[Tagging] Self serve and full serve gas stations

phil at trigpoint.me.uk phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Jun 9 12:47:47 UTC 2015

On Tue Jun 9 13:23:05 2015 GMT+0100, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2015-06-09 13:48 GMT+02:00 Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:
> > > While I agree that fueling only is minimum service and not full
> > > service, around here (Europe) minimum service is always cheaper than
> > > self because there is someone who does work for you, while in self you
> > > will do it and nobody has to paid for it (there might no even be any
> > > staff at the gas station, and you'll pay in advance at a machine).
> >
> > In the UK your card is pre-authorised, usually to GBP99, you cannot
> > easily prepay for an unknown amount.
> > >
> > The charge to your card is made after you have filled the car, with the
> > amount of fuel you have bought.
> payment in advance is possible with "GCHQ-save" cash as well, no
> compromising plastic needed ;-)
Why worry, the ANPR cameras will get you anyway. 

Do they give change? Otherwise how do you know how much to prepay?

My own car I have an idea,  within 4 litres but when filling a hire car (which must be returned full), I haven't a clue.

Phil (trigpoint)

Sent from my Jolla

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