With recent rising fuel costs and the amount of people complaining to Trading Standards about “rip-off prices”, the AA carried out an investigation into petrol stations and how accurate the pumps actually are.

They claim that out of all the stations that they tested, not one of them gave you less fuel than what you paid for.

The study actually showed that drivers are in a “lucky dip” situation where drivers may receive an extra 4.4% of fuel over what they have paid for.

This has backfired for the people complaining as retailers are now looking to upgrade their ageing measuring equipment to keep in line with standards.

The full article can be found here:
http://www.theaa.com/newsroom/news-2012/petrol-pump-accuracy.html

**Unfortunately for us they don’t say which fuel stations give the bonus fuel.

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