With the recent publicity emphasizing the importance of supporting Black-Owned businesses, I decided to start looking for a Black-Owned gas station in the area. I do like to support my own people and figured this would be a good place to start. We only moved here 2.5 years ago and are still unfamiliar with parts of the city since we are college students/home-bodies, and don’t go out much. Jackson Bros Car Care Center in Savannah, GA, was referred to me by a friend who grew up here in Savannah. She explained the sad truth that there are only two (2) African-American/Black-Owned Gas Stations in the ENTIRE city of Savannah! And to my surprise, I found that they are diagonally across the street from one another! Jackson Brothers was one of them. That all being said, I first called Jackson Bros Car Care Center in Savannah, GA in mid-November 2015 to confirm that they are in fact, a Black-Owned business. From my very first conversation with the “Lady of the Shop”, it has been nothing but pleasant! She informed me that this is a long-time Black-Owned Family Business that has been in existence over 45+ years! She explained that they do Automotive Repair work as well as provide Gas to customers. When I had to call her again to ask their price of Gas for the day, she politely told me $2.04/gallon, which was right in the mid-line of what I saw throughout Savannah that week and was therefore, very fairly-priced. Although I missed getting to their station that day due to a personal business matter, I called to let them know I couldn’t make it; and the gentleman I spoke to was also polite, and I felt a nice warmth when I spoke with him as well! These were definitely NOT rude people at all, and I don’t know what happened all the way back in 2009, but MY phone experiences before I even met them was very pleasant! I did finally get there on Dec 3rd, 2015. I’d just missed the Lady of the Shop, but everyone else there was nothing short of polite, professional, & courteous. I purchased Gas from them and their pumps worked fine. I got a detailed receipt for the fuel that even included the Kind of Fuel (Regular), and the Amount/Volume of Gallons Purchased (9.760 Gal), which is something I’ve only seen on one other fuel-station’s receipt out here! And since business was winding-down for the day, they were also happy to explain to me, some of the history of the warehouses & other landmarks of that location. As I was leaving their office, the other employees quietly greeted me as well. In doing personal business with others, there’s nothing like good, old-fashioned, down-to-earth Southern-Hospitality, and these gentlemen had it! I love it! =D I’m ending this Review with a Four-Star Rating only because I haven’t gotten any Auto Repair work done by Jackson Bros Car Care and don’t know anyone who has (like I said, I’m still relatively new here). But in every other way, they’ve shined beautifully, and as one of the only two Black-Owned Fuel Stations in the City of Savannah, I will continue to patronize Jackson Brothers to purchase Gas from them from now on (& from the other once I meet them, too)! =) It is extremely important that we give our economic support to the Black-Owned Businesses of our communities! So Black People in particular—take the time to travel a little further, and give these businesses our dollars to help keep that money in our Black-communities a little longer than a mere six-hours! =) Peace!
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This guy is awesome. My wife's car broke down on the corner of Broughton and Bull on her way to work one morning. She had a co-worker pick her up and I left work and called Abercorn Towing to meet me at her car to have it towed (I called another company first, but they were rude so I hung up). While waiting a short minute for the tow truck to show up the tire on my car went flat (It was a great week). When Brian showed up to tow my wife's car he saw me getting ready to change the tire on my car. He told me to hold on a second, pulled out a hand held compressor, and a tire patching kit. This guy patched and pumped up my tire within about 10 minutes. He then towed my car to Pooler and didn't even charge me for the work on my tire. If you need a tow I would suggest using Abercorn Towing. He also treats you like a paying customer not someone he is doing a favor for.
I called Abercorn Towing to tow my car to a repair shop, it just wouldn't start. I called several others to compare rates and they by far had the best (they advertise "starting at $45, I paid $50, the other were between $65-75). The driver came out but after seeing it was a stick shift he said I probably had some sort of problem with a switch on the clutch pedal as he had had the same problem on his car. 5 minutes later he had my car running again with a simple adjustment to the switch, I paid him a $20 service fee and I got to keep driving my car. So nice that instead of just going ahead and towing my car away and making the extra money he went through the extra effort to make my day easier. THAT is customer service!