FREE Air & Water at Sainsbury's Petrol Stations
876°

FREE Air & Water at Sainsbury's Petrol Stations

110
Found 5th Feb
Saw another link here about cheap air compressors, given how often most motorists pump their tyres it is probably a lot cheaper to go to Sainsbury's petrol station.

Other petrol stations and supermarkets charge from 20p to £1, so FREE is cheap. Warning as it is cheap there is often a queue of cars and vans wanting to pump up their tyres.

2889385.jpg
Community Updates
Top comments
Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't see how this is a deal or how people have been unaware for so long.
Edited by: "r_wilcockson" 5th Feb
Most petrol stations put a price on this due to the rise in inflation
It's odd we can get rid of credit card surcharges on airline flights etc, but we can't legislate to make this always free on safety grounds.

The turnover of these Supermarket Petrol stations is eye-watering and offering free air for car tyres is almost guaranteed to save at least one life, by more cars having the correct tyre pressure.

Charging for this just shows how petty and selfish big business has become regards society as a whole.
tightar5e1 h, 59 m ago

It's odd we can get rid of credit card surcharges on airline flights etc, …It's odd we can get rid of credit card surcharges on airline flights etc, but we can't legislate to make this always free on safety grounds.The turnover of these Supermarket Petrol stations is eye-watering and offering free air for car tyres is almost guaranteed to save at least one life, by more cars having the correct tyre pressure. Charging for this just shows how petty and selfish big business has become regards society as a whole.


This does cost for businesses to buy a compressor then there's the maintenance of this compressor, the running costs, that compiled with the miss use, wear and tear and vandalism you can understand why most garages charge a small amount for the use of these. I would guess that they make nothing from this, at most they break even charging 20p a time. One could argue it's safety related, which I agree that it is, but it's not the responsibility of the garage to subsidies the running of our cars or their responsibility to ensure that the tyres are to the correct pressure. It's the owners responsibility, pumps can be had for less than £10, if this is that important from a safety perspective then everyone should buy a pump and have one in their boot. I'm not saying that this isn't a good find (Sainsbury's have always offered free air) to make people aware but the comments saying that all garages should offer this free need to be thought through regarding the cost to the businesses hence why most charge a very small fee. Should garages also offer free light checks and replace your bulbs free of change if they're not working?
110 Comments
Original Poster
I have found at Morrison's when you pay for petrol you can cheekily ask for a free code, Tesco are too stingy and you would be lucky at Shell.
Paid £1 for 6 minutes at BP this morning. Heat from me!
20 p Friday
mod
Thanks @OperateOnMe good to know.
Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't see how this is a deal or how people have been unaware for so long.
Edited by: "r_wilcockson" 5th Feb
Since charging everywhere, I got a foot-pump to do humping exercises, or one can gett a 12v pump
Free in Weymouth Sainsbury's for years
I have a cheap foot pump, but try to pop to the Sainsburys in Harlow and top them up if I'm passing.
r_wilcockson21 m ago

Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't …Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't see how this is a deal or how people have been unaware for so long.

Over 25+ years at every Sainsburys that I've been to
Most petrol stations put a price on this due to the rise in inflation
Air is free at my local independent garage and they even fill petrol/diesel tank for you.
Lol surely everyone on here has a 12v compressor that can be had for under £10 and means you don’t have to leave your driveway?
yeah its free at sainburys near me. Problem with going to use it though is no matter what time you go there is always a queue and spend a good ten minutes waiting to get a turn. Therefore, for me at least it is better to go elsewhere pay the 20 - 50 pence and save time
It's odd we can get rid of credit card surcharges on airline flights etc, but we can't legislate to make this always free on safety grounds.

The turnover of these Supermarket Petrol stations is eye-watering and offering free air for car tyres is almost guaranteed to save at least one life, by more cars having the correct tyre pressure.

Charging for this just shows how petty and selfish big business has become regards society as a whole.
Been free for years at my Sainsburys
Really..... Its been free for years?
Free at my local Sainsbury’s too, and there a price war with Costco for fuel so it’s something like 113.9 for diesel
My local Sainsbury's has always had it free too
I suspect that they charge for the compressor because when they didn't the handset would often be abused/vandalised - left strewn about the forecourt etc. The old thing about people not caring for stuff easily acquired.
Sometimes use after the person in front has finished @ shell.
How do people not know this! xD
Thanks OP.

We tend to pay £1 to pump our car tyres at the local esso garage so this will come in handy
SAINSBURYS FUEL 2p a litre more than asda,thats why air and water are not free if you fill up at the same time.
Thanks, for bringing to my attention, OP. I did not know this, because I don't have a Sainsbury's Petrol Station locally.
So this is useful to know, and voted hot. Not sure why others think everyone should already know about this‽
healthandsafety8 m ago

SAINSBURYS FUEL 2p a litre more than asda,thats why air and water are not …SAINSBURYS FUEL 2p a litre more than asda,thats why air and water are not free if you fill up at the same time.


Not where I am it isn't. A sample of one does not make a useful survey!
r_wilcockson2 h, 15 m ago

Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't …Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't see how this is a deal or how people have been unaware for so long.


Wow I bet it won’t be now
Sorry I’m shouting I THINK IT SHOULD BE FREE AT EVERY PETROL STATION AS IT USED TO BE DISGUSTING HAVING TO PAY FOR AIR AND WATER ITS NOT AS THOU U CAN CARRY AIR AROUND WITH U
Is it me or does it seem like I live in the middle of no where? I've never had queues at my local sains. It's always been free ever since I can remember. I mean if they've changed it in some places then sure it's a deal but otherwise always been free.
steven241 m ago

Sorry I’m shouting I THINK IT SHOULD BE FREE AT EVERY PETROL STATION AS IT …Sorry I’m shouting I THINK IT SHOULD BE FREE AT EVERY PETROL STATION AS IT USED TO BE DISGUSTING HAVING TO PAY FOR AIR AND WATER ITS NOT AS THOU U CAN CARRY AIR AROUND WITH U



They are free mostly everywhere. I'm yet to come past a sains that makes you pay for air although I don't travel much
mutley130 m ago

Thanks OP. We tend to pay £1 to pump our car tyres at the local esso …Thanks OP. We tend to pay £1 to pump our car tyres at the local esso garage so this will come in handy



"Esso" There's your problem. I genuinely didn't know people still use them because of how expensive they are
Should be free, disgraceful that filling stations can be allowed to profit from essential road safety anyway.
r_wilcockson2 h, 31 m ago

Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't …Has been free at my local sainsburys at least for the last 10 years, can't see how this is a deal or how people have been unaware for so long.


News to me and I never go to our local Sainsburys cos the Tesco / Morrison battle in the next town results in cheaper petrol.
This isn't a deal... this is common sense! Don't pay for air!

If we are doing deals like this then I'm about to become a HUK Jedi ... Free tap water, free Sand at the beach... Free hand driers!!

Come on, we can do better!
lord_trumpington6 m ago

Should be free, disgraceful that filling stations can be allowed to profit …Should be free, disgraceful that filling stations can be allowed to profit from essential road safety anyway.


Hmm, I'm not sure about that. Surely it's our responsibility to put a safe vehicle on the road. Or do you expect free lights, cleans, wipers, etc?
steven245th Feb

Sorry I’m shouting I THINK IT SHOULD BE FREE AT EVERY PETROL STATION AS IT …Sorry I’m shouting I THINK IT SHOULD BE FREE AT EVERY PETROL STATION AS IT USED TO BE DISGUSTING HAVING TO PAY FOR AIR AND WATER ITS NOT AS THOU U CAN CARRY AIR AROUND WITH U


A pump, either foot pump or one that plugs into the cigarette lighter generates air to pump tires up which by that means that you CAN carry air round with you.
robertoegg9 m ago

Hmm, I'm not sure about that. Surely it's our responsibility to put a safe …Hmm, I'm not sure about that. Surely it's our responsibility to put a safe vehicle on the road. Or do you expect free lights, cleans, wipers, etc?


Not to mention the cost to maintain that air compressing equipment etc.
OperateOnMe2 h, 56 m ago

I have found at Morrison's when you pay for petrol you can cheekily ask …I have found at Morrison's when you pay for petrol you can cheekily ask for a free code, Tesco are too stingy and you would be lucky at Shell.


No need for a cheeky ask, air is free to everyone when you spend £15 or more on fuel at Morrisons. (There's a sign on every other pump at my local)
tightar5e1 h, 59 m ago

It's odd we can get rid of credit card surcharges on airline flights etc, …It's odd we can get rid of credit card surcharges on airline flights etc, but we can't legislate to make this always free on safety grounds.The turnover of these Supermarket Petrol stations is eye-watering and offering free air for car tyres is almost guaranteed to save at least one life, by more cars having the correct tyre pressure. Charging for this just shows how petty and selfish big business has become regards society as a whole.


This does cost for businesses to buy a compressor then there's the maintenance of this compressor, the running costs, that compiled with the miss use, wear and tear and vandalism you can understand why most garages charge a small amount for the use of these. I would guess that they make nothing from this, at most they break even charging 20p a time. One could argue it's safety related, which I agree that it is, but it's not the responsibility of the garage to subsidies the running of our cars or their responsibility to ensure that the tyres are to the correct pressure. It's the owners responsibility, pumps can be had for less than £10, if this is that important from a safety perspective then everyone should buy a pump and have one in their boot. I'm not saying that this isn't a good find (Sainsbury's have always offered free air) to make people aware but the comments saying that all garages should offer this free need to be thought through regarding the cost to the businesses hence why most charge a very small fee. Should garages also offer free light checks and replace your bulbs free of change if they're not working?
OP .. "FREE Air" you say?

Well, it won't be long before the Government's start charging the average layman in the street for actual free air, given half a chance?. :-(

Total Recall anyone ... lol.
Free air and water is now a deal. Thatcher’s Britain
Edited by: "BARKMAN" 5th Feb
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text