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Back on the road again

It was a bruised and battered version of Scott Ross with you today. But finally unbowed I’m back and hopefully repaired.

So today we looked at 2 motoring related stories.

So what do you make of this?

Although never leaving her vehicle, 69-year old retired care worker from Sutton in Surrey, Colleen Russell was awarded a £100 fine after being stuck in a queue for a car wash.

It seems that the owners of the facility have cameras monitoring the forecourt – fining anyone who stays more than 30 minutes without a ticket, but the system does not take account of drivers using the car wash on busy days. 

On arrival she found there were 4 other cars in the line so had to wait for her turn. 

A week later she received the £100 fine from Euro Car Parks and has now appealed the decision.

Incredible!

Now especially in these “straightened times” we all try to get the most out of every situation, but drivers are now being warned to stop filling their tanks past the first click hear at the pump – something I’ve been doing for years but experts now warn that this might prove to be a false economy. 

According to the managing director of one leasing company, the extra fuel you’re trying to eke out of the pump might actually not even end up in the tank but run into the small drain under the entry and onto the ground beneath your vehicle or worse still may be sucked back into the pipe meaning that you end up paying the petrol station to give them back their own fuel.

On top of this it could result in more serious problems for your car further down the line. This involves the vapour recovery system which prevents evaporated petrol or diesel escaping when you release the petrol cap to fill up, capturing it in a charcoal canister instead.

However forcing surplus petrol or diesel into the tank, can propel liquid fuel into the pipes and damage the vapour recovery system.

Should his occur and warning lights appear on your dashboard you’ll run the risk of failing emissions tests, face an unwelcome expensive repair bill, of up to £500.

You have been warned!

Anyway all being well I hope to be back with you again tomorrow,
Scott

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Back on the road again

It was a bruised and battered version of Scott Ross with you today. But finally unbowed I’m back and hopefully repaired.

So today we looked at 2 motoring related stories.

So what do you make of this?

Although never leaving her vehicle, 69-year old retired care worker from Sutton in Surrey, Colleen Russell was awarded a £100 fine after being stuck in a queue for a car wash.

It seems that the owners of the facility have cameras monitoring the forecourt – fining anyone who stays more than 30 minutes without a ticket, but the system does not take account of drivers using the car wash on busy days. 

On arrival she found there were 4 other cars in the line so had to wait for her turn. 

A week later she received the £100 fine from Euro Car Parks and has now appealed the decision.

Incredible!

Now especially in these “straightened times” we all try to get the most out of every situation, but drivers are now being warned to stop filling their tanks past the first click hear at the pump – something I’ve been doing for years but experts now warn that this might prove to be a false economy. 

According to the managing director of one leasing company, the extra fuel you’re trying to eke out of the pump might actually not even end up in the tank but run into the small drain under the entry and onto the ground beneath your vehicle or worse still may be sucked back into the pipe meaning that you end up paying the petrol station to give them back their own fuel.

On top of this it could result in more serious problems for your car further down the line. This involves the vapour recovery system which prevents evaporated petrol or diesel escaping when you release the petrol cap to fill up, capturing it in a charcoal canister instead.

However forcing surplus petrol or diesel into the tank, can propel liquid fuel into the pipes and damage the vapour recovery system.

Should his occur and warning lights appear on your dashboard you’ll run the risk of failing emissions tests, face an unwelcome expensive repair bill, of up to £500.

You have been warned!

Anyway all being well I hope to be back with you again tomorrow,
Scott

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Back on the road again

It was a bruised and battered version of Scott Ross with you today. But finally unbowed I’m back and hopefully repaired.

So today we looked at 2 motoring related stories.

So what do you make of this?

Although never leaving her vehicle, 69-year old retired care worker from Sutton in Surrey, Colleen Russell was awarded a £100 fine after being stuck in a queue for a car wash.

It seems that the owners of the facility have cameras monitoring the forecourt – fining anyone who stays more than 30 minutes without a ticket, but the system does not take account of drivers using the car wash on busy days. 

On arrival she found there were 4 other cars in the line so had to wait for her turn. 

A week later she received the £100 fine from Euro Car Parks and has now appealed the decision.

Incredible!

Now especially in these “straightened times” we all try to get the most out of every situation, but drivers are now being warned to stop filling their tanks past the first click hear at the pump – something I’ve been doing for years but experts now warn that this might prove to be a false economy. 

According to the managing director of one leasing company, the extra fuel you’re trying to eke out of the pump might actually not even end up in the tank but run into the small drain under the entry and onto the ground beneath your vehicle or worse still may be sucked back into the pipe meaning that you end up paying the petrol station to give them back their own fuel.

On top of this it could result in more serious problems for your car further down the line. This involves the vapour recovery system which prevents evaporated petrol or diesel escaping when you release the petrol cap to fill up, capturing it in a charcoal canister instead.

However forcing surplus petrol or diesel into the tank, can propel liquid fuel into the pipes and damage the vapour recovery system.

Should his occur and warning lights appear on your dashboard you’ll run the risk of failing emissions tests, face an unwelcome expensive repair bill, of up to £500.

You have been warned!

Anyway all being well I hope to be back with you again tomorrow,
Scott

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Back on the road again

It was a bruised and battered version of Scott Ross with you today. But finally unbowed I’m back and hopefully repaired.

So today we looked at 2 motoring related stories.

So what do you make of this?

Although never leaving her vehicle, 69-year old retired care worker from Sutton in Surrey, Colleen Russell was awarded a £100 fine after being stuck in a queue for a car wash.

It seems that the owners of the facility have cameras monitoring the forecourt – fining anyone who stays more than 30 minutes without a ticket, but the system does not take account of drivers using the car wash on busy days. 

On arrival she found there were 4 other cars in the line so had to wait for her turn. 

A week later she received the £100 fine from Euro Car Parks and has now appealed the decision.

Incredible!

Now especially in these “straightened times” we all try to get the most out of every situation, but drivers are now being warned to stop filling their tanks past the first click hear at the pump – something I’ve been doing for years but experts now warn that this might prove to be a false economy. 

According to the managing director of one leasing company, the extra fuel you’re trying to eke out of the pump might actually not even end up in the tank but run into the small drain under the entry and onto the ground beneath your vehicle or worse still may be sucked back into the pipe meaning that you end up paying the petrol station to give them back their own fuel.

On top of this it could result in more serious problems for your car further down the line. This involves the vapour recovery system which prevents evaporated petrol or diesel escaping when you release the petrol cap to fill up, capturing it in a charcoal canister instead.

However forcing surplus petrol or diesel into the tank, can propel liquid fuel into the pipes and damage the vapour recovery system.

Should his occur and warning lights appear on your dashboard you’ll run the risk of failing emissions tests, face an unwelcome expensive repair bill, of up to £500.

You have been warned!

Anyway all being well I hope to be back with you again tomorrow,
Scott

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