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Post Reply When getting gas, do you wait in your car or wait outside?
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/2/17
I never wait in the car. Even if its cold. I stay next to the pump and watch the numbers. I don't fill up all the way because there's a set amount I like to pay for, or whats left on my card so I don't overdraft. I should get in the habit of taking out the amount out of the atm that I need but I'm just lazy.

My parents wait in the car but I just don't feel comfortable if I'm not monitoring the gas pump.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/2/17

zangeif123 wrote:

You should wait outside by the pump if you're the one pumping. For obvious safety reasons leaving the pump while it's pumping is never a good idea. Besides, what's the point waiting in the car for only a minute? It doesn't take that long.


I takes a little more then a minute for myself to fuel up 100 gallons/ 375 litres. so i prefer to wait in the vehicle.
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I prefer to not up the chance of blowing myself up while pumping gas.


Static electricity-related incidents at retail gasoline outlets are extremely unusual, but the potential for them to happen appears to be the highest during cool or cold and dry climate conditions. In rare circumstances, these static related incidents have resulted in a brief flash fire occurring at the fill point. Consumers can take steps to minimize these and other potential fueling hazards by following safe refueling procedures all year long.

Most important, motorists should not get back into their vehicles during refueling. It may be a temptation to get back in the car for any number of reasons. But the average fill-up takes only two minutes, and staying outside the vehicle will greatly minimize the likelihood of any build-up of static electricity that could be discharged at the nozzle.

http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas/consumer-information/consumer-resources/staying-safe-pump
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/2/17
Never ever trust a pump to stop when your tank is full. I have had my tank overfill three times at three separate gas stations (even though they have in the past automatically stopped).
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/2/17
Never get in. Shit can hit the fan really quickly with you relaxing for like 30 seconds even if the lock thing is provided.
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Temperature, time of day, wind velocity are determinants whether I remain in- or outside my vehicle. Prefer to pay at pump versus face time with a humanoid inside paying $$$ upfront. I don't round up when the amount is uneven either as some regional stations deliberately have their pumps stop a penny or two over (Git 'N Go in SW Missouri excels at this) $$.00.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/2/17
outside
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I don't own a car, nor do I even have a license to drive, so I usually wait inside the car until they finish filling up. I couldn't care less whether or not there's a chance of dying.
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If it's really cold and the wind is whippin up like crazy I don't think I'd feel like standing outside
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I don't own a car but I normally just wait inside. I guess I'm the odd duck.
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Posted 10/2/17 , edited 10/2/17
In Australia you pump your fuel then go inside and pay
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I live in Oregon, another state where you aren't allowed to pump your own gas, so I wait in my car. However, when I am out of state a few times of year I wait at the pump for the aforementioned reasons of not wanting to catch on fire. Also people do steal gas from unattended pumps, I caught a guy trying to do it to someone a few months back. He tried to argue that the other guy and him were friends.. till the guy showed up and threated him with a baseball bat :/ BTW I am also an auto mechanic, and if the automatic shutoff fails your tank will overfill, and for anything made since the early 2000s that can actually cost you several hundred bucks to get fixed. Vapor canisters on the emissions systems are for just that, vapors, and liquid fuel in them ruins them
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Posted 10/2/17 , edited 10/2/17

Ryulightorb wrote:

In Australia you pump your fuel then go inside and pay :P


That used to be the case in the US before there was a rash of people driving off without paying when gas had jumped over $3 a gallon.
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Posted 10/2/17 , edited 10/3/17

saksiss wrote:

Sounds like America, where the obese retards WOULD invent something like this.


Well aren't you sassy. This feature wasn't created for the people pumping their own gas. It existed back in the day before self-service gas pumping was the norm in most states. Back then it allowed gas station attendants to pump for more than one car at time, wash your windshield while the gas was pumping, or even check your oil.

Please don't go around calling folks "obese retards" on CR. There's no need to be that rude.
Posted 10/2/17 , edited 10/2/17
Stand outside to pump gas.
Go inside gas station store to pay for the gas.
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