Did you know that gas with ethanol can make small engines fail?

The EPA has approved the use of 15 percent ethanol gasoline in vehicles made in 2001 and later.  However, the agency prohibits the use in mowers and small engines, stating that it may cause damage.

According to Marv Klowak, global vice president of research and development for Briggs & Stratton, "Ethanol has inherent properties that can cause corrosion of metal parts, including carburetors, degradation of plastic and rubber components, harder starting, and reduced engine life."

It is strongly encouraged that you use a fuel stabilizer to counter the negative effects of ethanol.