Yoshi, an on-site refueling and car maintenance service, expanded operations to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Woodbury and Edina last week. With the additions of St. Louis and Cleveland on Tuesday, it’s now available in 11 markets across the country.

All that users have to do is tap their Yoshi app to schedule either one-time or weekly fuel deliveries and choose from a list of a la carte car-care services that include oil changes, car washes and car detailing. A trained mechanic will pump the gas and perform selected maintenance while the car is parked, eliminating the need to pull into a gas station or visit a repair shop.

Most customers buy a $20-a-month subscription fee that includes all weekly fuel deliveries, tire checks and free air. It also allows customers to earn Yoshi points that can be used to buy discounted fuel and other services such as wiper replacements and windshield cleaning. Members can also choose to pay $7 per delivery and get gas only when they need it. With both types of memberships, drivers pay the going rate for gas, which is set by the average daily price as quoted by AAA, and the cost of extra services.

The Twin Cities was an appealing market for Yoshi because of its big corporations such as Target, 3M and Best Buy and its high percentage of car commuters.

This service sounds like something that could have originated in Oregon...

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