EVERETT – A Snohomish County gas station and car wash owner is trying to give his customers something to laugh about as they fill up at over $4 per gallon.
A readerboard outside General Brushless Car Wash at 6101 Evergreen Way, where unleaded is now $4.02 a gallon, reads "We provide on-site home refinancing to help out with gas purchase!"
It was not an original idea. Owner Mark Hoidal said he saw it on the Internet.
"We've had people stop and take pictures of it and ask comments about it and laugh about it. They've actually come in and said, 'Hey. Where to I sign up for on-site financing?'" said Hoidal.
Hoidal said he has always tried to put something comical on the readerboard.
The average price of unleaded in Washington state is $3.98 per gallon. It's $4 in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area.