(NAPSI)—With storm season in full tilt, it’s important to make sure that emergency generators are ready to be used at a moment’s notice. Residents of Snowbelt states need to add snowblowers and chain saws to the list.
The most critical factor for all gas-powered equipment is the fuel, and particularly so if you use ethanol-blended fuel. Most fuel is formulated to be used within 30−45 days; as gas ages beyond this point, it begins to degrade, forming gums and other solids that can cause engines to be difficult to start or to run rough.
Octane levels also decline as fuel ages, resulting in engines that cannot produce full power. This means generators that ran great when you used them a few years ago might not start now.
The solution is to use a fuel stabilizer to ensure that emergency equipment will start when you need it. You also need to stabilize fuel in summer equipment that is going into seasonal storage. Lawn mowers, string trimmers and more can be stored with a full tank of fuel as long as you stabilize it.
However, be careful of the stabilizer you choose; traditional fuel stabilizers have the side effect of slightly degrading fuel combustibility; this results in more exhaust smoke and rough-running engines. A better option is Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment. Utilizing a unique blend of enzymes, it stabilizes fuel for up to two years; the enzymes also help improve fuel combustibility, which ensures fast, easy starts. Because ethanol produces less energy than gasoline, improving the combustibility of gasoline helps restore lost power and fuel economy. Also, there is the added benefit of significantly reducing all emissions, including smoky exhaust, while keeping the carburetor or fuel injectors and combustion chamber free of performance-robbing carbon deposits.
When added at every fuel fill, Star Tron will keep fuel systems clean and engines ready to start. Adding it now to emergency equipment as well as to lawn mowers and other summer equipment going into winter storage means they will all be ready for action when you are.
To learn more, visit www.startron.com or call (800) 327-8583.
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