Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - henry k
I have just had a call from my daughter asking where the nearest filling staion is?
She is in West London and an area I know ( or knew) very well.
I had to think hard (as so many filling stations have closed ) to give her the simplest directions to a "local" one.
At least the call came in the middle of a weekday.

For future reference, are there any reliable databases available listing filling stations and opening hours?
She does not have SatNav but I could use the Web and relay the info?

I hate to think what the situation is in rural and remote areas.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - cardriver
petrolprices.com will give nearest and cheapest.

You have to register but it is free/
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Group B
You should be able to use a "Find my nearest" website on a mobile phone, if you have internet access on it. Sometimes the software doesnt work very well though but worth a try if you're stuck. The one time I used it, my old GPS directed me to a filling station that was boarded up, but the phone gave me the address of one that was open.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Ruperts Trooper
It should be more effective to show your daughter where the fuel gauge is and teach her to look at it regularly and put more fuel in BEFORE she gets to the desperate point!

If a child of mind rang me like that, I'd confiscate the car until they'd got their head round driving, properly.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Bill Payer
I live in a semi-rural area and there are some quite big areas without filling stations, especially outside 'normal' hours.

It sounds absurd not to be able to find one in West London, but if it's anything like our nearest city (Chester) they've all been closed down and had apartments built on them.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Stuartli
Many supermarkets have 24-hour opening for petrol.
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Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - henry k
Many supermarkets have 24-hour opening for petrol.

Surprising my first assessmet is that there are many supermarkets with filling stations but are all in a ring around where I live all about 4/5 miles away.

>>It sounds absurd not to be able to find one in West London
It was more a case of being in an unfamiliar area and where was the nearest.
I lived in her immediate area for years but many many filling stations have closed.
I needed to identify one still in existance but with simple directions to get to it.
Her direct main road return route home would pass the next filling station after about four / five miles.

>>It should be more effective to show your daughter where the fuel gauge is and teach her to look at it regularly and put more fuel in BEFORE she gets to the desperate point!
She was not desperate but being sensible.
As I said "the call came in the middle of a weekday." She works shifts so she is well aware of the need for fuel.

>>If a child of mind rang me like that, I'd confiscate the car until they'd got their head round driving, properly.

My daughter is a doctor working insane hours on shifts and under intense pressure for the NHS.
Unless you have someone working or associated with the medical profession you have no idea of the state of things that the public is unaware of.
Start with student loans. Just SIX years and in London and that includes the full cost of a one year degree to be paid for. This has to includes renting in London etc. All you usually hear is cost for normal degrees.
I am only to happy to help her as her love of her job is exploited by our goverment.

Thank you those who gave me some useful sources as I rely on filling up at motorway services when I am at any distance away from London.



Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - local yokel
There's a pair of BP stations on either side of the A4 between the Hammersmith flyover and the Hogarth roundabout, and a Texaco on the Hogarth roundabout.

A Shell station on the A40 next to the cinema just before the Hangar Lane on the west-bound.

Still a couple on the Fulham Palace Road I think.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Ruperts Trooper
"My daughter is a doctor working insane hours on shifts and under intense pressure for the NHS.
Unless you have someone working or associated with the medical profession you have no idea of the state of things that the public is unaware of."

If your daughter is under that sort of pressure, should she really be driving/
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - henry k
If your daughter is under that sort of pressure, should she really be driving/

A good question but the NHS would not survive without such dedicated people.
She works just a few miles away ( 20 / 30mph and road humps) so IMO she is low risk compared with the vast army of road warriors charging around with no checks or limits on their hours.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - L'escargot
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Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Cliff Pope
Carry 2 gallons in a can in the boot. That gives you a 60 mile plus radius within which to find a filling station.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Bill Payer
Carry 2 gallons in a can in the boot. That gives you a 60 mile plus radius within which to find a
filling station.

I used to do this but became uncomfortable about what might happen in the event of a rear end shunt.

Also, standing at the side of a road (usually on the offside of the car, very possibly in the dark) is not a smart thing to do.

Iv'e come across quite a few people who have *empty* cans in their boots - apart from the uselessness of that, my ex-fireman father tells me an empty petrol can is much more dangerous than a full one.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Cliff Pope
But you don't wait until the car coughs to a halt before using it. If the gauge is getting low and you are worried about finding a garage, you can pull into somewhere well-lit and public. You can even use it at home before setting out if you know you haven't the time to spare searching for a garage.

But best of all obviously is simply planning ahead and learning to read the fuel gauge.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Bill Payer
But you don't wait until the car coughs to a halt before using it.


I think if you were the sort of person who would do that (and then find a garage to fill the tank and refill the can) then you wouldn't be the sort of eprson that would let it get low in the first place!
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - henry k
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At first I liked it but on closer examination it is not brilliant.
There are at least four major supermarket sites within about 5 miles that are not shown.
For ANY given site - click on the map and I get a map of home. A bigger general map gives me naff all.

So could be better.
Fuel! Nearest ? Open when? - Dalglish
henry k - how about this one?

www.whatprice.co.uk/car/petrol-stations.php

apparently, other prices covered apart from petrol.
i think it is in development phase, and so may not cover your area.

 

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