• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• What is ethanol, and ethanol-blended fuel?
• Will ethanol work in fuel-injected engines?
• Does ethanol lead to plugged fuel filters?
• What care should be given to a car not driven in a long time?
• How long does it take to check my transmission?
• What type of transmission fluid should I use in my car?
• Is changing the oil & oil filter really important?
• On a long trip what maintenance should be done?
• Does using air-conditioning affect my fuel economy?
• How do I use antilock brakes in an emergency?
• How much air should be put in tires?
• When stopped for extended periods should I shut off my engine?
• My check engine, transmission or overdrive light is on or flashes?
• Is changing my air filter important?
• How do I clean dirty battery terminals?
• Can spark plugs last 100,000 miles?
• How often should I wash & wax my car?
• How do I know I will not be overcharged for my repair?

Will ethanol work in fuel-injected engines?

Yes. Other components of gasoline, such as olefins, can cause deposits that result in fouled fuel injectors. However, since 1985, all ethanol blends and nearly all non-ethanol gasolines contain corrosion inhibitors and detergent additives designed to prevent injector deposits. These detergents have been very effective in alleviating the problem of fouled fuel injectors. Won't ethanol burn valves?

No, because ethanol burns cooler than gasoline. This is the reason that many high-powered racing engines use pure alcohol for fuel.