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The Story of the Switch from Full-Service to Self-Service Gas Stations (Or, Why Flying A Gasoline is Such a Local Treasure.)


Flying A Gasoline, nestled in Orinda, CA is a hidden treasure. As a full-service gas station, we offer old-school service in today’s modern era. Nowadays, full-service gas stations seem to be a thing of the past. However, it wasn’t always like this, as self-service stations were, in fact, the rarity.


In 1909, the story of the gas station began, and the first filling stations began popping up in the United States. Back then, an attendant would fill up your vehicle, similar to how Flying A Gasoline is today. Flash forward twenty years, and in 1929, over 143,000 gas stations had crisscrossed the nation. And fast forward to 2018, and full-service gas stations seem to be part of the past.


Flying A Gasoline continues to be cherished by drivers from the Lamorinda area and beyond. We are honored to have won the hearts of so many people, and here are just a few reasons why Flying A Gasoline is such a treasure:


  • Full pump service for free.

  • Low gas stations.

  • Despite our old-school touch, we offer all the modern conveniences, including beverages and snacks.

  • Smog tests.

  • Car washes by hand, and by appointment.


If you are looking to experience an old-school service, complete with low gas prices and all the modern conveniences, Flying A Gasoline is exactly what you have been looking for. To learn more about Flying A Gasoline, call us at (925) 394-4583. We would be happy to chat with you.


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