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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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Getting fumes and smell while idling and driving
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2003 Audi A4 to have fumes and a smell when idling. Generally any EVAP or gasoline vapor leaks will trigger a check engine light with an EVAP leak code. In some cases...
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Car sat for a year now it keeps dying, so what could be wrong?
If the vehicle sat for a year with a partially filled tank of gasoline, the gasoline has oxidized and components of the fuel have separated out and turned to varnish. If that is the case, the fuel injectors are likely...
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It will crank but will not turn on. Leaving a smell of gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having spark issues. If the spark is not strong enough to ignite all of the fuel, or does not ignite the fuel at all, the spark plugs may not be...
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I accidentally put diesel in my car and I want to know that it'll be salvageable
The fuel tank will have to be thoroughly drained and refilled with fresh gas. The Mechanic would possible try to purge the fuel rail once fresh gas is in the tank, however, it is possible that the remaining diesel fuel...
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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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Gas in oil
A possible cause of this is the choke in the carburetor is stuck closed or partly closed. That will have the effect of drawing excess gasoline into the engine which will wash down the cylinder walls into the oil. The...
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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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Overheats after about 10 mins
Overheating often has rather mundane causes such as a stuck cooling system thermostat, plugged radiator, inoperative water pump, or even simply a low coolant level. Consequently, you could probably get the overheating issue resolved rapidly by requesting an overheating diagnostic....
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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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Rotten egg smell, all lights on dash board are on BUT the check engine light is off.
Simultaneous illumination of "all" warning lights on the dash while driving, when there is no underlying fault, indicates an electrical failure. That failure would have to be diagnosed in a warning light diagnostic. With regard to the check engine light,...
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When I fill my taknk up gas is on the ground under my car
Of course it is possible that a leak in a steel fuel supply line (due to corrosion), or a rubber hose, occurred after the pump was put in, but that would be quite a coincidence. More likely, if the leak...
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car wont start, acts like its not getting gas.
Hi there. Check to see if the fuel that was in the system was old and sitting for a while. If so, I recommend putting in a fuel water evaporator chemical that can be purchased at a local parts store....
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I put in regular unleadead by mistake my car takes premium
Your vehicle will start and run well on both regular and premium fuel unleaded. Premium fuel is stated as "required" by Mercedes Benz simply because premium will maximize the performance, fuel economy, and possibly service life of the engine. But,...
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Fuel gauge keeps jumping back past the E on the gas reader
Hey, thanks for writing in. There may be two different issues at play here. Your fuel gauge sending unit may be faulty which is what causes the fuel gauge to fluctuate erratically not reading correctly. This is a small...
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Gas smell when gas needle is on empty - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
There are many reasons that the smell of fuel may be present; however, this may suggest that you have a problem with your evaporative emissions system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the...
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Is it dangerous to drive a car when you smell gas?
Hi there. When you opened the hood to add engine oil to the engine and you smelt fuel vapors, there could be an issue with the fuel injectors. Most likely the fuel injector o-rings have split or cracked. When a...
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I have a 2000 Buick Century and the gas gauge goes up and down
You're guess of the fuel sending unit is a good one. The sending unit is a variable resistor, that changes its internal resistance according to fuel level. This information is then sent as an input to the powertrain control module...
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Faulty gas gauge or sending unit?
This is a problem likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. This is a small float type component inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As the fuel level drops, the float...
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My Toyota Avensis 2006 has had a dramatic Fall in MPG - pre and post-service
Hi there: There are multiple reasons why recent service might negatively impact fuel economy on newer vehicles. As the vehicle continues to operate, the ECU (engine control unit or module) continues to learn and make adjustments to ignition timing, fuel...
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Starts but won't idle
As you may know, old fuel can go bad in as early as 4-6 months losing it's ability to produce a viable explosion when compressed. This happens as a result in the octane in the fuel as it is mixed...

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