Do we have obligation tell customers use Sta-Bil & cleaner
For those here who work on other peoples snowblowers and mowers for money or who sell used equipment, do we have an obligation to tell them they need to use a fuel stabilizer such as Sta-Bil and/or fuel carb cleaner such as Seafoam, Gumout, Techron?
Shops don't do this. I'm tired of explaining what it is,what it does, the importance of it, how much to use, how often. Then 99% don't do it! I've wasted my time and time is money, time is relaxation, time is time spent with my family, time is spent on my own projects, then there is the frustration I have.
If we don't tell them to use it, then somewhere down the road we are guaranteed to get it back for an income repair.
Now I quickly and lightly mention it to them to use them (satisfied my conscious!) since most won't do it, I will get the equipment back somewhere down the road, and I'm a nice guy that cares about them. I've also discovered the people that do buy it, don't go ahead and use it, forget to use it, or tired of doing it.
I now put both Sta-Bil and Seafoam in my stored gas thus it's in my snow blowers tank automatically. Same during the summer for my mowers. And initially in the customers.
When I work on someone's blower or mower, I always drain the gas prior to any work as I want fresh gas in there that has no water in it when I give it back to them. And I always give then a full tank of gas that I know is good. This way when they call me up a few weeks later when it doesn't start, i ask if they put gas in it when they ran out or got low, Yes, so it ran great when you took it and used it, until you put your gas in it? ........ Lol Yea.
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