All of the student union vehicles take Diesel fuel. If you put in the wrong fuel, the hirer will be charged the cost to put it right. If you put the wrong fuel in the vehicle do not drive it and phone the current recovery company!
The nearest petrol stations to the University of Surrey are the 24-hour garages (Shell, Esso) at Ladymead Road, Guildford, or on Aldershot Road, Guildford.
Each vehicle has a fuel-card attached to the keys. These can be used at any Shell, BP garage, and most supermarket garage (i.e. any garage displaying the 'All-Star' logo. When paying with a fuel-card you may be asked for the vehicle registration, current millage and/or card PIN. These can all be found in the vehicle Logbook.
If the vehicle does not have a fuel-card (i.e. a hire vehicle), please make sure that you have enough money when you begin your travel to cover the cost for your journey. To reclaim the fuel cost, please always ask for a VAT receipt when you buy fuel, and take these to the Students' Union Membership Services Finance Office (behind Union Reception) on your return (11:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday) to get a refund for the money.
Always return a bus with at least a quarter of a tank of fuel. It is unfair on the next user to make detours to a petrol station if the Minibus is returned nearly empty. Also, ‘Running dry’ a Minibus causes damage and costs a considerable amount of time and money to restore. Returning the vehicle with low (below 1/4) fuel is finable to the hirer.
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