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not to want to get my hands dirty putting petrol in?

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mumthemovie Mon 23-Nov-15 20:25:24

In the olden days, I used to drive my car into the petrol station and someone would come out, fill her up and wipe the windscreen. Plus if I said I was going on a long journey they would check my tyre pressure and water etc.

I would like to do this now, but it appears not to be an option anymore. I would pay a few extra on the gallon obviously, as I pay for many other services in life.

Am I alone in this?

SummerNights1986 Mon 23-Nov-15 20:27:09

Sounds a bit precious to me tbh. Buy some disposable gloves?

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Nov-15 20:29:03

I thought garages had disposable gloves next to the pump.

The olden days are long gone, check your own tyre pressure/water etc.

CanIGoToBedNow Mon 23-Nov-15 20:29:49

Most petrol stations have disposable gloves for your convenience.... Right next to the hand towels

ShatnersBassoon Mon 23-Nov-15 20:29:55

Oh, your car is female. YANBU.

BrokenVag Mon 23-Nov-15 20:30:10

How are you getting dirty hands?!

mudandmayhem01 Mon 23-Nov-15 20:30:58

I would probably pay for this service too ( panicking about when I last checked tyre pressure now)

ghostyslovesheep Mon 23-Nov-15 20:31:02

how old are you!

most garages have gloves you can use - yabu

DirtyBlonde Mon 23-Nov-15 20:30:59

You need to move to the Channel Islands, though I fear self-service has taken a hold there as well.

Perhaps you should employ a driver?

nancy75 Mon 23-Nov-15 20:31:45

When I first passed my test the garage near my house always put the petrol in for you so I always went there. When it closed I had to phone my boyfriend to come and show me how to put petrol in the car as I was about to run out and didn't know how to do itblush

Fairylea Mon 23-Nov-15 20:31:25

Baby wipes in the car? Sorted.


BolshierAryaStark Mon 23-Nov-15 20:31:49

Putting petrol in is part of car ownership, no I wouldn't be willing to pay more for someone to do such a simple task for me. hmm

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Nov-15 20:31:33

Tyre pressure checking is v important as is oil checking.

Owllady Mon 23-Nov-15 20:31:42

I put a glove on but maybe you could move to rural Wales? smile

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Nov-15 20:32:51

In about 1982 there was a garage near where I grew up where someone came out and put the petrol in. Quaint.

mumthemovie Mon 23-Nov-15 20:33:01

I wouldn't even need to wear disposable gloves, I don't have a manicure and I can handle a pump. I just would like someone to do it for me.

There are tonnes of things I could do for myself, but I choose to pay someone the going rate to do it for me. I just wondered why this isn't one of them.

It would also make it much easier when you have children in the car.

SurlyCue Mon 23-Nov-15 20:33:41

I love the smell of petrol on my hands. Reminds me of childhood.

Runningupthathill82 Mon 23-Nov-15 20:34:08

Drive to Sedbergh, very north west of the Yorkshire Dales. There's a petrol station there where they still fill up for you. May not be a practical option for every day though, depending upon where you live...

babyiwantabump Mon 23-Nov-15 20:34:51


Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Nov-15 20:35:08

What would be the going rate for a petrol pump attendant to come and do something that you could easily do yourself?

I am a huge fan of Pay at the Pump that way you don't have to speak to anyone at all.

thedevilinmyshoes Mon 23-Nov-15 20:35:44

my nearest petrol place does this, it's nice

mumthemovie Mon 23-Nov-15 20:35:24

Well, DIY and maintenance is part of home ownership, but there isn't actually anything wrong with paying someone to do DIY is there? Or maybe there is.

Sparklingbrook is right too, very important to check pressure. I've just done jury service and the car involved in a serious accident had one tyre with low pressure. It was quite possibly a factor in the accident.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Mon 23-Nov-15 20:35:54

it always embarrasses me to hear when grown women act so utterly feeble and reliant

thedevilinmyshoes Mon 23-Nov-15 20:36:51

here you go:

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Nov-15 20:37:07

YY tyre pressure is very quick and easy to do as well.

I can do tyre pressure/fill up with petrol and check oil but I can't do wallpapering or gloss painting sadly. sad

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