The introduction of E10 fuel has been seen nation wide recently and is affecting cars up and down the country.
If you have a classic or old car it will not run on E10 without additional additives, but we are seeing it affect much newer cars!
We are having more fuel related faults through the garage than ever before from poor running engines to fuel pump failures.
Here is a quote from a well known car magazine-
It is estimated that around 600,000 cars on the road are not compatible with E10 fuel. Drivers should check if their vehicle manufacturer recommends it. Even if a car is suitable for using E10 we call for caution, as the ethanol is HYGROSCOPIC, which absorbs moisture from the air. Moisture increases engine deposits and affect drive-ability, which leads to corrosion and eventually component failure.Using E10 petrol can also affect fuel economy and it is reported drivers may experience around 1-3% reduction.
There seem to be several new additives coming to market to help vehicles affected by the new E10 fuel.
It will take time to see if there will be any long term damage or affects to engines due to the E10 fuel but for now the only thing we can advise is to use the additives designed to help your engines and fuel systems.
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Give us a call at Aarons Autos for more info.