Does Upgrading Your Pumps Result in Increased Profits?

Gas station at dusk

For some gas station owners, upgrading your petroleum equipment can seem like it’s an unnecessary expense. While there is an installation cost, generally upgrading your fuel pumps is a sure shot way to improve profits for your business. Today, we take a look at how pump upgrades can help improve profit.

Increased Productivity

Newer fuel pumps will work faster than older models. A big part of newer petroleum equipment upgrades is the speed at which they can function. Having faster pumps will mean being able to serve more customers within regular business hours. Serving more customers than you normally would per day build up to larger amounts of profit over the long run. Keeping traffic moving through your gas station will, in turn, attract more customers.

Improvements in Customer Impression & Service

For a business like a gas station, everything comes down to whether you can attract the customers necessary to keep your business profitable. Upgrading your fuel pumps manages to attract customers in 2 different ways.

The first is through simple appeal. A newer-looking gas station with brand new pumps is more likely to attract customers. The customer’s perception of your service is just as important as your actual service. When customers see visible upgrades, they expect better service and are more likely to head back to your gas station.

The second way that this attracts customers is related to the point above. Customers who can get through a service quickly will have a good impression of that business’s customer service. Most car owners have preferred gas stations. One of the main reasons someone might choose a certain gas station is their excellent customer service.

Empty gas station

Savings on Maintenance Costs

Fuel pumps can be expensive to maintain. As older models fall out of style, maintenance becomes harder, and finding replacement equipment becomes more difficult. Using newer fuel pumps will remove the need for maintenance checks and expenses for a while. With warranties available for newer products, saving on maintenance costs becomes easier. Even if problems arise, a manufacturer’s warranty should have you covered for at least a year.

If you’re looking for a petroleum equipment supplier to help upgrade your gas pumps, consider reaching out to us at John W Kennedy Co. We are a complete petroleum equipment supply company and have got you covered for all your upgrade and gas station equipment needs. Contact us to learn more.

Potentially Dangerous Mistakes People Make While Pumping Gas

It’s common sense to keep your eyes on the road when driving because of the risks involved. But, when it comes to something like pumping gas in their cars, people often forget the importance of being cautious.

Gas station accidents are not a rarity. From 2014 to 2018, there were an average of 4,150 fires at gas stations per year.

Imagine the number of times you stop at a gas station; it’s a part of your everyday routine. Make sure you avoid the following mistakes people tend to make without knowing it.

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CimTek 200/200A Series Filter End Of Life Notification








CimTek Filtration
200/200A Series Filters Will Be Discontinued As Of 10/1/21

I don’t know if we are just getting more notifications these days or it has just been a year where the manufacturers are in a self-reflective mode with their products’ performances and it is an opportunity to slim down during trying times to trim down on raw materials and what they deem as wasted effort but consolidation is a continual process across a broad line of products that do relatively the same thing but to varying degrees and it’s not necessarily a bad thing in all instances.


So the short and sweet of it is the following CimTek filters will no longer be offered as of *October 1, 2021:

*After 10/1/2021, we will continue to offer these discontinued models until our onhand inventory has been depleted.

But don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging as CimTek does have options!

Discontinued Direct Replacements
70002Cim-Tek 70002 200-10 10-Micron Filter Red Arrow 70003
70003 Cim-Tek Model 250-10 10 Micron Filter

70004
CimTek 70004
Red Arrow 70005
CimTek 70005
70046
CimTek 70046 200-30 Filter

Red Arrow 70088
CimTek 70088 250-30 Filter
70045Cimtek 70045 200A-30 Filter Red Arrow 70089CimTek 70089 250A-30

For a more comprehensive list, check out our previous block post:
Vendor Spotlight: CimTek Filtration and Finding Your Best Defense Against Water!

Click here to check out our online store to find  many other CimTek products!

And if you can’t find what you are looking for or have any other questions, feel free to give us a call at 1.800.238.1225 or use our online contact form.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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A Change of Pace – Old Gas Station Videos








Old Rehoboth Village Post Office, trolley stop, general store and gas station

I think most Americans appreciate vintage Americana and for us in the retail petroleum business, old gas stations are very interesting. The above image is of this  blog author’s house from 1924 and it doesn’t look remotely the same today. It started life in a different location and was moved to its current location in 1880 to serve as the town post office, a trolley stop, general store and of course, a gas station!


Old Gas Station Collage


As I was posting some vendor-related videos, a few vintage gas station videos popped up that I thought would be a nice change of pace of just enjoying some American gas station history.  You may be shocked by some of what you notice in this video because some things date back much further than you have been led to believe!  So here you go:

This video is courtesy of Freakineagle’s YouTube Channel:


This next video is courtesy of Salssalvage’s YouTube Channel:


John W. Kennedy Company Service Station EssentialsAnd don’t forget, for all your gas station needs, you can buy online, email us or call us at 1.800.238.1225.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Promotions Convenience Store Owners Can Offer to Maximize the Gas Station Profits

An empty, poorly managed fuel station

Due to market competition and ease for new entrants, existing service station owners may find it challenging to drive more sales. You must understand that the target customers for your fuel station are interested in more than just getting gas. They want exemplary on-spot service and diverse offerings at service stations. Facility owners need to come up with effective promotional strategies to boost brand awareness and traffic.

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Safely clean your Passport screen with this quick tip








Passport Clean Screen
Disinfect your Passport screen without accidentally shutting off your pumps.

Click image to view/download quick reference card


Here’s how:

Click on the links below.
Not only will you have access to these videos but very handy reference cards that can be downloaded and printed!!
These are just a few of the videos. There are many more videos to explore once you click on the links!

CASHIER INSTRUCTIONS

BALANCE PREPAY CLOSE THE TILL
CLOSE THE TILLCLOSE THE TILL
CONDUCT A TILL AUDITCONDUCT A TILL AUDIT

MANAGER INSTRUCTIONS

CHANGE FUEL PRICESCHANGE FUEL PRICES

 

CREATE RESTRICTION GROUPSCREATE RESTRICTION GROUPS
DIGITAL ADSDIGITAL ADS

EXPRESS LANE SELF-CHECKOUT INSTRUCTIONS

ADD ITEMS TO TRANSACTIONADD ITEMS TO TRANSACTION
ATTENDANT AUDIO ALARMATTENDANT AUDIO ALARM
AUTHORIZE AGE RESTRICTED ITEMAUTHORIZE AGE RESTRICTED ITEM

Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

Do you have any more questions about Gilbarco Passport POS system or require service? Feel free to call us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us using the link below:
EMAIL US

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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