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Old 10-15-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Does anyone know of any gas stations in San Antonio which have free air? I, like many people, don't like to pay for it. I moved here from Richardson last October and where I used to live there was a gas station with free air just down the road from me. Since moving here, I haven't been able to find any gas stations with free air. Maybe they don't exist anymore? A result of the declined economy perhaps. Any help is appreciated.

Edit: thanks for the responses, however I was referring to the type of air pump where it's always on and you don't have to ask the attendant. I know you can say you bought gas and ask for the attendant to turn it on, but I want to know if there's a gas station with a pump that's always on, free to the public whether you buy gas or not. I hope this clarifies my question for y'all .

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:03 PM
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Valero....you just have to ask the clerk to turn it on for you.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:20 PM
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I've gotten free air at Exxon when I buy gas. Instead of paying at the pump, go inside to pay and ask the clerk to turn on the air for you.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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You might want to consider one of those little compressor things that plug into the power cigarette lighter in your car. it's better than nothing and then you 'll have free air all the time.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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Discount Tire....not tire purchase necessary.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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You might want to consider one of those little compressor things that plug into the power cigarette lighter in your car. it's better than nothing and then you 'll have free air all the time.
Not have to deal with scary air stations at Valero! Eek! As you can tell, I've been a victim.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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Yea free air has gone the way of free water. I remember when the car wash as Valero stations were free and then it went to a $1.00 back in the 90"s
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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I remember not having to ever pump my own gas while living in NJ. Attendant would pump free air for me as well. Trade off was that I was living in NJ!
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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FCF

It is illegal to pump your own gas in NJ and Oregon (the only two states with that law, NJ since 1949 and Oregon since 1951. However, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires all self-serve gas stations to provide equal access to their customers with disabilities).

But if the attendant did check the air pressure in your tires, that would have been quite the courtesy!

The only issue is that you are supposed to check tire pressure when the tires are cold.

And I have to agree with the recommendation of getting a compressor. I snagged one from Pep Boys, since when we offroad in the Jeep we drop the tire pressure down to 10-12 psi and we need to air up again afterward. There are some really powerful ones, I have a Master Flow Tsunami MF-1050 that can air up the 10.5x31 tires I have on my Jeep within minutes. The ones that connect to your battery work better than the ones that use cigarette lighters for power. I also swapped out the air chuck (the end piece that connects to the tire stem) with one that locks on, so I don't have to hold it while filling the tire.

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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FCF

It is illegal to pump your own gas in NJ and Oregon (the only two states with that law, NJ since 1949.
But if the attendant did check the air pressure in your tires, that would have been quite the courtesy!

The only issue is that you are supposed to check tire pressure when the tires are cold.
Of course it is.
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