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Topic # 150913 7-Aug-2014 14:29
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As the title states BUT am interested to know the following.

1. What petrol station do you use
2. Why? (Price, services i.e. car wash, location, customer service. )


I personally use Z (I still call it Shell) mainly because theres one to and from work but also because I have found their customer service good, their car washes better and I like there pies.

I do have a Caltex at the end of my street which I use if I am heading in that direction or need petrol for the lawn mower as its closer than Z but I don't find it as nice as Z and their car wash is rubbish.


Interested to hear everyone else's opinions.

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  Reply # 1104108 7-Aug-2014 14:38
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Caltex, because SmartFuel discount.

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  Reply # 1104109 7-Aug-2014 14:38
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BP, because work pays. Can also use GAS.

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  Reply # 1104126 7-Aug-2014 14:43
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I typically use Z or BP but will use whatever. I don't expect to have forecourt service so if it's there that's nice, but my main reasons are that they tend to be better stocked shops, have their little cafes, and are close to my house. I used to live close to a Z, now I live close to a BP. I do miss my old Z however as I had got to know some of the staff which was nice.

 

 

 

I heard someone say once that oil companies like to have their stations open 24/7 because the perception that they close, even if it's very late, means less business and I can totally relate. If I know there is a privately owned station that I am driving past, but alternatively I can divert and go to a centrally owned bigger station, I take the bigger station almost every time. The last thing I want is to backtrack for the sake of a little detour.

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  Reply # 1104128 7-Aug-2014 14:44
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BP.
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Wiremu at the Lake Road BP in between Takapuna and Devonport is the man! Best petrol station discussions. He is like the only guy i have ever seen that is happy at work!
That AA Smart fuel card that i always forget to use.




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  Reply # 1104129 7-Aug-2014 14:44
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Gull if I can, and happen to be driving past. Even better if I have a 4c fuel voucher.

BP/Caltex if don't have a fuel voucher and use AA Smartfuel.

Z, especially if have fuel voucher

If I know I'm driving to West Auckland will try and save up an empty tank for the Henderson Gull station, ~14c cheaper than North Shore.

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whichever one I happen to drive past when I notice petrol is low.




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  Reply # 1104132 7-Aug-2014 14:45
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I will go to any station where I can avoid pre-pay or waiting to pre-pay. This is the most valuable service to me. This includes the pak-and-save facility with the additional attraction of discount if timed right with some shopping. I hardly ever need anything except petrol from a station. I do use a station car wash now and then.

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  Reply # 1104134 7-Aug-2014 14:48
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BigPipeNZ: whichever one I happen to drive past when I notice petrol is low.


Yeah i know guys that do that. :)
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  Reply # 1104136 7-Aug-2014 14:54
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Gull in New Lynn whenever I can - it is often doing 1.96-1.99 a litre which is cheaper than Caltex/BP even with my discount card.

Plus the fact that it is the closest thing to an NZ "local" Fuel business and means I can feel vaguely and misguidedly smug about not giving my money directly to BP or Shell, who rate pretty highly on my cnutometer.






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  Reply # 1104138 7-Aug-2014 14:55
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1. What petrol station do you use   = Zzzzzz
2. Why? (Price, services i.e. car wash, location, customer service. )  = They have eftpos at the pump.  No queing up with the gas thieves and coffee drinkers anymore..




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  Reply # 1104142 7-Aug-2014 14:58
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+1, Z for me. I love the fact that you can just pay at the pump.





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Reply # 1104144 7-Aug-2014 14:59
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old3eyes: 1. What petrol station do you use   = Zzzzzz
2. Why? (Price, services i.e. car wash, location, customer service. )  = They have eftpos at the pump.  No queing up with the gas thieves and coffee drinkers anymore..



if they are thieves they wont be queuing up , they will just take off with their vehicles ;) 

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  Reply # 1104145 7-Aug-2014 14:59
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Caltex in New Lynn because it is always the same or better price than the Gull and Bp but I get 6c discount rather than 4c. It's also not usually very busy.

Do people actually prepay for petrol? Regardless of the signs etc I just press fill and put the pump in. I never have to prepay.

I guess it doesn't hurt I drive a relatively late model car and (gross stereotype alert) am a European professional in my mid 30s.

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  Reply # 1104148 7-Aug-2014 15:01
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BP
AA Discount Card - 4c (or about $1.20 per fill) is great. I don't do the main food shop and so I don't get to collect the vouchers.



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