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CINCINNATI, Oh. (January 29, 2019) – As the region braces for another week of dangerously cold temperatures, AAA is reminding motorists not to forget to fill up their gas tank while preparing for the frigid weather.
“One of the common misconceptions is that gas will freeze as temperatures drop,” says automotive expert, Bobby Drake, AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Auto. “However, the likelihood of that happening is low due to winter gas blends and vehicles being built in the last ten years with plastic fuel lines.”
In recent decades, automakers have made significant advances in improving the overall energy efficiency of vehicles. One of the improvements was developing a winter-blend gas formula to assist motorists during the winter driving season.
Winter-blend fuel has a higher RVP (Reid Vapor Pressure) because the fuel must be able to evaporate at low temperatures for the engine to operate properly, especially when the engine is cold. If the RVP is too low on a frigid day, the vehicle will be hard to start and once started, will run rough.
“Motorists should always keep their gas tank at least half-full during the winter,” continues Drake. “Other vehicle issues such as dead batteries and car tires can cause a driver to be stranded and gas will help keep the car warm while waiting for assistance.”
The current average price for regular gas in Ohio is $2.03 per gallon. The current average price for regular gas in Kentucky is $2.05 per gallon.
AAA offers these additional tips to prepare for extreme colder temperatures:
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