Filling The Car With Fuel on Driving Lessons

One thing I like pupils to do is to fill the car up with fuel whilst on their driving lessons. There was a time when I would “never” fill my car during a lesson. I would always fill up at the end of the day so as to start the next day with a full tank.

However I realised that it is something that I take for granted and that many pupils would have no idea how to do it. I ask them to fill the car up while I talk them through it. For example, do you know what the little arrow next to the petrol pump symbol means in the picture above? It tells you which side the fuel cap is located. So it helps you to decide which side of the pump you should park. Having said that, modern pumps and hoses are normally long enough to stretch to the other side of the car. If you do park on the “wrong” side of the pump then you need to take extra care with your positioning i.e. park a little closer to the pump and be sure that the back of your car is level with the hose. That way you will minimise the amount that the hose will have to stretch.

Another useful tip is to always take your keys out of the car and lock the door when going into the kiosk to pay. A fair percentage of car thefts happen on petrol forecourts when people leave their keys in the ignition. If your car isn’t stolen then your mobile phone or any other valuable may be. This is especially true of a night time. There are lots of other useful tips we talk through too.

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10 thoughts on “Filling The Car With Fuel on Driving Lessons

  1. Peter has been a great instructor. I felt comfortable in my lessons and never felt judged when I made a silly mistake. He is patient and calm and he helped me to passed first time! Thanks Peter!

    1. Hi Emma. Thank you for your comments. I enjoyed teaching you especially the Costa drive through at Didcot. Passing with one minor on your first attempt can’t be bad. Just remember your blind spot πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you for all your hard work and patience you put in with Tom, it’s very much appreciated. I was thrilled when he told me he had passed with 1 minor, absolutely fantastic.

    Thanks again


  3. Peter has taught me a tremendous amount, I’ve learned so much through him and he helped me pass first time. I would highly recommend

    1. Hi Tom. Thank you. A great first time pass having completed a semi-intensive driving course. See you on your motorway lesson πŸ™‚

  4. Louise has been an amazing driving instructor! She is patient, friendly and explains everything thoroughly to ensure you are comfortable throughout the driving lesson. I would highly recommend her! Thank you so much for everything Louise, so glad I passed!

    1. Thank you Inisa for your kind words and we are glad your experience with Louise and Peter Skelton Driving School was a good one πŸ™‚

  5. Louise was the best instructor, she was so so patient with me and professional throughout the whole process of teaching me how to drive. By far the BEST driving teacher I have ever had. Would not have been able to do it without her!

    1. Thank you Melina for your review and am glad that you and Louise made such a great connection πŸ™‚

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