Amsterdam PitStop Now Offers John Ray & Sons’ High-Performance Gasoline With Ethanol Fuel Treatment

Saturday, June 4, 2011 – The Church Street PitStop Service Station in Amsterdam now offers John Ray & Sons’ new PitStop High-Performance Gasoline with Ethanol Fuel Treatment.

“PitStop High-Performance Gasoline with Ethanol Fuel Treatment contains a special additive with detergents, an antioxidant, corrosion inhibitor and metal deactivator to prevent gummed carburetors and other ethanol-related problems that can be caused by E10 gasoline,” said John Ray & Sons’ President Ken Ray.  “It also optimizes horsepower and improves fuel efficiency in cars, trucks and SUVs.

A special feature of the new PitStop High-Performance Gasoline is a fuel stabilizer which is highly beneficial when used in small engines including boat and marine engines, lawn and garden equipment, ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles and snow blowers.

“Our product helps keep the fuel system clean and prevents fuel degradation between uses and during storage of small-engine products — any machine that isn’t in daily use,” Mr. Ray noted. Fuel with ethanol can cause deterioration of rubber valves, cracks in plastic parts, operational problems and power reduction in small gas engines.

Gasoline in the Northeast contains up to 10 percent ethanol additive. Ethanol is an alcohol fuel made from corn. As a result, it absorbs water and acts as a solvent that can result in engine problems.

Use of PitStop High-Performance Gasoline:

  • Retards gum formation
  • Protects against corrosion
  • Prevents fuel degradation
  • Keeps the fuel system clean
  • Eliminates carbon build-up
  • Improves performance
  • Increases fuel economy
  • Stabilizes gas between uses and in storage

The high-performance gasoline is a proprietary product of John Ray & Sons and available only at PitStop locations. PitStop gas stations are located in Albany, Amsterdam, Brunswick, Charlton, Cleverdale (Lake George), Grafton, Lansingburgh, New Lebanon, Rotterdam, Schenectady, Schoharie, Shushan and Troy.

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About John Ray & Sons

Established in 1904 in Troy as an ice delivery service, John Ray & Sons has evolved through the years as times have changed – delivering ice, coal, wood, kerosene, diesel fuel, heating oil, propane, biodiesel, and bioheat fuel to residential and commercial customers throughout the Capital Region.

Known for its service and innovative products, the company offers:

  • Reliable delivery of heating oil, propane, diesel and biofuels
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Propane tank installation/set-up and monitoring
  • Heating and cooling system sales and installation
  • Propane fill and tank exchange stations
  • Custom-designed home comfort systems
  • PitStop-branded stations offering gasoline, on- and off-road diesel and kerosene
  • Captains’ Choice Marine Gasoline with ethanol fuel treatment

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