E10 is the most widely available ethanol blend and is warranted by all automakers. It is a fuel that contains 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent regular gasoline.
Since 97 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States is E10, we know this fuel as traditional gasoline. It can be used in any standard vehicle as well as in motorcycles, lawnmowers, boats and other small engines.
A safe fuel for small engines
All small engine manufacturers in the United States approve the use of E10 in their equipment. Lawn mowers, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and other engines can benefit from the low price and high performance of ethanol.
Today’s fuel, regardless of ethanol blend, has a short shelf life. Fuel should not be stored longer than 60 days unless a stabilizer is used. After 60 days, gasoline starts producing gums and varnish in the fuel system, which could harm the engine. Most small engine problems stem from a lack of basic and manual recommended maintenance.
When you pull up to the gas pump, there should be several options for you. More options at the pump is a good thing.
“Ethanol-free” fuel is one more choice some retailers offer. Since this fuels requires non-renewable, more expensives octane sources, it is typically priced higher than E10.
Look for fuel retailers who offer Super Unleaded 87 or E10 if you are looking for renewable, clean-burning octane from ethanol.