Sunday 18 March 2018

Why they charge €1 to put some air in your tyres

A Topaz station. Photo: Google Maps
A Topaz station. Photo: Google Maps
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

We've had people on - again - complaining about having to pay €1 to put air in, or check, their tyres.

For some reason their criticisms have been aimed at Topaz outlets.

Motorists say it is ridiculous to be charged for something that was always free. It is also claimed that resentment for having to pay is putting them off checking their tyres.

However, this isn't a new phenomenon; some outlets have been charging for a long time.

But in view of the fact that Topaz was picked out, I asked them to explain.

There are always two sides to a story so I'll leave you to make up your own mind on what they had to say:

"As part of Topaz's ongoing commitment to offering customers the best possible experience at Topaz stations, we are investing in a new state-of-the-art car valeting area across our network which includes vacuum, fragrance and compressed air. For a usage charge of €1, customers can use any of these services for five minutes and it is possible to switch between services at any time during the process."

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