Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of talks about a fuel crisis. For a short time many garages ran out of petrol and diesel but this was mostly due to the fact that motorists were scared in to thinking that they were not going to be able to get any so went out and panic bought.

Although the situation does now seem to have calmed down a fair bit, the prices are still. Wry high at a number of garages. It could be that we see another fuel crisis again soon but the government have got procedures in place to try and avoid this.

If you need your car for work then it is a good idea to try and keep it fairly topped up. You don’t need to go to the petrol station every day to fill it back up to full but making sure you have at least three quarters of a tax should ensure that if another panic buy starts, you don’t have to add to it as you have enough fuel to last you at least a few days. You may even want to fill up a can to keep in your garage to use for emergencies but be very careful about where you store it.