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Bolster Winter Performance in Oliver With Fuel Additives

(Posted on Jan 17, 2022 at 11:44AM by Michelle Bogle)
<a href="images/upload/January_2022/SER-3-2021-ford-ranger-xlt-service-penticton-bc.jpg"><img src="images/upload/January_2022/SER-3-2021-ford-ranger-xlt-service-penticton-bc.jpg"alt="A yellow 2021 Ford Ranger XLT driving through deep snow on a mountain"/></a>BC’s cold winter weather can put a strain on your Ford, including the fuel system, which is why it’s important to use recommended additives for your vehicle. Not sure what fuel additives are and the various types available? Read on to learn more from our factory-trained Technicians at Skaha Ford.

What Are Fuel Additives?
There are primarily two types of fuel additives: enhancers and stabilizers. Enhancers improve the capability of a vehicle’s engine while it’s in use, while stabilizers maintain the condition of the fuel while being stored for an extended period.

Types of Additives
There are four main types of fuel additives:

1. Fuel Injector Cleaners: Fuel injectors can get gummed up, causing sluggish acceleration and decreased performance. These cleaners contain detergents to clear out the system for smoother operation.

2. Octane Boosters: Octane creates a stable environment in fuel for combustion to occur. When adding a booster, the fuel achieves a higher compression ratio and better vehicle performance.

3. Fuel Stabilizers: If you store your Mustang over the winter, adding a fuel stabilizer to the tank will prevent the gas from breaking down over time and ensure easier starts come spring.

4. Anti-Gel Diesel Additives: Diesel fuels can gel at colder temperatures, causing blockages in the filter, hard starts and engine damage. Anti-gel additives prevent cold filter plugging in diesel fuels and are a must-have for any Ford Power Stroke diesel engine.

Need help finding additives for your car, SUV or truck? Contact our Service Department at Skaha Ford in BC to speak with an advisor.

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