Friday, October 15, 2010

Gas Stations in Edmonton With Free Air For Tires

.50 cents or even $1.00 for a few minutes of compressed air to fill your tires!? what a rip-off, like these major gas companies don't make enough money! i put some air in my tires today and was only able to get two finished before the machine turned off and i had to put in another .50 cents...man that pissed me off!
damn you capitalism and damn you adam smith!

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 here are a couple of gas stations in edmonton that are still offering free air:

central tire
9914 - 109 st
aww, look at how cute and happy the little car is

hughes car wash gas & diesel bar
7110 - 82 ave

i'm not sure if all hughes have free air but this one does anyway (it's probably a safe bet that they do. for other locations in edmonton and surrounding area, click here).

because these places are still offering free air to customers, unlike the thieving big gas giants (when are they gonna fuck off and go nova!) it would be a nice gesture to give them your business if you want a fill-up or need some repair work done (and perhaps giving the attendant a big hug and flashing him a peace sign on your way out wouldn't hurt either).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info, brazen dork. keep up the good work.

p.s. I also enjoy your beret work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I have been looking for good tires in edmonton. Does anyone know where I can get some really good tires?

Anonymous said...

On the topic of free air one can add the Fast Gas Location on the SW corner of 76 AV and 103 ST (QE2). The air hose is easy and accessible. The location is also a gas bar, and wand car wash.

Anonymous said...

Back in the 50's when service stations began to charge for air in tires, the government put a stop to that citing it as one of safety and a service necessary to the motoring public. (Much like they did when they began charging a fee to use a toilet) When they began installing the coin operated air in Edmonton (A private company that sold the idea of extra money for the shops) I wrote the mayor of Edmonton, Mondel, I stated that my daughter had a low tire in minus 20 weather, went to a gas & convenient store and the coin operated air at $1.00 took her money and did not work. she went into the store and the manager came out and my daughter tried two more loonies, No luck! she had children in the car, the store manager could not give her back the money as this was a private company that owned it, by this time she now had less air in the tire on a cold night and drove home in desperation on slippery streets. The tire was ruined. Mayor Mondels response in a letter was; "I don't like to interfere with the business sector" (The public and safety be damned is his reasoning)

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