The Weights and Measures Division inspects over 1100 gasoline meters each year. They are tested for delivering the correct amount as well as the correct octane level. The price and gallonage must agree and the equipment has to be installed and sealed as to prevent fraudulent practices.
Tips when filling up
- Always make sure the pump starts at zero before squeezing the nozzle.
- Check the price by multiplying the number of gallons by the unit price. Stopping momentarily at one gallon or ten gallons is an easy method. Example: 1 gallon at $2.599 should read $2.60. 10 gallons at $2.699 should read $26.99
- All prices must agree. This includes the elevated street sign, the sign on top of the pump, and the electronic price sign in the dispenser. All grades of gasoline and diesel fuel must be posted with the price and octane quality.
- All parts of the gasoline dispenser must be in proper working order. Any leaks, broken nozzles, burned out indicator elements, or flattened hoses must be repaired by the station owner.
- Avoid filling up when a station is receiving a delivery from a tanker truck. When the product quickly empties into the underground storage tank, it may cause sediment at the bottom to mix with the gasoline, clogging your gas filter.