How do I use a gas station? (Link)

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All cars need fuel to run. When your fuel levels are running low, the gauge on your car dashboard should let you know. If it looks like your fuel is getting close to “E”, or empty, that’s how you know its time to visit a gas station. The link below will tell you everything you need to know about pumping gas at a gas station.

Though some gas stations may let you pump first and then come inside to pay, that is not the case in Alberta. In Alberta, you must pre-pay for fuel. Pre-paying can involve:

  • paying at the pump
  • paying the gas attendant before you pump
  • preauthorizing a debit or credit card for the gas purchase
  • leaving cash with the attendant before fueling
  • having an account at the gas station (for example, a fuel/fleet card)

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