Filling Up With Petrol/diesel/gashow do you go about it?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:45 AM
I was just wondering how you go about filling your motor vehicles up with fuel, I don't have anyone around who can help me today and I would like to not leave it until tonight, do I have a choice? In the UK are there attendants who help?
I will be braving the motorway for the 1st time post injury tomorrow. I am not so good with getting my chair in and out the car but I figure that I will find a way that suits me.
How did you guys find your 1st long journey on the motorway completely independently? Have you any tips?
I tempted to drink very little so I don't have to stop.
Thanks for reading.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:45 AM
First find a garage that doesn't have steps, i pulled up at one once and went into pay and tipped out my chair lol, the step was narrow from door to end of step, pulled door open and BAM! lol.
When you pull up at the station, park up on the outer pumps that way you'll have enough room to get out, then just take your time. If you're not comfortable getting in and out of your car just yet, just flash your lights or beep your horn to get their attention and show them your blue badge. Then hopefully they'll know for next time.
But if you do get out and do it, it's nothing to worry about, just don't rush for other people and the more you do it the easier and less stressful it gets.
I sometimes go to one that's in a quiet village and is never busy, they recognise me and come out.
You'll be fine on the motorway, i find motorways easier to drive on, less stress and more of a straight forward drive. If you've got a satnav use it, if not print off or copy directions off the AA website. Yeah don't drink too much before you go and you'll be fine, but if the journey is a long one and you think you need to go there are plenty of service stations about. But i reks you'll be fine. Don't stick behind lorries for too long, you might miss the turn off sign
Most of all enjoy the drive
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:05 PM
This is the device I was talking about but I have had mixed success, mostly the staff in the shops have not been trained or you see them looking around with blank expressions trying to figure out what the noise is! KR has the right idea, find a local station where they can get to know you and fill up there. Unless you are regularly driving long distances and filling up in strange locations in which case bigger is better when it comes to getting help as usually there is more staff.
Read what it says on the website for £15 it's not bad having it in the car and you get a list of participating stations.
Good luck and enjoy your drive and your session when there. Let me know how you get on.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:14 PM
We all have the worry about the unknown, like filling your car up with fuel etc, we all find a way like with the tips above or by yourself, we cool peeps can adapt to anything, just takes practice, getting out there and doing it or finding a happy medium. You'll be fine Brok and enjoy the trip
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:38 PM
When I'm not at home and I have to fill up I get someone to either press the button or ask inside for assistance for me, often people will offer to fill my car up for me.
Don't worry about your first long journey, just take it steady and plan a few rest stops along the way.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:23 PM
All the stations I've seen for the last 15 years or so, have had credit card readers,, so going inside isn't ususally necessary,,, and even if it is inaccessable,, make them come out to get the money after you have your fuel,, serves them right for not offering help in the first place,, the rat b**tards.
Above all,, enjoy yourself,, and don't let anyone rush you,, whether pumping gas or looking at the scenery,, they can go around.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:24 PM
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