People often ask me whether it's best to drain their fuel before storing their vehicle for the winter, or to use a fuel stabilizer.
Issues arise when fuel (gasoline) tanks are drained and old fuel disposal is attempted. Dangers exist in handling and disposing of this fuel such as:
• Transporting flammable liquid.
• Flammable liquid hazard.
• Static charge could ignite fuel (gasoline).
• Health hazards when handling gasoline without proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
• Old fuel (gasoline) must be transported to a site and recycled in an environmentally acceptable manner (do not discard fuel into sewers, on the ground, into street drain or river, environmentally harmful action may result such as a fee or explosion).
These issues can be eliminated by treating fresh fuel (gasoline) with a fuel stabilizer, such as STA-BIL® Fuel Stabilizer.
The use of a fuel stabilizer minimizes the personal potential dangers of draining your gasoline tank and any environmental harmful action related to fuel (gasoline) disposal.
Fuel stabilization minimizes the environmental impact of recycling old fuel or emissions due to running an engine to empty the fuel tank.