Car / Driving thread (rolling) πŸš—πŸ›£οΈπŸš¦β›½πŸš—

It’s like having to have your TV volume on an even number or multiple of five though… I used to do it, but if you can break out of the habit, the liberation is wonderful.

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it’s the floating .01 cost and i totally get it.

I am lucky enough now to be able to afford to fill up when I like, but i have been in the situation of trying to calculate mpg and if Β£6 of petrol will be enough to last me until payday without breaking down AND also allow me to eat, or if i could get away with a fiver. and then if you trip over to Β£5.01 then fuuuuuuuucck :sweat_smile:

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When the only available pump is on the opposite side to your fuel cap:

  • I am a coward and will wait for a pump on the correct side to become available
  • I’m a maverick and know that hoses easily reach the other side of the car

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I’m not sure that makes you a maverick. If you intentionally pull up on the wrong side in order to stretch it then that’s more maverick.

I’ve noticed that sometimes you have to give it a bit of a tug to extend it.

I know you’re joking but I’ve been in situations where i’ve the money all planned out until payday though, and literally down to pennies so going 50p over would fuck me, or at least mean than something else would fall by the wayside.

On seeing this at the pump though i’m totally with you - makes me shudder seeing it a penny over!

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I usually just do little Β£10 top ups but sometimes if I want some sweets I’ll do Β£8.20 and then let the sweets do the rest or if I’m feeling fancy I’ll go to like Β£13.20 and let the sweets do their thing.

That’s just showing off.

Other: Refuse to fill the car up with petrol.

I only noticed a couple of days ago that some of the diesel pumps have the glove thing

That sweet sweet twitch twitch of the lever, edging closer…

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The petrol station I used to fill up at used to have a plate with pennies on it, so that if someone was trying to fill up to a round number but overshot they could take a penny and use that, which was a nice gesture

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i haven’t done more than 200 miles since march, and that was all in one trip.

pretty sure my car is going to break down soon from only using it once a month to go to the recycling centre 2 minutes away.

Oh whoops they probs all do. I’m really unobservant at the pumps

If you are filling up how many clicks will satisfy you

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Is there something specific about diesel vs petrol and germ transmission BTW? Wasn’t sure why you split it.

Post-covid we have hand sanitiser in the car so I wouldn’t use disposable gloves when it’s there I guess.

Tyre pressure monitoring, along with daytime running lights (and probably some other stuff) have been mandatory on new cars since about 2012.

Petrol just evaporates if it gets spilt, diesel doesn’t so you tend to get a hand covered in diesel if you don’t use gloves.

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i just tend to put the diesel in the car and not spray it around everywhere

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