In TEXAS, do you have to pay for Air/Water at gas stations?

accordingtoome

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Oct 13, 2008
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I went to get Air for my car last night and the station tried to charge me $.75. The sign on the Air machine said "go inside for free air" so i went inside and there was Indian guy ... well . . . lets just say we had some words.

In Texas do you have to pay for Air/Water at gas stations? In cali its always free you just have to go in and ask for it. that is the Law

Cali law states
Service stations.
(1) Existing law requires every service station in this state to
provide, during operating hours, water, compressed air, and a gauge
for measuring air pressure, to the public for use in servicing any
passenger or commercial vehicle, as defined.
 

nalioth

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Oct 13, 2008
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Houston Metro
It's not the law here, and most places have

1) gotten rid of their air and water facilities

2) started charging for them


The days of "service" (of any kind) are waning . . .
 

kingofwylietx

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Feb 29, 2008
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DFW area.....Wylie.
Most of the ones I see these days take quarters.

California is a liberal state and I don't see why any station owner should have to install and maintain air/water equipment for the general publics free use. These guys put up capital to go into business.....why do they have to offer anything for free?

The market will dictate business models.

To me, it's another example of 'I need a handout, give me something for free'. I keep a $15 air compressor in my vehicle, I got it at walmart. I'm not knocking you, just making a general comment about California's anti-business laws.
 

txinvestigator

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May 28, 2008
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Ft Worth, TX
I went to get Air for my car last night and the station tried to charge me $.75. The sign on the Air machine said "go inside for free air" so i went inside and there was Indian guy ... well . . . lets just say we had some words.

In Texas do you have to pay for Air/Water at gas stations? In cali its always free you just have to go in and ask for it. that is the Law

Cali law states
Service stations.
(1) Existing law requires every service station in this state to
provide, during operating hours, water, compressed air, and a gauge
for measuring air pressure, to the public for use in servicing any
passenger or commercial vehicle, as defined.
I don't see where that says, "provide free of charge".
 

bonehead1185

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Oct 20, 2008
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San Marcos/Lake Dallas, Tx
Most gas stations do charge around .50 to .75 cents for air/water. There is a gas station close to me that offers it for free if I ask the guy. Otherwise the only free air/water is at QT gas stations but I always have bad luck with them because the air chuck is usually messed up and will deflate my tire instead of airing it up. That's why I usually just use the air compressor at home or my 12V air compressor that plugs into the cig lighter while on the road.
 

jdh

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Go to the auto section of walmart. They have a small air compressor that plugs into the cig lighter outlet for about $10. Then you will never have to worry about it again.
 

accordingtoome

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Oct 13, 2008
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I don't see where that says, "provide free of charge".

ya there was more to it but its all legal jibjab

AB 531 Assembly Bill - CHAPTERED
 

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