Should I use a fuel preservative for a plug-in hybrid?


#1

A plug-in hybrid uses little gas if only used for short trips.
Should a fuel preservative or treatment be used, what should I look for?


#2

I would THINK Sta-Bil, but would check with your dealership for their recommendations.


#3

That’s a great question Anthony, and one I didn’t know the answer to until recently. A prior post here by Sisyphus1 asked a similar question on that subject. I did some research, going so far as to speak directly to the leading manufacturers of PHEVs and found out the answer is “no.” Here is the story published at a CarTalk partner site.


#4

@GorehamJ: very good article. Learned something new today! But it illustrates how complicated a modern gas engine is.