Do you own a car? If the answer is yes, then you should know that the ethanol lobby is trying to force its way into your gas tank. For example, in places like Chicago they’re conspiring with local law makers to mandate that your local gas station sell fuel that could not only damage your car’s engine but also void your manufacturer’s warranty, leaving you on the hook for the repair bills.
For approximately 90 percent of automobile owners, mandates that force ever-increasing amounts of ethanol into their gas tanks translate to engine damage and voided warranties. Automakers, AAA and the National Association of Convenience Stores (who actually sell the fuel) have all sounded the alarm on high-ethanol blended fuels like E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol. (Not to mention anti-hunger advocates who decry correlated rising food prices).
Specifically, Toyota, who produces the bestselling car in America (the Camry), said:
“Moving from E10 to E15 represents a 50% increase in the alcohol content of the fuel compared to what the vehicles were designed to accept…Accordingly, Toyota cannot recommend the use of fuel with greater than E10 (10% ethanol) for Toyota vehicles currently on the road, except for the FFV’s [emphasis added].”
Wondering if you are one of the only 10 percent of car owners who can safely use E15? Check our handy chart below to see if E15 would void our manufacturer’s warranty.
Not in the ‘fortunate’ 10 percent? Tell your Congressmen how the ethanol mandate is impacting you!