Man pushing Singapore car back and forth at JB petrol station 'xiasuay', says Stomper

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It is believed that you can get more petrol into the fuel tank this way.

A man was caught on camera pushing his Singapore-registered car back and forth at a petrol station in Johor Bahru on Jan 19.

"When will drivers learn that this does not work?" said Stomper J, who described the man as "xiasuay" or "embarrassing" in Hokkien.

He shared a video of the incident at a Caltex station in Taman Pelangi.

"I felt that it was a disgraceful act that reflects badly on Singaporeans. The vehicle owner should be ashamed of himself," said the Stomper.

"The Mitsubishi Attrage is a Singapore-registered vehicle, and how much more fuel can he pump by shaking his car so vigorously for more than 10 minutes. It poses a hazard, and it will damage his car in the long run."

A year ago, another group of Singaporeans were caught on camera shaking their vehicle while pumping petrol in Malaysia.

Earlier, a Singaporean family of four drew mockery after they were seen bouncing their car up and down while pumping petrol in JB.

This isn't a new trend, but the practice of rocking your car back and forth to take in more fuel has been debunked by mechanics.

"The idea that air can escape from the petrol tank by jerking the car may result in only a little bit more petrol to flow in – but the amount is negligible," reported The New Paper.

You also run the risk of petrol overflowing if the car is filled to the brim.