- Report: #790333
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Complaint Review: ARCO Gas Station
ARCO Gas Station11748 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, California United States of America
ARCO Gas Station Cashier's name is Mario Beware of this dishonest gas station. They will take your money and sell you less gas than you paid for. Los Angeles, California
*Consumer Comment: The rental car company may have a bad policy as well
*Consumer Comment: Wondering
*Author of original report: Apologies for acting hastily before thinking it through
*Consumer Comment: Look At It This Way
*Consumer Comment: The real key is,,,
*Consumer Comment: Who buys $2 worth of gas??? That's just plain stupid.
*Consumer Comment: Education is KEY!
*Consumer Comment: You do understand that a car with that little gas in the tank
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This was for a Ford Fiesta. The going rate for 1 gallon of unleaded was $3.93. So, $2 would have gotten me about 20 miles which would have put the miles per gallon meter at 21 miles since it was at 1 mile when I pulled in. It's not much gas but 20-21 miles would be enough to get me to the car rental place to return the car.
After I filled it with the $2 of gas, I noticed the computer still said I only had 1 mile til empty. I pulled the car aside, waited for a few minutes. Restarted the car and it still said 1 mile. Half a gallon would have purchased more than 1 mile. Especially when I only had 1 mile when I pulled into the gas station.
Well, I took the chance that it was the car's computer that was faulty and continue to drive it to the rental place and the MPG meter went from 1 mile to empty to 0 miles to empty. I was only 2 blocks away from the Arco station when I ran out of gas and had to coast into another gas station.
This time I put $ 4 of gas in which would get me about 40 miles on the car and immediately, when I started the gar. The computer said I had 40 miles til empty. That makes a lot more sense because one gallon of gas gets you 40 miles. So, the 2 dollars should have gotten me 20 miles but it got me ZERO because the guys running that gas station are cheating their customers.
I went back to dispute this with Mario, the clerk, and, like any dishonest person caught in a lie, he denied it. Saying $2 is so little gas and that's why I ran out.
Well, it may be little but it should have gotten me 20 miles for the Ford Fiesta which would have been enough to get me back to the rental car place. But since I got LITERALLY NO GAS for my $ 2. I ran out of gas 2 blocks away from that dishonest Arco gas station.
These guys should be investigated. I have a feeling they have their pumps rigged up to cheat every customer out of a little bit of gas with every purchase. They got caught red handed by me this time because I purchased so little that it
was immediately noticeable.
If it happened to me I'm sure it's happened to a lot of other people and they just don't know it.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/18/2011 04:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/ARCO-Gas-Station/Los-Angeles-California-90064/ARCO-Gas-Station-Cashiers-name-is-Mario-Beware-of-this-dishonest-gas-station-They-will-t-790333. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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