Woman reveals how to preset an amount at gas pump and you’ll no longer have to worry about spending too much

IT'S annoying when you have to fill up your tank and you have to keep an eye on it so you don't go over your budget.

Well, apparently, you can preset an amount on the pump so it stops when it reaches $30 for example.

Carolyn Nichole, a blogger with over 360K followers on social media, revealed the secret to making sure you never go over your budget when filling up your car.

Instead of simply watching the pump like a hawk, you can just present the amount.

All you need to do is go up to the keypad on the pump, and press clear and enter at the same time.

A screen will then pop up where it will ask you to preset an amount.

In her case, she preset it for $30 and she was able to fill up her tank with no issues.

Many took to the comment section to claim they had no idea this was possible.

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One woman wrote: "I own a gas station and I had no idea!"

However, you should be extra careful about swiping your credit card at the pump because it can leave you vulnerable to stolen identity and hacks.

When older cards are swiped, the data is sent in an unencrypted, or unprotected, form to the seller's main network, where cybercriminals are waiting to intercept it.

To make matters worse, the POS systems don't have a firewall to protect them from other, less-secure parts of the network, giving thieves a free pass to access the information on it during a network breach.

There is not much cardholders can to do avoid getting hacked, but gas stations should encrypt data during transfers or enforce a chip-and-PIN policy to "significantly lower the likelihood" of another cyberattack, Visa advised in a December security alert.

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