Gas: Are You Really Getting What You Pay For? (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch
By Corinne Rose

July 23, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM EDT

INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -- With gas prices fluctuating so widely these past few weeks, how do you know you're truly getting a full gallon of gas when you put it in your tank?

Inspectors with Fort Wayne's Department of Weights and Measures put five gallons of each grad of gas through a complex system of gauges and each grad must fall within a certain tolerance for it to be certified as legal.

That means a gallon of gas may be off by no more than three shot glasses worth of fuel, either way.

"The regular was a plus 6, the the mid grade was a plus 3 and the premium was a minus 6," Mike Vore of the Fort Wayne Weights and Measures Department told Corinne Rose. She asked, "so what does that mean for people who are going to be getting gas out of this particular pump?" To which he replied, "that means they're getting what they pay for."

Every gas pump in the city is inspected once every summer to make sure it's pumping the correct amount.

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