Drive off notice for non payment of fuel
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We've just received a drive off notice from our local garage from 2 months ago. We obviously haven't done a runner so went up to see them and the lady who served us confirmed that she had made a mistake and not charged us for the fuel, only for some other items that we had paid for. The garage say they can't do anything about it, even though it was their error, as it's been passed on to the enforcement company. We are totally happy to pay for the fuel but really unhappy to pay the £30 admin fee. Before anyone wonders how we didn't notice, we bought batteries (£14) and a small jerry can of fuel for an outboard motor (before the crisis!!) Therefore didn't realise that they hadn't charged us properly. Not like it was a full tank of fuel and a pint of milk, which we would have noticed! Is there anything we can do? The enforcement company have listened to what happened but still want their admin fee and the garage says they can't do anything. Only thing I can think of is to ask the garage (or their head office) for a £30 voucher (or more to say sorry) and to pay the fine. Any other ideas?
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