Whenever a person goes to fill fuel at the petrol pump, the petrol pump employee definitely asks him to do a zero check. This is so called so that you can check that meter zero has started from Rs. But if you do not see it and the meter is turned on by the first amount, then you can have a big loss.
But is just watching Zero enough to avoid this fraud?Let me tell you that to avoid this fraud, apart from zero on the meter, there is another place you should keep a close eye and that is Fuel Density.
While filling diesel or petrol at the petrol pump, it is not enough to see only the zero of the rupee in the meter, but you should also check the density. Density indicates the purity of the fuel. The fuel density set at the petrol pump should be as per the standards set by the government. If you see the density of the fuel less or more than the prescribed amount, it means that the fuel has been adulterated.
The density of petrol should be 730 to 800 kg per cubic metre. If the density of petrol is less than 730 kg per cubic metre, it means water or any other substance has been added to the fuel. This can affect your pocket as well as damage the engine of the vehicle.
The density of diesel should be 830 to 900 kg per cubic metre. If it has a higher fuel density, it must have been adulterated. In this way, by filling bad diesel, your money will definitely be wasted and at the same time the engine of your car will also start deteriorating quickly.
How to check the density If you want to see the fuel density at the petrol pump, then you have to see the density screen on the petrol machine. Here you just have to check the density. If the density is as per the prescribed standards then the fuel is real. If there is a glitch in the density, then there will definitely be adulteration in the fuel. You can complain about this to the petrol pump employee. If no action is taken on your complaint, you can also file a complaint in the consumer forum.