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Are Fuel Additives Really Worth the Cost?

If you depend on an older vehicle, you are likely open to find ways to keep it rolling. From checking tires and brakes to ensuring all the fluids are topped off, you keep it road worthy.   Don’t overlook these proactive maintenance steps.  They are important.   Additionally, include fuel additives in your preventative maintenance routine.

Fuel InjectorBy definition, fuel additives are designed to increase enginee performance. Depending on the type(s) of additives used, the fuel additive accomplishes the following:

  • Fuel injector cleaner is designed to keep carbon deposits from affecting the injectors.
  • System cleaners, which make up the biggest portion, are designed to keep debris and gunk out of the mechanical system.
  • Performance enhancers do as the name implies, and help your vehicle work better and smoother, so you get more bang for your buck at the gas pump.
  • Fuel stabilizers are used to prevent the breakdown of any fuel left in the tank, should you need to store your vehicle for more than a few days. They are good for anything from a vehicle to your lawn mower.

Who Benefits from Using Fuel Additives?

Some of the people/groups most benefited by opting for fuel additives are those with long commutes.  Likewise, other drivers benefit:

  • those with touch and go traffic
  • those who operate farm equipment, moving trucks, or heavy-duty trucks
  • drivers of older vehicles, and fleet owners or managers.

If you drive a newer vehicle, you may not see the need for a fuel additive, but using one periodically is still going to improve how your car/truck handles. This is because the additives can stop sluggishness and prevent gas from freezing in the gas line- especially important if you live in an area where excessive cold is common. In addition, using a fuel additive will boost overall engine performance.

Keep in mind that using fuel additives is not something that is done haphazardly. You need to be intentional about it, especially when you first begin adding them to your vehicle. In most cases, it will take 2-3 uses before you begin to see a real difference. This is because it will take a bit of running time before the additives clean out any residue in the vehicle’s system. To add the fuel additive to your vehicle, simply pour it into your gas tank before filling up with gas. The amount of additive you pour in varies, so be sure to read the instructions.

If you are curious to see what the fuel additive hype is all about, now is the time to give them a try. You can get gas stabilizer, system cleaners, and other fuel additives by visiting your local AMSOIL dealer The House of Syn. They have all the products you need to keep your car running smoothly for a long time.