Here are some of the phrases you may need and signs you will see if you travel by car.

excusez-moi, il y a une station-service près d'ici?excuse me, is there a petrol station near here?
excusez-moi, savez-vous s'il y a une station-service près d'ici?excuse me, do you know if there's a petrol station near here?
ma voiture est en pannemy car's broken down
je n'ai plus d'essenceI've run out of petrol
j'en voudrais pour vingt eurosI'd like 20 euros worth (of petrol)
je voudrais vingt euros de dieselI'd like 20 euros worth of diesel
c'est takes ...
du sans-plombunleaded petrol
du dieseldiesel
du gasoilgasoil
de l'ordinaireleaded petrol
puis-je avoir de l'huile à moteur?could I have some engine oil?
la voiturecar
la bagnolecar (slang)
le fourgonvan
le camionlorry/truck
la motomotorcycle
la mobylettemoped
le scooterscooter

Things you might see

Station-serviceService station
De l'eauWater
De l'airAir

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