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  1. #1
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    Free Air - Petrol Stations

    Anyone know which chain of petrol stations give you free air for your car and which charge?

    And also which have good systems?

    I remember ages ago going to one where you program in the machine the PSI you want and it pumps the tyre until it's exactly right. Just can't remember which station it was.

    BTW Useful link below:
    http://www.thetyrepressuremonitor.com/facts.html

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    Originally posted by rachie004
    Asda petrol stations don't charge..

    ... and they have the machine things where you put in your tyre pressure and it fills it to the right amount
    Thanks, I'll check it out, might go to Asda tonight.

    I've noticed some pretty big fuel saving since pumping up my under inflated tyres and from a safety point of view also important to make sure they are at the correct pressure.

    I don't know why they simply don't make it part of the yearly MOT, ... but then againthe government would get less money from petrol taxes. I'm saving like 15% on fuel since inflating them correctly.

    Imagine if everyone saved that and the governemnt got a 15% reduction in income from fuel tax.

  3. #3
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    Tesco's don't charge
    I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter

  4. #4
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    you mean some places charge you for air??
    Of all the mistakes you've made, the best are yet to come.

  5. #5
    Wilko Guest
    The Esso garage up the road dont charge, they dont have a nifty thing where you put in the tyre pressure though. You've got to do it manually.

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    Sainsbury's don't charge you.

  7. #7
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    Originally posted by rachie004
    you mean only have your tyres done once a year?????

    No I mean have it checked at least once a year... just the same way brakes, lights, etc are checked.

    I've had my current car for 3 years and only checked it for the first time a few weeks ago.

    My old car had normal tyres and you could just tell by looking they were low, but my current car has low profile tyres and you can't tell by looking. I just alwasy assumed they were OK because they looked OK.

    They were 22 psi instead of 32 psi so they'd lost 10 psi over 3 years which is actually very good, the average tyre can lose 1 psi per month through natural leakage.

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    Originally posted by my_name
    you mean some places charge you for air??
    Yeah, and get this - someone's had the bright idea of bottling water and selling it to people too!
    System Error!!!
    Sausage Stack Overflow. Please re-insert banana and reboot Universe

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    Originally posted by J

    I am now the Sea King.
    All hail King Tryton!

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