NOTE: Gas is a Highly Flammable substance and it is harmful or fatal if swallowed. Long term exposure to the vapors has also caused cancer in laboratory animals, so keep the nozzle away from your face. Keep your eyes and skin away from the nozzle while fueling. There is No Smoking Allowed near a gas pump, and make sure to stop your engine while fueling. To prevent an electrical hazard, touch the top of the gas pump before touching the nozzle to discharge any static buildup, and use approved containers on the ground only.
Step 1: Getting Everything You'll Need
1) A Gas Powered Vehicle or a gas can
2) A Smith's gas pump
3) A form of payment (cash, debit, or credit)
4) A Smith's Rewards Card or Phone number linked to a Rewards card.
Step 2: Parking Properly
To find your gas cap, look on your vehicle or at the gas gauge, which has an arrow indicating what side your gas cap is on. To uncover the gas cap, press the lever in your vehicle to open the flap covering the cap. Once the cap is uncovered, twist the gas cap to the left to uncover the gas tank opening. Now you are ready to start purchasing gas and filling your vehicle.
If you wish to prepay for your fuel please skip to Step Six.
Step 3: Using Your Smith's Rewards Card
If you do not have your card with you, you can still use your rewards by selecting “yes” on the pinpad, and entering your 10-digit phone number, with the area code first, then push the yellow “enter” button. (If you do not have a rewards membership, select “no” at the pinpad when first starting).
Step 4: Selecting Your Method of Payment
The “pay at window” option allows you to pump gas once authorized by the station clerk, and then pay the clerk at the fuel station kiosk. Most use this method to pay with cash or check, otherwise they will prepay with cash or check. If you choose to prepay, then please skip to Step Six.
Otherwise select the “outside debit” and “outside credit/gift card”. After selecting this, insert your card gently with the strip side on top and facing left. Then remove your card, follow the prompt at the pin pad and go to the next step.
Step 5: Selecting Your Reward
A.The first option, “use full amount” will use all your reward, and set your points back to zero.
B.The second option, “choose amount” will allow you to select in increments of 10, how much of your reward you would like to use.
C.The third option, “no amount” will not apply any reward to your fuel order.
After this step, you are just halfway through. Let’s keep going!
Step 6: Preparing to Fuel
2) Discharge any static electricity you may have built up by touching your car.This is very important, as a static charge could ignite the fumes given by the gasoline. More information on this can be found here http://www.aces.edu/dept/extcomm/newspaper/nov11b03.html
3) Lift The nozzle gently out of the gas pump
Step 7: Selecting Your Grade
Keep in mind that there are three different grades of fuel for normal gasoline; unleaded, mid grade and premium. The only differences in these three grades are the price and the octane level. Engines that demand higher performance will need higher grades of gasoline, because they are designed to use the higher octane efficiently. More Info about this can be found at this site http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-unleaded-and-vs-super-unleaded/
Step 8: Fueling
To fill your vehicle, press the trigger up and push it into the notch below it on the handle. The fuel dispenser will shut off automatically when your tank is full. In the mean time you can clean your car with a squeegee from the bins near the trashcans located at the end of each pump.
If the fuel dispenser stops pumping, even when the trigger is held by the notch, try retracting the nozzle from the opening by a little bit. Keep retracting until you are able to get the pump to automatically fuel for you.
Step 9: Finishing Up
The pump will ask if you would like a receipt, answer with either a "yes" or "no".
Before you leave entirely, make sure your gas cap is back on, sealing your gas tank. Most gas caps will require you to turn the cap to the right several times, a clicking noise is usually made, indicating that it is sealed. Other gas caps require a key to seal the tank. Not having your gas tank sealed properly can cause your "check engine" light to come on.
Make sure you don't leave anything!
Step 10: Becoming an Expert
Congratulations! You have completed your first fill up at Smith's Fuel Center. If you stick to these steps and remember them for the next time, you will become an expert. Then you can show your friends and those who have never filled up before how great you are at using a Smith's gas pump.
Thank you for using this guide, I have confidence that you have learned everything you need to know in order to operate a Smith's gas pump. If you have any questions feel free to ask the attendant at the window. Have fun fueling!