Monday, 17 November 2014

Is your garage overcharging you for fuel?

I saw this picture on a Facebook post today. Someone took a picture of a fuel pump having dispensed exactly 1 litre of fuel. As you can see the pump is apparently charging 1.1p per litre more than it should. Now it could be that this is an isolated incident, a dodgy pump or it could be part of a wider pattern. How can we tell? Well social media is a great way to find out. All you have to do is stop the pump when it has dispensed exactly 1 litre and check. If it has dispensed the correct amount at the right cost, then there is nothing to worry about. If the garage are overcharging you, then get the evidence and let us know.

The best way to do this is to get the evidence and then tweet it, with name of the garage and the time and include @Barneteye in the tweet. We don't recommend photgraphing petrol pumps, but a receipt should have the details and this can be scanned. If you don't want to simply put 1 litre in, then simply work out the projected cost and the actual amount.

It always seems to the Barnet Eye that when oil prices go up, pump prices shoot up. When they come down, pump prices stay the same. Of course this could be a typical facebook wind up, but it is easy enough to check, isn't it.

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