Manalapan Gas Station Holds Grand Opening at $4.39 a Gallon

Once upon a time in New Jersey, gas stations offered all sorts of promotions and gimmicks to entice you into buying their gas. There would be friendly service with a smile, contests and games where you could win prizes, and they would even service your car if you needed it.

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Steve Trevelise/Townsquare Media

Those times returned to Route 33 Auto Repair and Service in Manalapan where they held their grand opening on Sunday with regular gasoline sales as low as $4.39 a gallon. They had also served it with hoagies, salads, sodas, contests with gift baskets, gas cards to be won, and a disc jockey spinning the tunes.

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Steve Trevelise/Townsquare Media

Owner Eddie Arena, who lives in Toms River, his wife Cari and all their family and Pete at the pump were there to welcome you. Eddie explained how he is able to sell his gasoline so cheaply.

“I buy a lot when the price is low, and I’m able to keep the price low for the customer,” he said.

“It’s $4.39 a gallon, but if you have the DINOPAY app it’s $4.29. It takes 10 cents on a gallon, everyday all day. All you have to do is download the app. No one comes close.”

As for the food and the festivities, Eddie says, “I’m happy to do it. It’s all about the customer here.”

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Steve Trevelise/Townsquare Media

Route 33 Auto Repair also does excellent mechanical work for foreign or domestic vehicles. They offer towing and roadside assistance. The spans have all been redone.

“Clean office, clean client bathrooms, free wifi. We do just about everything from tires and towing to engine work. Anything you need, we do.”

What we need most is cheaper gasoline in New Jersey. Until then, we have Route 33 Auto Repair in West Manalapan.

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