How do you refuel in the US?
When refueling in the US, there are a few things to note.
Some visitors to the US are unsure of the first time, but they do not have to be. The gas stations in the US look hardly different than ours. As here with us, the prices are clearly recognizable. In the search for a gas station you should always look for the name Gas Station, that's the name of the gas stations in the USA. The gasoline price in the US is based on gallons and not liters. One gallon is 3,785 liters.
One should already inquire when picking up the rental car, what the car for gasoline needed. Also, it would be good to know how many gallons of gas will fit in the tank! Most likely, the car has a gasoline engine. Diesel cars are not widely used in the US and therefore you will not find diesel at every gas pump. This fuel is reserved for the truck.
At most gas stations you get Regular, Plus or Supreme. All of these grades are unleaded unleaded gasoline 87, 89 or 91. Most American rental cars are refueled with the low-priced regular, but for slightly higher-powered cars such as off-road vehicles, Plus is recommended or Supreme.
In the US, you pay the gas before you refuel, not like ours afterwards. You have the choice between credit card, Maestro card or cash.
If you pay with cash, you enter the amount you want to refuel at the cashier. If too much was paid, you get the change back after refueling. If you do not want to commit to a certain amount in advance, it's best to pay by credit card. Most petrol pumps have a credit card slot and the display shows handling instructions. Sometimes people ask for a ZIP code. Take the postal code assigned to the credit card. If that does not work, you can pay with Maestro card and pin or cash.
Now you choose the appropriate gasoline and tank. At some even older fuel dispensers one must first operate a lever, with the newer ones that goes automatically, if one takes the fuel nozzle from the holder. Return the lever to its original position after refueling, otherwise the next customer can fill up at your expense.
I hope I could give some helpful tips on how to fuel in the US .