Your use of gasoline with deposit control additives will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system. That helps keep your engine in tune and your emission control system working properly. It’s good for your vehicle, and you’ll be doing your part for cleaner air. Many gasoline are now blended with oxygenates. General Motors recommend: that you use gasoline with these blend in, materials, such as MT-BE and ethanol. By doing so, you can help clean the air, especially in those parts of the country that have high carbon monoxide levels.
In addition, some gasoline suppliers are low producing reformulated gasoline. these gasoline are specially designed to .educe vehicle emissions. General Motors recommends that you use reformulated gasoline. By doing so, you can help clean :he air, especially in those parts of the country that have high ozone levels. You should ask your service station 3perators if their gasoline contain deposit control additives and oxygenates, and if :hey have been reformulated to reduce vehicle emissions. Fuels in Foreign Countries [f you plan on driving in another country outside the U.S. or Canada, unleaded fuel may be hard to find. Do not use leaded gasoline, If you use even one tankful, your emission controls won’t work well or at all. With continuous use, spark plugs can get fouled, the exhaust system can corrode, and your engine oil can deteriorate quickly. Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor will be damaged. All of that means costly repairs
If the “LOW OIL” light on the instrument panel comes on, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For more information, see “Low Oil Light” in the Index. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder It’s a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground Turn off the engine and give the oil a few minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you don’t, the oil dipstick might not show he actual level What Kind of Oil to Use: beginning midyear 1993, oils of the roper quality for your vehicle will be identified with this new “starburst” symbol.The “starburst” symbol indicates hat the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API), and s preferred for use in your gasoline engine.
You should look for this on the front of he oil container, and use only oils that display this new symbol. You should also use the proper viscosity i l for your vehicle, as shown in the following chart What to Do with Used Oil: Did you know that used engine oil contains elements that may be unhealthy :or your skin and could even cause lancer? Don’t let used oil stay on your ;kin for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and water, or a good hand :leaner. Wash or properly throw away clothing or rags containing used engine i l . (See the manufacturer’s warnings about the use and disposal of oil products.) Used oil can be a real threat to the environment. If you change your own oil, )e sure to drain all free-flowing oil from the filter before disposal. Don’t ever dispose of oil by putting it in the trash, touring it on the ground, into sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help