Remind your customers to pay attention at the gas pump
Leading engine manufacturers, including Kohler Engines, are warning users of all gasoline-powered lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment to be vigilant when fueling their equipment. Gasoline blends containing more than 10-percent ethanol — such as E15 and E85 –should not be used. These blends, which are already available in several states, can cause permanent and irreversible damage that is not covered under warranty.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently gave approval for gas stations to start selling 15-percent ethanol-blended fuel (E15).
- E15 gas is now legal for use in cars, pickups and SUVs manufactured since 2001.
- However, E15 is not approved for off-road engines. This includes engines found in mowers, power washers, portable generators, leaf blowers and other commonly used outdoor power equipment.
- Engine manufacturers and leading trade organizations are concerned that many consumers will utilize E15 in outdoor power equipment and other non-approved engines, causing permanent and irreversible damage.