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Old 11-27-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Question want to air my car tires for free

Hi-
I just hate spending my money just to get some air in my tires! anyone know where to air up for free in Springfield?
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:19 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Try to find a Casey's gas station-the one in Carthage still has free air. Maybe this is a company-wide policy. I too find it frustrating to pay for air, and many places don't even have it available anymore!
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Yea, and those durn pay-for-air machines are not as powerful as the free versions it seems...
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:39 AM
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Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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Go to O'Reilly's and buy an air pump.

Or go to Lowe's and buy one of the small air compressors they've got on sale for Christmas.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Have you drove around to the truck stops? They almost always have free air, at least in the truck islands
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Kum 'n' Go has free air. The boxes have a coin slot, but all you need to do is push the round button. I go to the one on East Kearney.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: IL
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QuikTrips have free air, usually.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Springfield, MO
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First thanks for a great question and all the very useful answers! Wasn't sure if I should continue with this thread or create a new one but let's try here first. I just bought a pickup truck and somewhere during the whirlwind sales-a-thon they mentioned their nitrogen fill for the tires being better than air. There was a price so I asked if the tires would hold air ok and they agreed they would so I opted out of the nitrogen program. Anyone know about this? Is it just another money-maker for them or is putting nitrogen in your tires really better than plain, old, mostly-free air? I saw a sign over the weekend, I think it was about $30 to fill your tires with the nitrogen. Can it really be worth that much? Thanks!

Last edited by GreenGeek; 01-12-2009 at 09:20 PM.. Reason: spelling :-)
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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thanks all for your help!
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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First thanks for a great question and all the very useful answers! Wasn't sure if I should continue with this thread or create a new one but let's try here first. I just bought a pickup truck and somewhere during the whirlwind sales-a-thon they mentioned their nitrogen fill for the tires being better than air. There was a price so I asked if the tires would hold air ok and they agreed they would so I opted out of the nitrogen program. Anyone know about this? Is it just another money-maker for them or is putting nitrogen in your tires really better than plain, old, mostly-free air? I saw a sign over the weekend, I think it was about $30 to fill your tires with the nitrogen. Can it really be worth that much? Thanks!
In theory, yea, N should possibly potentially could be helpful, maybe... however, is it really honestly worth the extra dollars? Well, if you are good to your tires, keep 'em at the optimum/correct air pressure level anyway, then IMHO paying the extra for N ain't worth it - for that... however, biggest benefit [if not only real world one] of Nitrogen, I believe, is the replacement of Oxygen, which reacts/damages rubber compounds, degrading the tire from the inside, where a lot of heat is generated too. lol, yea, I did try it once, but didn't really notice much/any improvement, well maybe some peace of mind

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/au...es/09MOTO.html

Nitrogen in tires - Q&A: Consumer Reports Cars Blog
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