The Easy-fill can has been specially designed to prevent over-filling of fuel tanks and other equipment.

According to Easy-Fill Ltd, the five-litre can automatically shuts off when a tank is full, preventing over-filling, mess, fire danger and spills.

It adds that, while stranded motorists will always need fuel cans, research shows that the majority are bought to fill power equipment mowers, strimmers, chainsaws, builders’ power tools and generators for motor homes and when you need a can, a garage forecourt is the first place you look.

The Worcestershire-based company says Easy-fill offers retailers an opportunity to double their margins, maximise return on shelf space and show their green credentials.

Readers are being offered the chance to win 12 cans there are two prizes.