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Mark Cox, at Edison Auto, says he is noticing an increase in the number customer's cars with bad fuel pumps. He says many of them have been going bad around 60,000 - much sooner than they should.
While mechanics say there isn't much you can do to stop ethanol corrosion, they do recommend adding a treatment to your tank because it could save you hundreds. "Basic ethanol treatment only $15 to $20 is not much when it compares to replacing a fuel pump, which can run anywhere from $700 to $1,000," said Kevin Offerman, owner of Offerman Auto.