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How to tell if motorway service stations will be in the next village and not on the roadside
16 July 2020 @ 20:28

A LEADING car sales site has revealed a handy trick to help drivers tell whether a service station is alongside the motorway they are on, or whether it involves turning off into a town or village at a distance.

Long journeys can be tiring and stressful enough, but on routes where petrol stations are a long distance apart or, at night, when the nearest one may have shut at 22.00, this stress can turn to sheer panic if the needle is fast dropping towards the red and there is little sign of anywhere to refill.

One particular service station-free road which has caught out several drivers is the A-38, from Sollana just south of Valencia to Gandia in the far south of the province – after leaving Valencia airport and turning onto the A-7 motorway, there are no 24-hour petrol stations south of Torrent and none south of Picassent until the A-38 junction in Sollana, which shuts at 22.00.

After this, there are fill-up points in Sueca and Cullera, which close between 20.30 and 22.00.

Between Torrent on the A-7 and Xeraco on the N-332, there are no 24-hour petrol stations along this route at all – a stretch of 64 kilometres.



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roberto123 said:
17 July 2020 @ 19:18

Petrol station signs should have the distance marked on them and opening times.

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