COLUMBUS, Ohio — Power Distributors, a provider of sales and service solutions for the outdoor power industry, announces that it will now offer the STA-BIL family of alcohol-free fuel treatment products along with the Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer it has carried since 2012. 

“We want to ensure we are offering our dealers the best products that meet the needs of outdoor power equipment owners,” said Darold Dunham, vice president of marketing. “It’s critical for outdoor power equipment owners to use fuel treatments and stabilizers to keep their fuel fresh, and combat the challenges with today’s ethanol-blended fuel. We believe two of the best options on the market are Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer and the STA-BIL family of products. Both of these product lines are alcohol-free, following the recommendation from Briggs & Stratton.”

Over 90% of today’s fuel contains up to 10% ethanol — a form of alcohol — that can attract moisture and cause corrosion of metal parts. “As the world’s largest manufacturer of gasoline-powered engines for the outdoor power equipment industry, Briggs & Stratton does not recommend adding more alcohol for use in gasoline powered engines,” stated Steve Lavender, vice president of engineering, Briggs & Stratton.

Briggs & Stratton, the world’s largest manufacturer of gasoline-powered engines for outdoor power equipment, developed its five-in-one formula as a single solution to stale gas and ethanol-blended fuel problems.

“Ethanol can wreak havoc on small engines, when fuel is not properly managed. Our entire line up of STA-BIL Brand Gasoline Additives are alcohol-free and are designed to combat the side effects associated with using ethanol blended fuels in small engines," said Matthew Wing, STA-BIL brand manager. "The STA-BIL Brand and the entire Gold Eagle Team supports the O.P.E. Industry in this important initiative to educate the public regarding fuel additives that do not contain alcohol."

About Power Distributors 

Established in 2014, Power Distributors was formed from the combination of leading regional outdoor power distribution companies Atlantic Power, Central Power Systems, Preferred Power, Magneto Power and SEDCO. Power Distributors supports customers in 37 states from 8 distribution centers.