I stopped at a Chevron I never used before. I used my credit card and the amount came to $33.86. When I got home and checked my account. It showed a $126.00 hold for that transaction. I hate when gas stations do this. I know the Shell and 76 stations I use always just have a $1.00 hold until the transaction clears.
One Chevron station really pissed me off last year. It was the day before payday. I had around $50.00 in my checking account. I stopped to fill up my car. It usually comes out to about $40.00 bucks. Well my debit card was declined. The guy said sorry, you need at least $90.00 in your account. I felt so little. I now only use credit cards at gas stations.