Propane Refill vs Exchange

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When you are running low on propane what do you usually do? Take it to your local gas station or convenience store to get it exchanged, right? But what if I told you that you could save time, money, and effort refilling your tank instead of exchanging it for a new one?

Save money by refilling

Why spend more money than you should? The average cost to exchange a propane tank varies from $5.00 - $6.00 a gallon. The cost to refill a propane tank varies from $3.00 - $4.00 a gallon at most U-Haul locations. On average, you will be spending $1.76 less per gallon by refilling your propane tank rather than exchanging it. That's more money in your pocket to fill up your propane tank on your next visit!

Fill up your propane tank

Most people don't let their propane tank go completely empty, especially if they have an event coming up where they don't want to run out. If your tank is not completely empty, you will lose the propane that's left in it if you are exchanging your old tank for a new one. 

When you refill your propane tank, you'll never lose the propane you've already paid for and you'll only pay for the propane you need.

Under-filled propane tanks

When you exchange your propane tank, you may be getting less propane than you expect. Many companies only fill their 20lb propane tanks to 15lbs, which means that even though you're paying for a full tank, you'll receive less and need to go back to refill your tank sooner than necessary.

20lb propane tanks already allow for 20% expansion for temperature differences. When you refill your tank with U-Haul, we'll make sure you get the propane you pay for. A full BBQ tank is 20lbs of propane, not 15lbs.

Refilling your propane tank at U-Haul 

Refilling your propane tank is easy, cheap and convenient. U-Haul refill stations have trained attendants to help you fill up your tank and get you back on the road quickly. 

Drive up to the refill station with the tank, push the bell, a certified attendant will come over and fill your tank, then pay at the tank with your credit card. No going inside to find someone to unlock the cage. No going inside to pay. Filling your propane at U-Haul is quick, simple and will save you money

To prevent the loss of propane when exchanging your propane cylinder, refill your tank, and pay for what you need. Prices may vary at each U-Haul location, so find a location near you and get your propane tank refilled today!

Check out uhaul.com/propane to learn more about propane safety as well as other propane uses and tips.