SAN ANTONIO - Most of us watch the gas pump to make sure we get what we pay for. What can you do when you feel like you've been overcharged?
Eric Gilbert just pumps a few gallons at time because he says he can't afford to fill up.
"What I need -- to get where I need to go. That's about it. Gas prices are so high," said Gilbert.
Like Gilbert, many wonder if the pumps work correctly or if they are paying too much for the amount of fuel actually going into the tank.
"I have, but I don't know where to report it," Gilbert told us.
Brian Chandler did report it. He said he filled the tank of his wife's 2004 Honda Civic Sunday at a Valero Corner Store, but was charged for more than what the tank holds.
"Know your tank capacity -- and just be aware," Chandler warned others.
He wants others to pay more attention at the pump.
"Just to make sure it's isolated, and not something that is costing 100's or 1000's of folks hard earned money," Chandler said.
Chandler said he won't make anymore stops at the gas station to fuel up.
Valero spokesman Bill Day said technicians checked the pump calibration and it was working correctly. Day suggested the customer check the actual fuel tank size online.
Brian Chandler also plans to check the Texas Agriculture Department website
which monitors inspections and complaints regarding gas stations to make sure consumers are protected.
Eric Gilbert might consider checking the website, but there's something more pressing on his mind. He must wonder constantly if he can he afford to get gasoline.
"I hope i make it. That's really what's going through my mind. I hope I make it," said Gilbert.