Credit cards for petrol purchases are becoming more and more popular these days as no one is carrying cash around on them anymore. No cash is safer; should you get mugged or robbed, you will not have your cash stolen at least. It is also safer in the sense of your purse getting lost or the cash falling out of your pocket. So now, when you need to buy fuel for your vehicle, you don’t have to have cash but rather have something more convenient and that is a Visa or MasterCard credit card. Most of the banks in South Africa today are offering you the option of paying for fuel with your card, so be sure to enquire with them.
Many people don’t carry cash with them anywhere they go, so to go and draw cash from the ATM just to buy fuel is a mission, this is why credit cards for petrol purchases were so badly needed. It doesn’t matter if you have a Visa or a MasterCard, any one of them will do just fine, and you will see how much more convenient it is to use. South Africa, like many other countries isn’t as safe as it used to be twenty years ago, so wherever you can, carrying absolutely no cash is good. If cards are stolen they can be stopped, pin codes changed, but if cash is stolen there’s nothing you can do about it.
Ask at one of the banks about a credit card if you don’t already have one, you are sure to enjoy the convenience of using your card for everything rather than being at risk of loosing everything you got. Credit cards for petrol purchases are a great idea, now you don’t have to stop at the ATM before you go and fill up, just use your credit card, it is so much easier, not to mention safer.