Frozen Gas Lines

Q: What can I do to prevent frozen gas lines?

A: Gas lines freeze when water is present. Here are a few tips. Do not fill up at a gas station when they are getting fuel. Water is present in underground tanks and generally does not cause a problem since the fuel pick up for the gas pumps is several inches from the bottom. But when a semi-tanker is “dropping fuel” the water at the bottom of the underground tanks mixes with the gas. If you are pumping gas in your vehicle at that time, you may get excessive moisture in your tank. In addition, keep your tank as full as possible. Running the tank low increases the chances of condensation and water build-up. If you want added protection in the winter, use gas line antifreeze that absorbs water. Make sure the product you choose is safe for your engine.