Fuel Is Always in Season

Just like you switch out your wardrobe for the cold and warm months, we do the same thing with our fuel at BP.

  • In colder months our gas is blended to evaporate more easily to assure quick starts and smoother warm-ups. Nothing’s worse than a snow blower that barely blows.
  • In summer our gas is blended so when it gets too hot out it doesn’t turn from liquid into vapor. This can lead to stalling out and, trust me, you do not want to be stuck in a hot car trying to restart the engine.

All you really need to know though, is as long as you fill up regularly your engine will always be prepared to perform at its best. Cold or shine.

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Fuel that’s ready to go the distance

BP gasoline with Invigorate® in your tank is like having a team player prepped for the winning move.

Small Engine Tips

Summer is in full force. So when you head outside to hop on the boat or pull out the lawn mower to do some chores, make sure you know how to get the most out of your small or marine engine.

Avoid Engine Knock

Here’s the thing, some cars are made to run on 91 and higher-octane gas, so using 87 octane gas can cause “knock.” (Yes, you read that right.)

Knock occurs when fuel spontaneously ignites and uncontrollably burns within the engine's combustion chamber.

When this happens, you may hear knocking or a “pinging” sound while driving. That’s your cue that something has gone awry and that knocking can really affect your car's performance. Even worse, over time that knocking can lead to severe engine damage.

Engine 101

Automakers are always looking for ways to make cars more fuel-efficient. One way they do this is by focusing on how and where fuel actually gets injected into the engine.

Gas Storing Tips

It’s not rocket science that fuel can be dangerous if not handled properly. FYI, handling rocket fuel is an entirely different kind of danger, so please leave that to the astronauts. But, every now and then it can’t hurt for us all to get a refresher on the precautions to take when storing gasoline around the home.

Gas Myths: A Quiz to Test Your Fuel Knowledge

When it comes to gasoline, is your knowledge up to par? Often what sounds like good advice (because it seems to make sense), is really just a bit of misinformation. For example, conventional wisdom says you should always let your car warm up before you drive it. Seems logical, doesn’t it? But is it true? Test your fuel knowledge with this quiz from BP.

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