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AA Survey

AA service station kiosk.
A much older AA motorway kiosk.

Motorists' group The AA have performed three surveys of European service stations, which included visiting a small number of UK ones. These were in 2000/2001, 2004 and 2007.

In addition, the AA have commented on the general quality of service stations many times, usually with reference to the price of fuel. They also used to have kiosks within some services.

The Survey

In each survey, the UK's services usually fare poorly compared to their European equivalents, although their performance did improve each time. The surveys would consider road safety, facilities, food, shopping, pricing and hygiene, and would usually raise grave concerns about at least one of the services assessed.

Although an individual score was published for each category, the totals are listed below. A detailed breakdown, where available, is provided on each page.