Question: There was a discussion some time ago about problems with petrol pumps, and someone posted with info about a very clever, simple, cheap little plastic gizmo that holds the trigger in place without any of the dangers of the scarf. I bought one and use it all the time – but I’m afraid I didn’t keep details. Can anyone post the info again?
Answer 1: I looked it up. It was called the Easifuel, price 1.99. Telephone number 0171-582 1117. If that number no longer applies, I think it had a mention also in the RSIA newsletter, so they may be able to supply contact details .
Answer 2: I always use the same garage and as long as I go when they are not busy they will come and fill the car for me. The best time is when the shifts are just about to change and there are at least 2 attendants there. The “full service” garage I used to use (miles from anywhere out in the country) has now closed down (boo-hoo). If you do use a regular garage – telephone and ask – people are (mostly) very helpful – if not go elsewhere! If you use a supermarket petrol filling station phone in advance and they will arrange for someone to fill your car for you. Asda and Sainsbury are very good for this – but don’t go right at the busy time. I’ve found that shops will do almost anything for your custom if you are polite and reasonable with your requests.