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my future goals for my career..
#767279 Tue Aug 17 2021 07:50 PM
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for almost a year now I have been wanting to pursue the gas station business and open a full service gas station here in southern New Mexico. At my Chevron station i want to give customers the option to pump their own gas, or do a full service, like clean their windshield, check their air pressure in their tires, check their oil and etc. i would like to even build my station to look like a 1950s Chevron station. I feel that if a full service is available at a gas station the customer will feel more confident and safe knowing their vehicle is running properly and that they will have a smoother drive.. This would not only benefit the station owner but also the customer.

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Heber Richins #767292 Wed Aug 18 2021 06:50 AM
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Great idea. Pursue you desires. Always room for great customer service. I know I will pay more. There are 2 stations in Austin neighborhoods that offer that old fashioned service. People love it.

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Heber Richins #767317 Wed Aug 18 2021 03:43 PM
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Haven’t seen anything like that since 1986, I worked at a station that we checked the oil, tires & did the windshield on request.

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Heber Richins #767318 Wed Aug 18 2021 04:22 PM
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Head to New Jersey were attendants' pump the Gas for all customers today..It's a state Law.


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Cold Pizza #767343 Thu Aug 19 2021 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
Head to New Jersey were attendants' pump the Gas for all customers today..It's a state Law.

I believe Oregon is still that way as well. Would Chevron even allow a station like that if you wanted it to look like one from the 50s?

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Heber Richins #767478 Sun Aug 22 2021 09:34 PM
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My aunt's station was like that right up until she shut it down about 2012 or so. Plus it was a small, smalltown station built in the late 40's and still retained subtle touches of that charm. Lots of seniors frequented it for the full service so there certainly is a market these days.
That said, these are few and far between now unfortunately.


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