Is the ยฃ99 pay at pump limit going up any time soon?

Is the ยฃ99 pay at pump limit going up any time soon?

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donkmeister

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4,455 posts

71 months

Wednesday
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Today as the pump slowed to a crawl then clicked off at £99 with nearly 20 litres of tank still empty I was contemplating whether I would leave it there or do a second round. I don't have many miles to do in the near future and there was a queue so i opted to leave with my car wondering why it was still thirsty.

Even now, a lot of new cars have 60+ litre tanks and pretty much everything Mondeo-sized and larger used to come with a tank of 60-100 litres (I bet people here can name cars with even bigger tank options). With petrol now around £1.40-1.60 a litre depending on locale and grade that £99 often isn't enough to fill a fuel tank.

Does anyone know if any garages/chains have already raised the limit, or if they have plans to?

vonhosen

37,996 posts

188 months

Wednesday
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If you use the esso app to pay at the pump at esso stations you can set the 'reserved payment' limit to what you require on a scale up to £140.

paul.deitch

1,770 posts

228 months

Wednesday
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Well I can confirm that it is a programmable option. It's up to the retailer and the card companies.

Dodsy

7,075 posts

198 months

Wednesday
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With an 84.5 litre tank this isnt the first time ive had thus problem.

I usually fill up when im down to 1/4 full. If i forget i check out the kiosk queue. If there is no queue i pay inside , if there is i just use 2 cards and fill up twice.


Huntsman

7,359 posts

221 months

Wednesday
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My Silver Shadow takes 107ltrs.

Pothole

34,055 posts

253 months

Wednesday
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£99 was only just about enough to fill up my old S90 almost a decade ago...

speedyguy

5,014 posts

174 months

Wednesday
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Pothole said:
£99 was only just about enough to fill up my old S90 almost a decade ago...
Remember this the other year and to quote a bit of the article https://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2018/05/10/mum-of-t...


Ivan stewart

810 posts

7 months

Thursday
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I’m amazed they don’t do it like America or if you want to use the HGV pump to fill up a truck ,with pre authorisation for the payment especially now it’s so ridiculously expensive ..
If you’re in business a fuel card is very handy
Easy to keep track of spending and set price so it doesn’t matter where you fill up .

Edited by Ivan stewart on Thursday 25th November 04:54

Writhing

373 posts

80 months

Thursday
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I put £99.70 in my E39 the other day at my local Tesco.

cmvtec

1,757 posts

52 months

Thursday
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I seldom let my car get empty enough to need that much, but if it were truly empty would tip the £100 mark, and that's on a Jag S-Type. I must admit I've been using the TDI Golf shed more and more.

donkmeister

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4,455 posts

71 months

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Huntsman said:
My Silver Shadow takes 107ltrs.
If my great uncle's similarly-engined Silver Spirit was anything to go by, that must be good for about 300 miles range biglaugh

Love that old six-and-three-quarter.

mcflurry

8,844 posts

224 months

Thursday
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Is this a real issue?
Even at 20mpg that's nearly 300 miles of range..

1878

779 posts

134 months

Thursday
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mcflurry said:
Is this a real issue?
Even at 20mpg that's nearly 300 miles of range..
Every PHer needs to be ready for a 700 mile non-stop journey at an instant notice.

cmvtec

1,757 posts

52 months

Thursday
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mcflurry said:
Is this a real issue?
Even at 20mpg that's nearly 300 miles of range..
Right enough, but I do like to minimize time spent fuelling up

donkmeister

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71 months

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mcflurry said:
Is this a real issue?
Even at 20mpg that's nearly 300 miles of range..
Don't get me wrong, it's hardly life-or-death if I have to drive away without a full tank or pop my card in again for a second fill, but as I don't really enjoy going to petrol stations I generally want to fill up as infrequently as I can (whilst still enjoying the car - so no hypermile stuff).

donkmeister

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1878 said:
mcflurry said:
Is this a real issue?
Even at 20mpg that's nearly 300 miles of range..
Every PHer needs to be ready for a 700 mile non-stop journey at an instant notice.
Well that was certainly in the T&Cs when I signed up to PH, right below the bit about keeping a goatee beard on my person at all times.

masermartin

1,624 posts

148 months

Thursday
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Becoming a worry - no doubt if I let the 159 go right to the limit then I could hit £99 no problem.

Dave Hedgehog

13,746 posts

175 months

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£99 to fill up!

Time for a clarkson smug face meme again lol


RazerSauber

1,184 posts

31 months

Thursday
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I don't think it's a worry for me. I have a nearby Costco where prices are in the 140's for both petrol and diesel. I have a max tank capacity of 62 litres, a 50L, 45L and a 13L tank. Even the 62L tank at 150p would be £93 at the very most. Not that I run my cars down to empty then brim them all the way up, either. Fuel light on (or in the reserve block) then guesstimate half a tank (full for the 13L bike, I'm not that stingy).

hyphen

23,634 posts

61 months

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OP, already a thread running for this with lots of helpful advice: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...