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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – Most PitStop fueling stations in the greater Capital Region now offer John Ray & Sons’ new PitStop High-Performance Gasoline with Ethanol Fuel Treatment.

One of the special features of PitStop High-Performance Gasoline is a gas stabilizer which is highly beneficial when used in small engines including snowblowers, lawn and garden equipment, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles and farm tractors.

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

In addition, PitStop High-Performance Gasoline contains a special additive with detergent, antioxidant, corrosion inhibitor and metal deactivator to prevent gummed carburetors and other ethanol-related problems that can be caused by E10 gasoline,” Mr. Ray said, noting:  “It also optimizes horsepower and improves fuel efficiency in cars, trucks and SUVs.

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 which 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 and Sons and available only at PitStop locations. PitStop gas stations are located in Albany, Brunswick, Charlton, Cleverdale (Lake George), Lansingburgh, New Lebanon, Rotterdam, Schoharie, Shushan and Troy.

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About John Ray & Sons

Established in 1904 in Troy, NY, 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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