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    Walker Evans
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    Whatever happened to free air at gas stations? A station near me used to have free air, but recently changed to a coin-operated machine. With the price of gas and oil company profits, I would think it would be worth the goodwill to forgo the tiny amount of income and help out the customer. I know I would be more inclined to check my tires more often if it didn’t cost me 50 cents every time. I might even be more inclined to patronize that station.

    It would also be environmentally friendly to enable people to keep their tires properly inflated to save gas.

    So, does anyone know of stations around town that have free air?

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    #111985

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    I can tell you the best air pump in the city… no joking. The Get-Go (Formerly Marathon) at Powell Rd and Rt. 23 has an air pump that not only is free, but has a digital readout that you set to the pressure you desire. The pump then automatically fills your tires to that pressure.

    Not to mention the bad ass $5 car wash they have… plus gas is usually pretty reasonable up there!

    #111986
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    gold42 wrote I can tell you the best air pump in the city… no joking. The Get-Go (Formerly Marathon) at Powell Rd and Rt. 23 has an air pump that not only is free, but has a digital readout that you set to the pressure you desire. The pump then automatically fills your tires to that pressure.

    Wow… pretty fancy. I haven’t seen any others like that anywhere. :shock:

    #111987

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    Most places will turn on the air pump for free if you buy gas – just ask the cashier. A notable exception is the Shell station at S. High and Sycamore, which SAYS they’ll turn on the air for paying customers but they’ve conveniently “lost the remote control” that activates the pump.

    #111988

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    There is the BP on Neil Ave at Poplar in Victorian Village that still offers free air. I prefer to buy Shell Gas, but when I’m downtown and need air, I know I can go there.

    #111989
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    Not only do most places charge for air, I have noticed a disturbing influx of air machines that take credit cards.

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    Walker said:
    Wow… pretty fancy. I haven’t seen any others like that anywhere. :shock:

    The one at mound/front has one.

    #111991

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    the GE gas station on 5th has free air. also the BP at Olentangy RR and 5th too I believe.

    #111992
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    lifeontwowheels said:
    The one at mound/front has one.

    But did they have it 6 years ago? ;)

    #111993
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    Bp on Broad street in Olde Town still has free air. My tire pressure was down in my car so I stopped at Speedway..It was 1.00 for air but it actually let you know when the tires were filled to the right weight.

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    Walker said:
    But did they have it 6 years ago? ;)

    Ahhh…they still seem to be rareish, though.

    #111995

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    Baer Wheels on North High St. and Oakland Park has a free air pump just outside the front door.

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    Stephen43215 said:
    Bp on Broad street in Olde Town still has free air. My tire pressure was down in my car so I stopped at Speedway..It was 1.00 for air but it actually let you know when the tires were filled to the right weight.

    If you go in and ask, most UDF’s and Speedway clerks will turn the air machine on for free from inside the store.

    #111997

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    I think giant eagle get-go stations are all free.

    #111998
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    I was looking for a vacuum to clean out my car on Sunday… I guess the only gas stations that have it are the stations with car washes attached… Makes sense. I felt like an idiot.

    Regardless, I don’t have a shop vac, so I’m going to have to find one somewhere. It seems as though the only auto-car washes in the city are out in the burbs…

    There’s Klean-a-Kar which is right by my apartment, too, but they close before I get home from work.

    Sorry… stealing the thread…

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