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BROWNSTOWN, Mich. -- The Tel West Fill-Up CITGO station, located here, began offering free fuel to anyone who buys a new Ford, Chrysler or General Motors vehicle from a local dealership in January. And due to high demand, the station extended the program through February.
"Our community relies heavily on the U.S. auto industry," Albert Abbas, manager of the Tel West Fill-Up, said in a statement. "Many of my customers work either at one of the local 'Big 3' factories and manufacturing plants or at another business that depends on the automotive industry to survive. The free gas helps save some cash for the motorists, but I also hope that it helps new car sales for vehicles made right here in our great state."
The promotion provides free fuel to motorists who buy a new car, truck or SUV from one of three local dealers: Taylor Ford and Telegraph Chrysler/Jeep in Taylor, Mich., or Rogers Chevrolet in Woodhaven, Mich.
"The Brownstown and Detroit communities are really struggling these days with the dipping economy and hits to the auto industry," said Patrick Breen of Barrick Oil, the fuel supplier of Tel West Fill-Up. "Albert and his staff have come up with a great way to not only help the everyday customer, but provide a little boost to new car sales in the local area. Maybe the guys on Wall Street and in Washington should take note of what Tel West Fill-Up has done and follow Albert's example."