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AAA Warns Consumers on the Effects of 15% Ethanol Gas
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- As gas meters run across the metro, AAA Oklahoma officials advise consumers to be careful.
"Just be aware of what you're putting in your car," said Chuck Mai, AAA Spokesman.
AAA Oklahoma advises consumers to avoid using E-15 gasoline. The EPA approves E-15 for use in vehicles made after 2001 and flex-fuel vehicles.
"What they don't tell you is 95% of those cars have warranties that won't cover damage done by E-15," said Mai.
Larry North, a service advisor at Downtown Tire Auto Repair says the more ethanol in you put in your car, the more damage.
"It's not as good as everybody thinks it is," said North.
North says the controversial fuel blend can mess up your fuel pumps, injectors, and ultimately, your engine.
"The biggest thing it can do is ruin your fuel mileage," he explained.
Mai says more research must be done on E-15 fuel to protect consumers for the long haul.
"Let's at least give the consumer the information they need to make informed decisions," he said.
Posted: Thursday, January 17 2013, 09:57 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Safe room mandates remain rare in tornado states
May 24, 2013 07:24 GMT
By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- When a deadly tornado tore through the central Oklahoma city of Moore, many survivors emerged from their storm shelters to see their homes blown away.
The mayor suggested that storm shelters should perhaps be mandated for new homes. But that may be hard sell.
But not a single state currently requires storm shelters in new homes. And not even many communities do so.
Costs remain a deterrent despite the life-saving potential of personal storm shelters. So, too, does a general resistance to government mandates in politically conservative states in the nation's heartland where tornadoes are most prevalent.
Instead of a stick, Oklahoma currently offers a carrot to build storm shelters. It uses federal funds to award $2,000 rebates to residents who win a special storm-shelter lottery.
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