in Tripoli, Wisconsin, be sure to fill up your stomach and your gas tank at Tri-Mart BP. For more information about the company, visit their website or call (715) 564-2440 to speak with a representative.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Tri-Mart BP
A Gas Station's 3 Tips for Saving Fuel, Lynne, Wisconsin
For many people, a long road trip is an integral part of a memorable summer. From bonding with your family to belting your favorite songs, there’s something special about the more
3 Gas Station Snacks That Are Perfect for Road Trips , Lynne, Wisconsin
Whether you’re on a cross-country road trip or headed to another city, driving for long stretches of time requires sustenance. While you may not have the time to eat at a diner or more
3 Ways to Spend Less Time at the Gas Station, Lynne, Wisconsin
No one likes making frequent trips to the pump, especially when gas prices are on the rise. At Tri-Mart BP in Tripoli, WI, the friendly gas station employees understand the more
3 Ways to Plan Your Fuel Stops & Save Money During Your Road Trip, Lynne, Wisconsin
Road trips are an excellent way to experience the country, learn more about yourself, and have fun, but some common mistakes often have travelers stranded on the side of the highway, more
Understanding Different Types of Fuel, Lynne, Wisconsin
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who drives regularly, you likely have to fuel up every week or so. And chances are that you opt for unleaded gas without considering more