Benefits of Flex Fuel

As we move further into the 21st century, greater concern comes for our environment. The earth has come to terms with all the emissions and other damage we have put out, mostly from the cars we drive. One thing to consider, if you don’t have the money to invest in a new hybrid or electric vehicle, is the benefit of E85 or flex fuel.

Specific Use of Flex Fuel

Some engines specifically use flex fuel, saving you both money and reducing the harmful emissions put out by your car. Several other questions can be answered about the potential use of flex fuel and its benefits for your engine, your car, and our environment.

corn field
Photo by Todd Trapani on

First and foremost, you may ask, “Is my car worth the use of E85 flex fuel?” Some straightforward factors can help answer that question. The user manual that comes with your car will often tell you immediately if E85 is a direct option. Additionally, there is a yellow gas cap on your fuel tank with a symbolic sticker inside the opening. Quite often, flex fuel vehicles have a logo embedded on the back next to the car’s label as well, notating that they take flex fuel.

You may also ask, “Will flex fuel damage my car if it’s not designed for E85 usage?” Well, it’s quite obvious that it won’t be efficient or productive in your engine if it’s not the fuel that your car is made to use. So, definitely don’t use it if you don’t have that yellow cap on your fuel tank! There’s always the old factor of “better safe than sorry” to your daily activities, right? Well, I think that is something we all agree with.

Future of Flex Fuel

I have to admit that there is one more question I came across while puddling through the mud of this topic on the internet. It seems that E85, or flex fuel, vehicles are pretty much gone. You may find them in productive fashion from a used car dealer at this point. But you likely won’t find them new anymore. With electric and hybrid vehicles taking over the energy efficiency market, E85 fuel will drift away from the energy efficiency market completely. So, this may be a whole other topic for discussion in the near future. Keep your eyes and ears open!

Leave a Reply