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In my opinion it would be smarter on your part to subscribe an ad hoc insurance in your home country. I imagine it would be easier to file a claim from the UK with a UK company rather than having to do this over the phone with a French company. To this purpose you should look for European car insurance, which extends the basic insurance cover - the minimum ...


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Every Border i have ever crossed in a car has had an insurance broker at the border. You can usually buy 7, 14 or 30 days insurance and it costs next to nothing. I must have done 30 border crossing but i have never driven a foreign car in Singapore.


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You will be surprised by the amount of two-wheelers on the streets in Goa (and India for that matter) either being driven or parked randomly wherever possible. Moreover you'll be driving a rented vehicle, be it an old moped or an even older Royal Enfield, who usually all look the same and are of little to no commercial value. Now imagine your parked vehicle ...


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My simple answer is: estimate. I also offer here a more in-depth explanation in case you wonder why a gas station would put their customer through such an experience. I imagine that the reason you've struggled with this is that the system isn't exactly optimized for your particular usage scenario. Many people use credit cards or debit cards, which allows ...


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While the general answer is "enough to cover the fuel you'll pump" beware that it's not exactly unusual if it's late or otherwise high risk for the station to have little in the way of cash readily available. The money is stored in a machine that limits the rate at which it's dispensed. If you use a $100 bill to buy $20 bucks worth of gas you might have a ...


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Americans used to be able to pay after filling the fuel tank, but too many people just drove away without paying (they stole from the gas station). Most MAJOR brand gas stations (Exxon, Mobil, Sunoco, Shell, Texaco) do NOT charge more to use a credit card, but you need to check before using your credit card. Usually the sign will say "Cash" under the price ...


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You should pay enough cash to cover for the quantity of fuel you want to buy. In case you prepaid more than needed you should have no problem getting your change back from the cashier. On the other hand should you have prepaid less than needed, when refueling the machine should cut you off as soon as the prepaid amount is reached. You can always prepay a bit ...


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AFAIK in the US it is illegal to charge a different price for gas depending on payment method. So the only fees you will incur in paying by credit card is whatever the issuing bank tacks on to the current exchange rate - which is often a better rate than you get exchanging cash for USD in the first place. So just pump a full tank and pay by credit card, and ...


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Why not use a credit card and ask for a full tank? That's what I do. If you want to pre-pay in cash, it's ok to pay more than you need and get the change back. Cars usually have gas tanks that are 10-20 gallons in size. So if it is half full, estimate 10 gallons and pay for 10 x $currentpriceingallons. So if it is $3 per gallon, prepay $30 (or $40 to be ...


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So, you should prepay for however much gas you intend to buy. In most cases, you'll probably want to either fill the gas tank, or just buy an amount of gas that corresponds to a nice round dollar amount like 20 dollars, to make the transaction quick and easy. If you want to top off the tank, just prepay for an amount that you know exceeds the amount ...



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