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Never Go to This Gas Station

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  • rev up your engines, today I'm gonna talk about the worst gas stations in the
  • United States and how you can avoid them, cars burn gasoline you're always going
  • to the gas station to fill them back up, you want to have a good experience, you
  • don't want to get crappy gas, you want your car to run right so what
  • should you do, well I know a little bit about gas stations that's where I started
  • my father ran a corner Texaco station and I started working there when I was
  • 14, to begin with realized that most gas stations they have a very similar
  • gasoline that they're selling, the raw gasoline is created at a petroleum
  • refinery factory ,then they go to like these three million gallon places, each
  • individual manufacturer then takes out what they want and puts in their own
  • additive package, so it realize the base gasoline in most stations is exactly the
  • same as all the other ones around you the only difference is the additive
  • package that they stick in, and unfortunately for the consumer none of
  • them ever tell you exactly what these additive packages are, my father
  • hey he ran a gas station but he was more of an intellectual he liked playing
  • contract bridge, but I asked him once I said, hey you know what's in this
  • gasoline you're selling, he says hey I have no idea what's in it I'm just in
  • the middle of man, he wasn't even interested what was it in, I've tried to
  • find out exactly what these additives are nobody will tell you, now years ago
  • that decent fuel injection cleaner Chevron techron used to tell you how
  • much additives PEA, that's the main cleaner was in the can, years ago they
  • even stopped telling you that, and I asked a guy once how come you guys don't
  • show that anymore what the percentage of cleaner is, an executive at Chevron just
  • said, Oh Scotty you know we don't want to get in an additive war where all the
  • companies say well we contain 3%, I know we contain 4% so they don't even tell
  • you how much is in it so you really have no idea, the only thing you can really be
  • sure of is that almost all the gasoline is the United States contains 10%
  • ethanol as an octane booster, now there are some out there that don't contain
  • any ethanol that costs a lot more and some guys with old cars swear by it, but
  • for the average drivers out there you're gonna get 10% ethanol inside your gas, now
  • when I was young mechanic they added lead to the gasoline to raise
  • the octane, but of course that kills people over time your breathing that
  • stuff in as it burns out, so then they came out with another additive but turns
  • out that causes cancer and a lot of it was leaching out of tanks they had a big
  • suit in California, so then they switched to ethanol to use ethanol as a booster
  • and to make all those farmers in the Midwest happy that now they could do
  • something with all that corn that they grow besides sticking it in storage silos
  • Plus then it didn't matter to the farmers how crappy the corn tasted because no
  • one was eating, it they were just turning into ethanol to blend with the gasoline
  • now the problem with ethanol is if you have too much it can make a normal
  • car start to run poor and corrode stuff, now there are inspections for this but
  • each state in the United States has individual rules for them, this is an
  • ethanol testing kit you can get one of these things for like six seven bucks on
  • Amazon you can actually test how much ethanol is in the gas that you buy, the
  • states are supposed to do that but some are real stringent some aren't, so if
  • you're curious the next time you fill your car up, you might take a little
  • sample do this test see how much ethanol is in it and if it's more than 10% and
  • you're being cheated, not only can too much ethanol damage your car you get
  • worst gas mileage, ethanol contains about 20 percent less energy than gasoline so
  • let's say you ran on a hundred percent ethanol there are some cars that are set
  • up that way, you would get 20% worst gas mileage and that same vehicle then if
  • you used 100 percent gasoline, how do you choose which gas station to go, now that
  • I tell you that really the base gasoline is pretty much the same in all of them, now
  • I mean they do have that thing that's listed
  • top-tier stations that's kind of a game that they're playing between the
  • manufacturers and the manufacturers of gasoline, they've always been fighting back and
  • forth where the car makers say you can make gasoline really well so our cars
  • will run great, and then the gasoline manufacturers say hey you can make cars
  • that can run on any kind of gasoline that we make, their always battling back and
  • forth so they came up with this top tier idea that, oh here's the ones that have
  • better additives and lalala but they never tell you how much additives are in and
  • what type are in at all, they say oh well that's our copyright we don't want to
  • tell anybody, so here again you get stonewalled on you know who has the in
  • quote best gas, take places that are off-brand generally they buy there's
  • what's called the spot market of gasoline so a place like Kroger, that day
  • whoever's got the best price that's who they're gonna buy it from, so from day to
  • day, month to month, week to week you might be getting different gas at the
  • same pump, it's all the same base gasoline in these three million gallon
  • setups, each person each company puts their own additive package in, so it's
  • not like you're gonna get garbage at least here in the United States, one of
  • your main reasons to pick a gas station to go to is honestly, CBS did a report
  • here in Texas and found out that there were certain stations that we're doing
  • what's called pump jumping, this is why are the station's keep a little bit of
  • money on the pump before you start pumping, so you're paying for gas that
  • you're not getting pumped into your tank, 1 Texaco station Austin got caught doing
  • this 17 times, and here Houston their have been
  • stations that have been shown to have people putting those credit card readers
  • in the machines out at the island, so when they quick put your card in and out,
  • they're reading your card and stealing your credit card information, if you
  • found that your corner station has been reported for having these credit card
  • thefts or pump jumping, or any other type of scam, stay away from that station, now
  • when I was a young mechanic we had full service, even if I was working on a car I
  • had to get out, wash the customers windshield check his oil while I'm
  • pumping the gas, most of that full service is long gone unless you live in
  • a state like New Jersey or something where they don't let people pump their
  • own they, say it's for safety reasons it's something I find amazing, because
  • the rest of the country nobody seems to have problems pumping their own gas
  • and not blowing things up, but I guess in Jersey hey maybe they burnt down
  • places by starting fires, who knows but in Jersey they say you're not allowed to
  • pump your own gas, knowing the history of New Jersey I would put that you can't
  • pump your own gas in New Jersey more down to the overall corruption of the
  • state, the gas stations probably got some kind of a lobby where they want
  • to continue the pump it so they could charge higher prices who knows, round here
  • they're all self-serve, so if you go in it's called a convenience station for a
  • reason, you put your car in or you got your phone and you just beep, then you
  • pump your gas and when you're done, it;s supposed to give you a receipt, well if
  • that receipt doesn't work and it says oh come inside to see cashier, that kind of
  • negated the idea of the convenience station in the first place, so if you go
  • to one of those stations and all the time the printer doesn't work and you got
  • to go inside, go somewhere else my father would be rolling over in his grave, you take
  • care of the customers not just sit there and not even have a machine that works
  • right, the next thing to check on a station you don't want to go to is, check
  • the prices all the time just out of curiosity, because when I was a young
  • mechanic they were mechanical machines and when the price of gas changed, we had
  • to take the Machine apart, we had to get on our Allen wrenches, and we had to
  • reset the price per gallon manually on each pump, but today of course it's all
  • done electronically, and there have been cases depending on the hour whether it's
  • raining or not, they would change the price that they were selling gasoline,
  • and check the prices maybe get your phone out take pictures during the day
  • at a station near you, and see if the price has changed just like that
  • uber stuff where they have, oh well now the rates are higher cuz it's raining
  • outside, check that out if you see there's a station that does that stay
  • away from them, and here's something that I have seen in the past you might be
  • paying for a gallon of gasoline but let's say you're only getting ninety
  • percent of a gallon when it's being pumped out, cuz it's not metering it
  • right where the cylinders were supposed to be filled of 10 gallons of gasoline,
  • but they were only like nine and a quarter, so people cheat on that, they
  • always did in the past I knew that, once when I was a kid I went to one of these
  • discount stations this was a long time ago gas was selling at 29 cents a gallon,
  • so I brought out a measuring thing and I put exactly one gallon in and it was
  • only about 85% full they were really cheating that's probably why it was the
  • cheapest place in tow,n it's 29 cents a gallon but they were cheating you on it, so
  • if you ever find a station that was flagged for cheating like that stay
  • away from that, and if you're curious yourself, hey
  • get yourself a gallon jug maybe for a lawnmower you use it
  • later, put exactly 1.000 gallons in it and see if it's full or not, and if it
  • isn't you can contact your own state there's very few times they're tested,
  • even in the States the test, lucky if they show up once a year to test the
  • stuff, guys that run the place they pretty much know that, so now you know a little
  • bit more about gas stations and which gas station you should avoid at all costs, so
  • if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair videos, remember to
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Never Go to This Gas Station, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Gas station fails. The worst gas stations to go to. Gas station pump scams. Why not to fill your car up at these gas stations. Why some gas stations are a rip-off. Bad places to get gasoline. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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