Question - Ames gas stations

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  1. SCNCY

    SCNCY Well-Known Member

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    I have a quick question for those that live in Ames. I am going to on a 5 hour drive and my tires look like they need to be filled up with air. Is there a gas station in Ames that has an air compressor that I can use? Thanks.
     
  2. Ames

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    Swift Stop on Grand in North Ames does. I believe the Swift Stop on Duff in South Ames does also. I'm sure a lot of others do.
     
  3. Frak

    Frak Well-Known Member

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    Don't most gas stations have air compressors?
     
  4. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Definitely the Kum & Go at South Dakota and Lincoln way, the station across from Family Video and the one by Highway 30 on University do.
     
  5. Frak

    Frak Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Swift Stop on North Grand is now closed. So is Ames Gas on LW.

    I know that the Phillips 66 on North Grand and Bloomington has air. So does the Kum and Go on west Lincoln Way.
     
  6. Agkistrodon

    Agkistrodon Member

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    The Kum and Go at South Dakota and Lincoln Way had a pump that was free to use when I last lived in Ames (2006).
     
  7. Ames

    Ames Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the Kwik Shop closed. Swift Stop is still open.
     
  8. andynel88

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    And this Swift Stop, right by Cub Foods off of Grand has a FREE air compressor, one of the few in town to my knowledge. And it is run by Gary Thompson's company I believe.
     
  9. dtclones

    dtclones Well-Known Member

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    All Casey's usually have free air.
     
  10. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    The one south of 30 on University Boulevard does.
     
  11. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    I can think of atleast 6 gas stations that have free air just off the top of my head, just drive to the closest one to you.
     
  12. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    Hansens at the corner of Duff and Lincolnway does and would probably help you, too. Mark is a big ISU Cyclone supporter.
     
  13. SCNCY

    SCNCY Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot to all. I must just not be looking hard enough. Thanks again!
     
  14. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    There is a Kum & Go right off the interstate on Hwy. 30.
     
  15. iahawkhunter

    iahawkhunter Well-Known Member

    The station at the intersection of South Dakota and Mortensen Road has free air.
     
  16. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    Gas stations that CHARGE for air! Seriously? Is it really that bad that some places charge 50 cents just so you can put some air in your tires when most other places let you do it for free? What's next, coin operated windshield squeegies? I can bet you the fluid, squeegies, and towels for all of that has a lot more costs wrapped up in it than running an air compressor a couple minutes every now and then!
     
  17. Cyforce

    Cyforce Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't trust Ames air for a 5 hour trip. You need to go to Casey's in Slater. Ask for Mike, get the special nossel.
     
  18. Frak

    Frak Well-Known Member

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    Kwik Shop, Swift Stop, what's the difference?:parghh:
     
  19. Wesley

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    Go nitrogen, baby, nitrogen.
     

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