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Why Should I Use A Fuel Stabilizer?

Winter is upon us, that means for most of the population lawn care and landscaping equipment gets put away for the season. The duration however depends on which geographical location you live in and can last anywhere from 3 - 6 months! Here at SureCan HQ lawn care typically winds down in October and starts back up again in March, that's a 6 month period. Gasoline can actually start to go bad within 30 days if untreated. Adding a fuel stabilizer to your equipment's tank will protect the fuel from deteriorating and prevent corrosion in your engines internal components.

For us, we use VP Racing Fuels Fuel Stabilizer with Ethanol Shield™. This Madditive™ will stabilize your fuel for up to 3 years and eliminates the problems caused by ethanol fuel while reducing heat and extending engine life.

For those that have never used a fuel stabilizer before we will show you how it's done!

Step 1:

1 ounce of VP's Maddative™ Fuel Stabilizer will treat up to 5 gallons of gas. Gauge how much fuel remains in your machines tank and distribute the correct amount of stabilizer directly into the tank through the opening. Make sure to add the fuel stabilizer to all of your machines. VP's Fuel Stabilizer works with both 2 cycle and 4 cycle machines.

Step 2:

Start the engine of the machine you just added fuel stabilizer to and let it idle for 5-10 minutes to ensure the Madditive™ runs through the fuel lines.

Step 3:

Don't forget to treat the leftover gas that is still in your VP Racing SureCan gas can! Chances are you will have some fuel leftover in your gas can at the end of the season so make sure to add some Madditive™ to this as well! Remember that 1 ounce treats up to 5 gallons of gas. To make your job a little easier the VP Racing SureCan has a gallon level indicator on the back of the can under the large fill cap so you always know how much inside.

These helpful tips will save you a lot of hassle and money in the Spring! Make sure to pick up some VP Racing Fuels Fuel Stabilizer at and while your at it pick up a new VP Racing SureCan gas can! BUY HERE


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