Ethanol gasoline could cause extensive damage to lawn equipment if the machine is in long-term storage, said Derek Sollars, a mechanic at Corky's Lawn Mower and Chain Saw Service on James Island, S.C. The fuel could cause leaks around fuel tanks and carburetors that require repair. Outdoor equipment that is seldom used should be filled with ethanol-free fuel or synthetic blends of gasoline, this article advises.

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