# petrol from motorway service station at 4am?

#### jamesrw

Associate
Hi, never had to do this before but are motorway service stations open for petrol all night?

I will need to fill up in the early hours tomorrow!

thanks

Soldato
some yes some no

#### Morba

Caporegime
only the independant ones close iirc. any of the major chains will be open 24 hours.

#### Housey

Man of Honour
I think every motorway services station has to remain open, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year by law or covenant.

#### PMKeates

Soldato
To my knowledge motorway service regulations state that they must be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and there are only 9 independant stations in the country

Edit: It's also law that they must provide food, water, parking and toilets 24/365.

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#### big_white_dog84

Associate
Fill up earlier?

Assume all will be open til 12, then re-open at 6.
Fill up at 12.
Assume 70 mph constant for these 6 hours = 420 miles.
Fill up at 6.

Most cars will do 420 miles on one tank.

#### merlin

Soldato
big_white_dog84 said:
Most cars will do 420 miles on one tank.

Is that so?

#### james.miller

Soldato
yes they are virtually all, if not all, open 24 hours a day.

#### Housey

Man of Honour
big_white_dog84 said:
Most cars will do 420 miles on one tank.

I would need 3 tanks to do that if I was pushing on, and 2 if I was taking it steady!

#### big_white_dog84

Associate
merlin said:
Is that so?

Blah blah...my car consumes more than your car etc etc

You must spend half your life in petrol stations.
...and don't think about taking a driving holiday in the highlands.

#### ShiWarrior

Underboss
big_white_dog84 said:
Fill up earlier?

Assume all will be open til 12, then re-open at 6.
Fill up at 12.
Assume 70 mph constant for these 6 hours = 420 miles.
Fill up at 6.

Most cars will do 420 miles on one tank.

not in my car it bloody won't!

300 miles I get, 350 MAX, then then i WILL run out!

200SX

#### james.miller

Soldato
gf's car only holds 30 litres or so. no way in hell it would do 420 miles to a tank.

#### big_white_dog84

Associate
What kind of cars are you talking about? Must be Matiz-type things if they are that small?

Even my mum's Clio could do 400 miles+ on a tank.

#### Housey

Man of Honour
big_white_dog84 said:
What kind of cars are you talking about? Must be Matiz-type things if they are that small?

Even my mum's Clio could do 400 miles+ on a tank.
911 GT3....

I suggest my last 4 cars would struggle to make 320 to a tank if driven in a normal manner and a lot less driven in a spirited manner. Your sweeping generalisation was just that....

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#### Dolph

Man of Honour
ShiWarrior said:
not in my car it bloody won't!

300 miles I get, 350 MAX, then then i WILL run out!

200SX

I did 310 miles today since I filled up, petrol light is now on again, and I wasn't driving particularly fast...

I think my record is about 90 miles out of a tank (tank is about 45 litres)

To answer the OP's question, yes they'll be open, but the prices will sting, and sting hard...

#### james.miller

Soldato
Dolph said:
I did 310 miles today since I filled up, petrol light is now on again, and I wasn't driving particularly fast...

I think my record is about 90 miles out of a tank (tank is about 45 litres)

To answer the OP's question, yes they'll be open, but the prices will sting, and sting hard...

yes current prices are around....89.9 for unleaded. cant remember exactly, but i know ultimate unleaded is 99.9 at our place.

#### Housey

Man of Honour
big_white_dog84 said:
in petrol stations.
...and don't think about taking a driving holiday in the highlands.
I managed to make Monaco and back quite happily.....

#### Faithless

Permabanned
big_white_dog84 said:
Fill up earlier?

Assume all will be open til 12, then re-open at 6.
Fill up at 12.
Assume 70 mph constant for these 6 hours = 420 miles.
Fill up at 6.

Most cars will do 420 miles on one tank.
What an absurd thing to say

Its generalisation gone mad. Drive purely on the motorway, I would expect Merlins 330 to make the 400 mile mark if not more. Round town, it would probably struggle to get 350. This is statement must be dependant on the car surely?

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'Most'

#### big_white_dog84

Associate
housemaster said:
I managed to make Monaco and back quite happily.....

You made it to Monaco and back on one tank? That's quite an achievement.
Did you even think through my statement about the highlands?