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How Gas Delivery Became My Favorite Life Hack

I started driving at the age of fifteen and I thought the freedom was awesome. As the years passed, what I didn’t think was awesome was taking my car to the mechanic, spending money on car insurance and filling up the gas tank.  As far as my earliest days of driving,this task was such a chore that I would wait until the needle was almost pointing to “E” to make a stop at the gas station. I would practice my serenity prayer and my gratitude mindset but it was to no avail, pumping gas into my car was a major pain in the rear end.

Discovering The Ninjas

I was reading an article by Jessica Lipscomb in the Miami New Times for Miami Mobile Services. That’s right, people that love convenient services because they’d rather spend their time enjoying life than being bothered with small tasks that everyone secretly hates. The glorious article revealed one itty-bitty paragraph that charged my curiosity.
Sneaky ninjas pump gas into my car at night ?

Sneaky ninjas pump gas into my car at night ?

The mention was about a gas delivery service in Miami. The virtual heavens opened and it was my night in shining armor… or rather my ninja. The promise was to deliver fuel to my car in the middle of the night with a confirmation text and a charge to my debit card.

Who are the GasNinjas ?

Barret Hammond & Brandon Timinsky must have felt the vibes of disgruntled Miami drivers and founded GasNinjas in September of 2015 and launched January of 2016. When I asked the founders who their ideal customers was, they responded with an honest and accurate response of “Time sensitive consumers who want to save the time and stress associated with going to the gas station.”
There’s stress with going to the gas station? Isn’t that a little far fetched? Picture this, you’re running around Miami, driving your car to and fro when you’re car suddenly stops because it ran out of gas. Not only are you in a bad predicament but now you have to shamefully explain to someone else, why you’re stuck in the middle of the Palmetto Expressway with cars blaring their horns all around. Stressful? You had better believe it.
Don't judge, you know it's happened to you.

Don’t judge, you know it’s happened to you.

“The first gas station opened in 1905 and hasn’t changed in over 100 years. We wanted to disrupt this age old industry. We live in an on-demand world where everyone wants to save the time and hassle associated with mundane chores. You can have your dinner, groceries, and dry cleaning delivered, so why not your gas too. In short, we started this company to make people’s lives a little easier. ” according to owner,Brett Hammond.

A Start Up with Potential

Miami has become one the nation’s top hubs for startups. There’s a hunger for entrepreneurs in the United States and many are flocking from major cities like Chicago and states like California to jump aboard. However, GasNinjas is a start up Miami should really be proud of. Transportation is huge in Miami and GasNinjas has had the foresight to make the most of a city that is dependent on their cars. When I asked if there were any other cities that GasNinjas had their sites on, they responded with an enthusiastic hope to expand to other cities quickly especially on the East Coast of the United States.
GasNinjas has big plans to expand to the East Coast.

GasNinjas has big plans to expand to the East Coast.

How to Use It

This is an app. So there’s not a number to call or visit a physical location. I mention this only because it has actually come up in conversation. The app is extremely user friendly with a simple and elegant look. I downloaded it minutes after discovering this gas pumping treasure and although I was hesitant at first, my fears were put at ease when I discovered my full gas tank on my way to work the next morning and a receipt in my  email inbox.
sleek and elegant and very user friendly.

sleek and elegant and very user friendly.

What you need

a smart phone
A credit card
make,model and color of car
address where your car is parked
car tag number

 

Helpful tips

Create the account when you’re nice and calm. Input your information, credit card number, create a password etc. Do all these things before you need your gas. This way when you’re ready to fill your tank, it’s just a swipe away. Pop your gas tank flap before locking your car. This is a must. Don’t fret, most strangers in Miami are not considerate enough to close it for you. The GasNinjas Team is only allowed to fill vehicles outside. If you live in a condominium, you can have your car brought down by valet to be filled. A lot of their users choose 1 hr delivery for $5 and get gas while they are at a workout class or out to dinner.
How about having you gas tank filled while you enjoy dinner?

How about having you gas tank filled while you enjoy dinner?

Areas they service

You mean they don’t service the entire Miami-Dade county area? I know, it’s heart breaking to hear but just bear with them, these guys are just getting started. For now, these lucky neighborhoods are the ones that will be the envy of Miami drivers.
Aventura
Sunny Isles
Coral Cables
Coconut Grove
Brickell
Downtown
Miami Beach
Midtown
Wanna try GasNinjas? When you do, post a comment on the box below and let me know what you think. I hope this post relieves your stress and makes life just a little bit happier in the Magic City.
Michelle Orchid Rodriguez is an entrepreneur,health and wellness blogger and a licensed Massage Therapist. Her mission is to showcase the amazing health benefits of therapeutic massage and promote a higher quality of life through healthy living. She is the founder and CEO of Lumina Massage Inc., a Miami-based specialty massage company that focuses on neuromuscular therapy and prenatal bodywork. Social Media:Facebook, Instagram

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    • Hey there Laura, so glad you liked the post! I’m not sure if they have Miami Shores but you could have them fuel your car in the areas I mentioned if you’ll be visiting those specific neighborhoods.

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