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5 Essential Things to Know About Gasoline
You already know how much we depend on gasoline in the US. Even though there has been an increase in electric and diesel cars, gasoline is still the most used fuel in the US. However, there are a...
How to Start a Car After Filling With the Wrong Fuel
Everybody makes mistakes, and putting the wrong type of gas in your car is one of those accidents that can cost a lot of money and become a...
How to Get Free Gas
Free gas is easy to get if you pay attention at the gas station and look online for deals. Follow these tips on how to get free gas for your car.
How to Know What Type of Gas to Use
Your vehicle is propelled by a combustion engine. That means that fuel is injected into the engine’s cylinders in some fashion, where it combusts, or burns, to...
Fuel Economy Myths
Drivers will try anything to get better gas mileage. Topping off your gas tank, ignoring tire pressure, and using premium gas won't improve your MPG.
How to Improve Your Gas Mileage
Every driver wants a fuel efficient car. Check your tire pressure, replace old spark plugs, and change your engine air filter to improve your MPG.
How to Find the Lowest Gas Prices in Your Area
Regardless of where you are going and where you live, you will need to refuel your vehicle regularly. With the exception of electric vehicles, every vehicle needs to stop at...
How to Remove Gas from the Fuel Tank
It is often necessary to drain the fuel from a car’s gas tank in some of the following situations: If you run out of gas while far...
How to Drop a Gas Tank
The fuel tank on your car is typically located under the rear or middle of the vehicle. There can be a number of reasons why you would need...
How to Make Ethanol Fuel
Ethanol fuel is an alcohol-based type of biofuel that is used as a popular alternative to gasoline. It is made from distilled plant and biodegradable materials, such as corn and...
How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty?
Knowing how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank prevents getting stranded. Nissan Altimas can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.
How to Pump Gas the Right Way
Locating your fuel filler, pre-paying for fuel, choosing the correct fuel grade, and not topping off are helpful tips to pump fuel like a pro.
How to Tell the Difference Between LSD and ULSD Fuel
Low sulfur diesel (LSD) was replaced with ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006 as part of an initiative to substantially lower the emissions of particulate matter in diesel engines....
What is MPGe: electric car fuel economy ratings explained
When you tell your friends and family that you bought a new car, inevitably the first question you’ll get is, “What kind of gas mileage does it get?” The question assumes that you’ve...
Why You Should Always Keep a 1/4 Tank of Gas in Your Car
Everyone knows that keeping gas in your vehicle's fuel tank is a must. But you may wonder what the minimum amount of gas is that you should always have in your fuel...
Do You Really Need Premium Gas?
You’re given the choice every time you pull up to the fuel pumps - regular or premium gas. You’ve heard all the hype about premium fuel and the benefits it provides: ...
Top 10 Used luxury Cars that Don’t Require Premium Gas
Generally, there’s an idea that if you drive a luxury car, you need to put premium gas in your tank. The concept is almost as universal that luxury car owners...
How to Transport a Fuel Container
Everyone has seen a fuel can, and most people have had the opportunity to use one. Every fuel-powered vehicle needs to be re-fueled at some point, and...
How to Fuel a Race Car
Fueling a race car depends on the type, whether NASCAR or Indycar. The process requires a special fueling device, precision, and speed.
How Far Can You Drive on Empty in the UK?
Know how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank to prevent a breakdown. Citroen C4 Picassos can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.

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Car Sitting waiting for repair. Sat 9 Months Now repair finished but will not start.
Hi...gasoline has a limited shelf life. After four months or so, but sometimes even earlier, gum and varnish develop. Gasoline that is nine months old will typically not have enough of the volatile fractions (from the refinery process) to start...
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Oil Leakage (Gas Leakage)
Generally, of course, the first thing to accomplish is to identify the source of the leak(s). If you suspect a gas tank leak, that identification of the leak would occur if you request a gas tank leak diagnostic. In practice,...
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My car won't start
Check to be sure that there is enough fuel in the tank. If the car is parked on a real steep hill and there was not much fuel in the tank, the fuel pump pick up could be dry. Depending...
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How much to fix a leaking gas purge valve?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the Evaporative Purge Valve on a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.
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Car won,t start.
You mention the car being "parked". If, by chance, the car has sat unused for "months", the gasoline in the tank is usually bad and that alone will cause a no start condition. In a scenario such as that, the...
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My car has been sitting in a garage for 2 years
If gasoline was left in the fuel tank for 2 years, the tank would have to be thoroughly drained. The fuel filter should be replaced and it is preferred to remove the fuel injectors from the fuel rail and send...
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Gasoline inside the car?
The first concern is whether you could have an exhaust leak or a fuel leak. If leaks of that type exist, they should be repaired as both are safety hazards. Occasionally, just due to the weather, exhaust fumes can get...
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non ethanol gas
Passenger vehicles and light trucks from model year 2001 onward can operate on zero to 15 percent ethanol (E-15). If your vehicle is designated as a flex fuel vehicle, it can operate on gasoline that contains anywhere from zero to...
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Why do I continue to have a burning oil and fuel smell in my 2009 Dodge Charger
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. If you continue to have leaks in the engine then there may be too much pressure built up in the engine. This is usually caused by excessive blow by due...
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Car doesn't start
If the car has been parked for many months, the gasoline in the fuel tank is bad and that alone will cause a no start condition. Gas has a relatively limited shelf life. In a scenario where the gas has...
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gas leak from top of the tank observed upon oil change
The cost to repair the leak depends on exactly which component(s) are leaking and whether major components such as the fuel tank, straps and so forth are re-usable once removed. The leak could be in a tube, fuel pump pump...
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Specs say run premium gas, will i harm engine running regular unleaded
According to Ford specifications, which I reviewed prior to composing this answer to you, the minimum required octane for gasoline in all engines used in the Escape is 87. There is no recommendation, let alone requirement, that premium be used,...
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Haven't driven car in 2 years and I need to smog it to validate my registration
Buy a brand new battery that is fully charged prior to installation so that you do not needlessly load the alternator. Change the engine oil and filter. Ideally, you should pressurize the oil system prior to starting, otherwise you will...
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2005 ford mustang GT wont fill up past the halfway mark
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. Anything built before 4/27/05 may develop problems with the fuel tank and a replacement is suggested. The issue with those tanks are that they won't fill up all the way because the...
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Ethanol - E15
Ethanol is a chemical compound that has very specific, defined combustion characteristics once used as a fuel in an engine, or once mixed with other fuels such as gasoline. Voluminous data documenting the advantages and disadvantages of ethanol as a...
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Mustang has been sitting for a few years.
I recommend flushing out your fuel system with fresh gasoline and a container of methyl-hydrate. Old gas will not harden in a fuel tank unless it is more than 20 years old. You will need to remove the fuel line...
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I have a nissan Altima 2008 sedan, Yesterday I was almost running empty so I fueled up at Shell gas station. As soon as I pulled o
Inasmuch as the problem started immediately after you bought gasoline, it is possible the gasoline is contaminated. As a preliminary matter, you might call or visit the station and ask if anyone else contacted the station with a similar problem....
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1997 buick lesabre dies when gas pedal is released
Sounds like the fuel pump has stopped working or is slightly flowing the fuel. When pressing on the gas pedal to the floor and a fuel pump is barely working, then the engine vacuum can draw the fuel in as...
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Turns over but will not start and has a strong odor of gas.
Check the location of where the fuel smell is emitting from on your vehicle. If the fuel smell is coming from the fuel tank area, then the fuel pump, fuel line, fuel filter, fuel fuller neck, charcoal canister, or the...
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I installed a new fuel pump, but the line from the pump to the carb is leaking at the flare fitting on the pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. The hardest part is done. Locating and noticing the leak is typically where people fail to follow through with their repairs. The flare on the line was likely bent or damaged. They are very...

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