Common Myths About Fuel Pumps

AAA Exchange_Common Myths About Fuel Pumps

If you have a diesel-fuel vehicle and think it’s safe to fill up at any pump that has a green nozzle, think again. Here are some facts to help you:

  • Diesel fuel and gasoline are dispensed through nozzles that may be green, black, red, yellow or any other color.
  • On some newer pumps, several grades of gasoline are delivered through a single hose and nozzle, which also could be any color.
  • Older fuel pumps may reflect an earlier color scheme, or have had nozzle repairs in which a different colored part was installed.

And, to debunk another belief held by some consumers, fuel nozzle shapes and sizes are also not an accurate indicator of the type fuel being dispensed.

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