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Don't overfill the gas tank or try to "top it off" beyond where the automatic nozzle clicks off. Spilled gasoline evaporates to aggravate smog formation and can leak into groundwater. [6]

Source: [6] Green Book Online [10th annual "Greenest Cars"]

 EPA: Don't Top Off Your Gas Tank!

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