A new report by the motoring organisation AA has found that many petrol pumps in the UK are not dispensing the correct amount of petrol and diesel. However, this is not necessarily bad news for motorists.
Far from giving motorists too little fuel, many faulty petrol pumps are actually dispensing too much fuel. This is mainly because many petrol stations are still using older pumps that have yet to be upgraded.
The AA reports that this can equate to a 6p a litre gift for hard hit motorists.
Trading Standards officers examined petrol pumps around the UK and have reported problems in both Derby and Cumbria. Some petrol stations have not upgraded their fuel pumps, but they will have to by October 2016 to comply with the EU Measuring Instruments Directive.
Until that time you may find yourself pumping out more fuel than you've paid for.
If you want to find where the cheapest petrol prices are in your local area, go to whatgas.com
First published on 14/08/2015