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Since the advent of Pay At Pump and contactless cards, I just fill it to the top now. I only rounded it off to the nearest Β£5 so that I could pay with a note and not get any change back.

Ooh right!

I dunno, you try to hit it bang on I suppose. I bet it becomes a fun game to see how close you get but likely you’ll just use your card for it so the actual Pence isn’t going to be a huge issue?

Had no idea this was a thing that your car could tell you! That’s pretty cool.

Never managed to get those
Money or litre limiters on the pump to work. It defeats me EVERYTIME

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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