THE UK IS SWITCHING TO E10 PETROL. ARE YOU READY.
Unleaded fuel at our garage forecourts is currently E5 which means it contains 5% ethanol, in September 2021 it will change to E10 which is 10% ethanol. Most petrol cars manufactured from 2011 onwards will not be affected as they are fuel injected. Unfortunately small engine machinery like garden machinery 2 and 4 stroke lawnmowers strimmers etc are fitted with carburettors which will be badly affected by the increased ethanol in the fuel blend.
Ethanol is hygroscopic which means it pulls moisture from the atmosphere, which mixed with the ethanol corrodes the components of the carburettor, rubber plastic aluminium etc, which results in starting and running problems with your machinery.
With this in mind DO NOT purchase more than 2 weeks supply at one go, or we recommend using Aspen fuel which is an alkylate petrol that has a shelf life of 5 years and contains no ethanol and keeps your machinery running cleaner and promotes easier starting. click the aspen fuel link below to visit the website.
we stock 4 stroke and ready mixed 2 stroke fuel in 1 litre, 5 litre, and 25 litre contact us for more information.