A Bit of History The first commercial flexible fuel vehicle was the Ford Model T, produced from 1908 through 1927. It allowed gasoline or ethanol fuel, or a combination of both. Ethanol took a bad rap caused by frequent accusations that ethanol producers collaborated with bootleggers during Prohibition. But then something changed–oil dominance as a…Details
Did you know that Sunoco’s SS 100 race fuel can be used for more than just racing cars? Below is a list of some of the many applications of this race fuel: Road Course Asphalt Oval Dirt Oval Off-road Rally Drag Truck and Tractor Pulling Motorcycle Road Course Off-road Motorcycle and ATV Karts Boats and…Details
Cause and Effect Prior to the 1800s, the we used oils that were rendered from animal fat for our lighting needs. Whale oil, in particular, was preferred because it burned cleaner and with less odor. Oil from the nose of the Sperm Whale, known as “spermaceti“, was the most widely sought after fuel, and was…Details
It held 42 gallons and was designed to dispense, kerosene, burning fluid, and the light combustible products of petroleum. This was to be the first commercially available fuel pump, invented in 1885 by S.F. (Sylvanus Freelove) Bowser and sold to Jake Gumper, owner of a Fort Wayne, Indiana grocery store. He later formed the S. F. Bowser & Company…Details
Some background… The California Air Resources Board (CARB) first adopted diesel fuel specifications in 1988. In 1998, CARB identified particulate emissions from diesel-fueled engines as toxic air contaminants (TACs) based on their potential to cause cancer, premature death, and other health problems. Following this identification process CARB was required by law to determine if there…Details
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Need diesel fuel? Auto Fuels, provider of independent quality gasoline, will be offering its customers the lowest diesel fuel prices in our local market. Compare on GasBuddy.com, then visit us and save! As an added bonus, did you know Auto Fuels has a food truck? The Food Truck is an extension of Auto Fuels. It’s a…Details
Auto Fuels now has a food truck! Food Truck is Ventura County’s newest sensation to hit the local food truck scene. We specialize in breakfast, lunch and dinner! That’s right, we have you covered for every meal of the day starting at 7am! We offer delicious burgers and loaded burritos all made to order! Food…Details