Vehicle: Car: Fuel: Station
'Round it Up' button   (+1)  [vote for, against]
brief stop at every dollar

Geez, I went over a penny on the meter again. Lots of people do this, and its a minor pain. A button programmed to have a brief stop at every dollar would solve this. Press the button if you're feeling unlucky, or if you're adventurous, leave it be. Saves those six seconds of having to grab that extra change.
-- ghillie, May 22 2004

Some pumps have an option to dispense a certain $ value, which is what I'd really like, but I've only seen that feature on full service pumps.
-- DrCurry, May 22 2004

This would take away all the fun of trying for a perfect pump. Personally I think that there is a gas station conspiracy that won't allow the pumps to stop on increments of ten.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 22 2004

Many/most places I've been lately require pre-payment. The pump never overruns in that scenario. So, since obviously the pumps have the capability, maybe they could let you punch in the amount that you wish to dispense even if you aren't pre-paying?
-- Gromit, May 22 2004

gromit: good point, forgot about pre-paying.
-- DrCurry, May 22 2004

what happens if you pre-pay and there is not enough room in your tank? do they refund the difference?
-- po, May 22 2004

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