E85 fuel is a type of alternative fuel that consists of a blend of ethanol and gasoline. Ethanol is a renewable, bio-based fuel that is made from corn or other biomass sources, while gasoline is a fossil fuel that is derived from crude oil.
So, should you use E85 gas for your vehicle? The answer depends on several factors, such as your vehicle’s compatibility, your driving habits, your budget, your environmental preferences, and the availability of the fuel in your area.
Vehicles that should not use E85 fuel are those that are not built as flex-fuel vehicles. Flex-fuel vehicles are designed or modified to run on either E85 or regular gasoline, and they have special components and systems that can handle the high ethanol content of E85.
Older vehicles (prior to 2008) and non-flex-fuel vehicles are not compatible with E85 fuel, and using it can damage vital engine parts and the fuel system. It can also void the manufacturer’s warranty. Therefore, it is recommended to check your vehicle’s manual or label before using E85 fuel, and only use it if your vehicle is certified as a flex-fuel vehicle by the manufacturer.
If you have a flex-fuel vehicle, you can try both E85 and regular gasoline and compare their performance, cost, and convenience. You can also check the U.S. Department of Energy website for more information on E85 gas, flex-fuel vehicles, and alternative fuels in general.
Or you can ask us. We’ll talk to you about the pros and cons, take a look at your vehicle, and help you decide what ‘s best for you and your vehicle.