You run out of gas on the highway and don’t have enough money in the bank to get some. What do you do? You probably panic a little and begin searching for a way to get more gas. You think of a gas station but there are a few catches. First, the gas stations are frequently guarded by cameras so you have to be careful about what devices you use to get the gas. There is also the issue of recharging the card. Nowadays, gas cards are often embedded with a microchip. The microchip is a tiny computer that connects to the gas pump via a wireless connection. If this connection is broken, the microchip can no longer communicate with the gas pump and you will have to find another way to get gas. This issue can be a pain when you’re in a place far from home. Luckily for you, we’re going to tell you exactly how to reload a Speedway gas card so you can get up to speed on your way to work or school! Keep reading for more information.
Turn The Key, Then Press The Button
As soon as you turn the key in the ignition, your engine will start up. This is important because when you’re in a situation where you don’t have enough gas and need to get somewhere fast, you can’t very well stop at the first gas station you find. When the gas pump is activated by turning the key, a yellow light will come on. This light indicates that there is more than enough gas to satisfy your tank. However, if the light is red, it means you’re out of gas and need to find some more. It’s important to know the difference between the two before you go any further. Fortunately, the majority of gas stations have the gas pumps hidden from public view. This means you can go ahead and fill up your tank without being observed by the gas station owner or anyone else. While this may be acceptable when you’re on your own time, or in a place with no security cameras, it’s generally not a good idea to go up to an unattended gas station at any time.
Even if you plan on paying for the gas with a credit card, it’s best to find a cashier to watch over you. This will help ensure that your card is not stolen from you while you’re at the gas station. It’s also advisable to only use a credit card at the gas station if you plan on paying with it. Otherwise, it’s better to use cash.
Look For A Gas Pumps Hidden Area
When you pull up to a gas station, you’ll see a large sign with a yellow background above the pumps. The sign will have the letters “SP” on it and should be easy to spot. This is an important clue to look out for. Once you see these letters, you’ll know that the gas station is operated by Speedway Petroleum. These are the same guys who own the Texaco stations as well as a few other companies across the country. The fact that these letters are on the sign means that the gas station is owned by Speedway Petroleum. Since these pumps are usually hidden behind a counter, this is also a place where you can find an employee to help you with any questions you may have about the gas station.
Check Out The Credit Card Acceptance
The credit card acceptance of gas stations varies by location and company policy. However, most gas stations will accept all credit cards. This means you don’t have to worry about finding an alternate way to pay for the gas if the credit card you use isn’t accepted there. Some credit cards, like the MasterCard, are more accepted than others. If you have one of these accepted cards, you can rest assured that you’re going to be able to complete your transaction at any gas station in America.
Even if you do not have one of these cards accepted at the gas station, you can usually find an alternate form of payment. Some places will even let you pay for gas with a debit card or PayPal account. Just remember, the processing of these payments can take a little longer than using a credit card.
Use Your Card To Pump The Gas
If you have a gas card and you use this card to pump the gas, you’ll notice a small yellow button at the top of the gas pump. This button is actually an infrared sensor. When you push it while the gas is pumping, a small light on the card will begin to blink. This is a good indication that your card is working and transmitting properly to the gas station computer. You can find the switch for the gas pump under the hood of your car.
Some people prefer to use their Keys instead of their cards to pump the gas. This is perfectly acceptable as well, but sometimes it’s easier to use your credit card.
Get A Refill Bag
Most gas stations now offer a receptacle where you can drop off your used plastic gas containers. These gas cans are often referred to as “refill bags” or “tin cans” and come with a top secured with a lid. You can use these bags to carry some items to the gas station, such as blankets for the winter, or shoes for an upcoming hike. When you’re finished using the gas station, throw the tank in the back of the car and take the bag with you.
Carrying gas cans is not ideal because it’s heavy and takes up more space than getting gas in a regular gas tank. Luckily for you, many gas stations offer an eco-friendly alternative—a gas container made of plastic. These gas containers are safe to use and biodegradable. In some cases, you may even decide that these are better than the metal cans because they’re lighter and more compact. In addition to this, you do not have to be as careful about being environmentally friendly when you’re in a place that does not charge you for using plastic.
Try An Experienced Hand
If you’re new to this, it can be difficult to tell how much gas is in your tank. This is why you should try to find a way to get gas from an experienced hand. There are a few things you can do to make this as simple as possible. First, find a gas station that is known for being trusted and having good service. Next, ask the attendant for an estimate on how much gas you have left in your tank. If you’re lucky, they may even look up your vehicle’s mileage so you can get an idea of how far you’ll be able to go with what you have left. Finally, if you have an Android or IOS mobile device, you can download a free app that will read the gas gauge without having to exit the app you’re already using. This can be a real time-saver if you’re in a bind and need to get gas now!
Keep Your Cool
This is important because when you’re in a place that is far from home and you run out of gas, you’re going to be more at risk of getting caught by the wrong kind of person. It’s always better to stay cool and collected no matter what. When you’re in a pinch, keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, and mind on your surroundings. This means you won’t have any accidents. Remember, other motorists may be driving on their own side of the road to get to their destination as quickly as possible. This can make it more difficult to see what’s going on around you. Always be extra careful when driving in places where cell phone reception is terrible or non-existent.