Dear Readers:
Another article sent in by a concerned citizen …………….!
When you put the gas nozzle into your tank and pull the trigger, listen … You will see the numbers adding up, but there is no sound of the gas going into your tank for about 3 seconds or about 15-20 cents worth.
What next?
Stop at 10 litres and check the price – read and you will understand … cheating at the gas pumps.
This is true. It happened to travelers three weeks ago somewhere in Ridgetown on their way to Kingston. The pump should have totalled @ $38.00 (and change). When the receipt was printed, and she checked it was $47.00 (and change). She got mad, went inside the store, asked for a calculator and let them do the math. They refunded her. She told them that if they cheat, they had better make it right. Normally, her husband would skip printing the receipt. Not her.
We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere.
Brian pumped exactly one liter of gas.
The price did not match the cost of one liter. It was higher.
He went inside and complained and got a refund.
There is also a number on each pump that you can call and complain.
This is a true story, so read it carefully.
I stopped at a gas station in Chatham. My truck’s gas gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the regular grade, which was priced at $1.250 per liter. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere around 45 liters to fill it up. When the pump showed 45 liters had been pumped, I began to slow it down. Then, to my surprise, it went to 50, then 55. I even looked under my truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not. Then it showed 60 liters on the pump. It stopped at 62 liters. This was very strange to me, since my truck has only a 65 liter tank. I went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a report that 1 out of 10 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a person actually got.
Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount:
Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 LITERS in your tank, then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10 times the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged.
In my case, as I said, the mid-grade was $1.250 per liter; my dollar amount for 10 liters should have been $12.50. I wish I had checked the pump. It doesn’t matter where you pump gas, please check the 10 liter price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the MTO, and direct your comments to the Commissioner, the info is on the gas pumps.
Please don’t delete this until you have sent it to all people in your address book. We need to put a stop to this outrageous cheating of customers. The gas companies are making enough profits at honest rates.