All About Air

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HappyDaze
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All About Air

Post by HappyDaze » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:03 pm

So last weekend I asked my brother if he would come with me to put air in my tires. He said NO - but I was welcome to come to his house and he would check the pressure and use is air compressor to air them up.

He told me the local gas stations charge $1.50 for 3 minutes of air and I should always just let him know if I "need something blown up" (LOL).

Just sort of sharing - I am grateful for my brother's kindness and perplexed that it cost money to use air. Didn't that used to be a free thing back in the day?

Dgflorida
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Re: All About Air

Post by Dgflorida » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:05 pm

Yes, it use to be free.

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MackerelCat
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Re: All About Air

Post by MackerelCat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm

Sheila, it does cost to use air at gas stations now. My son and I both have little tire pumps that plug into the cigarette lighter or auxiliary power port in a car. They can both measure the pressure in the tire and pump it up. They aren't expensive and I figure one pays for itself in a couple of years.

I consider that pump and a pair of good jumper cables to be must-have equipment to carry in the car.
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Jackielou
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Re: All About Air

Post by Jackielou » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:14 pm

It is still free at most gas stations in Canada.

ChristmasTrees
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Re: All About Air

Post by ChristmasTrees » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:42 pm

Still free where I am.

ohjodi
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Re: All About Air

Post by ohjodi » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 pm

Free air most places that I've seen here, in the middle of Illinois.
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