If you live in a snowy region, a "must have" in your garage is a bottle of Dry Gas. Why? Because it will come in handy when you are cursing your snow blower because it won't start!
If you don't drain your snow blower of gas (or just let it run dry) at the end of the season, that half-full tank of gas will attract water as it sits over the spring, summer and fall. Internal combustion engines hate water, and will just refuse to start if there's water in the fuel.
There are few things more frustrating than looking at 350 feet of sidewalk covered in eight inches of snow with a snow blower that refuses to start. Ask me - I found out the hard way. That was the last storm - the one I shoveled by hand.
But for this storm, I was prepared with a bottle of Dry Gas from the local hardware store!
Dry Gas is an alcohol based additive for gasoline powered internal combustion engines designed to restore combustive power to gas that has been spoiled by water. Dry Gas is an actual brand name. Similar products are named Heet or many generic gas line anti-freeze solutions.
Half a bottle in my tank - and the engine started right up. Yay!
This additive also works wonders on your lawn mower that won't start because you left the gas in all winter!
Bottom line - you should take care of your equipment and empty gas tanks when storing things off-season. But if you forget, Dry Gas can be your savior!
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