If You Work in Smoke, Try a Gas Delivery Service

I’ve always thought the concept of “gas delivery” was silly: all these apps you can use to call a truck to your home or work, which then fills your car with gas because you were too lazy to drive. street to the gas station. But I understand, I understand. If you’re just incredibly busy and have absolutely no free time to tackle such a small task, why should delivering gasoline be more stupid than, say, a two-hour delivery of groceries?

With a lot of trepidation, I tried one such service, Yoshi – chose not because I care a lot about thedinosaur friend Mario , but because Yoshi seems to cover more places than most other gasoline apps. This is a short list of 14 cities for now, but it makes Yoshi a better fit for Lifehacker readers than, say, an app that simply fills up the tanks of thirsty Silicon Valley (and Seattle) cars .

I am also a little hmm to applications like this, because I didn’t even want to think about how much it would cost if someone refueled my car for me. The first is the price of gas – if you’re the kind of driver willing to go the extra five miles to save a dime a gallon, the thought of not being able to bargain on gas delivery is likely to give you goosebumps. And there is also a shipping fee. And then there are all the add-ons you might want to purchase, such as a car wash, tire refueling, oil change, or whatever. Gas delivery is a slippery slope, as you will see:

Not to mention the prices being too high, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that what Yoshi was charging me for gasoline – $ 3.67 a gallon – was really reasonable considering the gas prices Google Maps reported in my area. while:

However, Yoshi’s shipping charges are usually $ 7, which means you pay a little more than the national average for not having to drive to gas. You can of course purchase a Yoshi membership , which gives you free weekly supplies of gasoline (no shipping charges; you still have to pay for gas) for $ 20 a month. Ideal for people with heavy traffic? Maybe. If you don’t drive that much during the week, this is probably not the best deal for you.

As for the gas delivery itself, all I had to do was make sure my car was in the right place on the day of delivery, and if not, I could update its location in the Yoshi app. In addition, I had to open the gas cap, otherwise Yoshi’s truck would not have been able to fill vital gasoline into my thirsty car. A truck arrived, flooded me, closed the lid and continued on its way; I had no other indication that anything happened other than a notification from Yoshi after the service ended. Light.

The final cost of using Yoshi to deliver my gas was $ 13.54, but there is a big asterisk on that number: I used $ 25 referral credit for my first gas station, I used the promo code Yoshi provided to save $ 0.10 per gallon. my first gas station and I was not charged for shipping (presumably Yoshi’s “free first month” discount). If I hadn’t had all these small adjustments, my gas delivery would have cost $ 47.64 – or about $ 8 more than I would have paid at the gas station. That said, I probably spent as much, if not more, shipping Doordash, so it’s not unreasonable. Right?

Since most gas delivery services are more than willing to drop a few promotions to keep you interested, if they are delivered to your area at all, you can probably get cheap gas for a few months by trying a few. While the pump will always be cheaper, gas on demand is not as expensive as I initially feared. Expensive, of course, but not that expensive.


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