Sainsburys introduces 30p charge for shoppers with cars – Manchester Evening News

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has introduced a new 30p charge for drivers across the UK.

Shoppers with cars are now being asked to pay 30p for a service that used to be free.

Anyone wanting to put air in their tyres will no longer be able to do so free of charge.

Drivers have been hit by the changes when they head to garages across the country, it has emerged.

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The supermarket giant used to offer air for free at its stations.

But now drivers must fork out for it – and free water has also been replaced, with punters charged £1 or screenwash.

Drivers have criticised the move in interviews with national media publications, according to Birmingham Live.

Morrisons and Asda complete the so called Big Four, with each offering petrol and diesel pumps.

One driver told The Sun newspaper: “Had to pay twice for air on your new money grabbing machine as three mins isn’t enough for Landrover tyres.

“Given the profits you lot make it’s pathetic that you are charging for this. Won’t buy fuel there again.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We regularly review the services we provide our customers.

“We have invested in the facilities at our petrol filling stations, offering a variety of services including screen wash air towers and contactless payment options, offering even more convenience for our customers.”

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