Filling Your Boat With Gas: Boat Fuel Tanks

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to take boats back out on the water. No matter if you plan to fish, water ski, or just cruise down the river, it’s a good time to refresh on what to use in your boat fuel tanks.

Ethanol-free Gasoline

It’s important to only power your boat fuel tanks with non-ethanol gasoline. The ethanol in traditional unleaded gas, also known as ULSD, can harm the rubber sealings that keep your boat’s engine waterproof. If you use ethanol gasoline instead of non-ethanol gasoline, you risk exposing your boat to water damage. So, be sure to fuel up with ethanol-free gas.

Fueling with Non-ethanol

The two main ways to fuel a boat are at the dock or at a gas station. Both fill-up locations present different considerations. When fueling at a dock, the most important thing to focus on is preventing fuel spills. Marine wildlife and ecosystems are easily susceptible to chemicals, like fuel, polluting their habitat. Fueling up when there are smooth waters and nice weather can help prevent accidents. Don’t forget to clean any fuel that may spill on your boat during this process.

Hitching your boat to a trailer to fuel up at a gas station lowers the risk of unexpected boat movements like those you might experience on the water. This can help lower the frequency of spills. It is as simple as pulling up to a gas station and filling the engine there. Before you fuel up, make sure the boat is level in the trailer to prevent spills and ensure that you fuel up fully. You don’t want to haul your boat to the station and back only to realize you didn’t fill up. It may be convenient to also stock-up on portable fuel containers before going out on the water in case you unexpectedly run through your tank. No one wants to be stuck with no fuel!

Better Head to Jubitz!

When that perfect day to take your boat out of storage arrives, know that Jubitz is happy to refuel your boat. Non-ethanol gasoline isn’t always easy to find, but thankfully Jubitz offers non-ethanol at four sites in Southwestern Washington, near Portland, Oregon.

Jubitz CFN | 1503 NE 136th St, Vancouver, WA 98685 (credit cards accepted)

Jubitz CFN | 3200 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661 (credit cards accepted)

Jubitz Pacific Pride | 7208 NE St Johns Rd, Vancouver, WA 98665 (cardlock only)

Jubitz CFN | 1200 N Hendrickson, Kalama, WA 98625 (cardlock only)

Need a cardlock fuel card or have questions? Contact Jubitz Fleet Services at 877-7JUBITZ or

Taking Care of Your Classic Car

With sunshine and blue sky making its way to the Pacific Northwest, classic car season is right around the corner. Whether you’re taking your vintage ride out of storage, or recently added to your collection, it’s important to take some time and refresh on some classic car Do’s and Don’ts.

Check Your Car

Before you take your car out for a sunny drive, make sure to check the oil, tires, fuel, and brakes. Basic maintenance procedures keep your collection running for years to come and prevent a disaster while on the road. Nothing ruins a nice drive like a flat tire! Outside of this basic maintenance, the most important decisions you can make for your car is at the pump.

Using the Right Fuel

Classic cars are not designed for regular fuel. Older engines were never designed for modern unleaded fuel. This is due to the ethanol in gas now. While it burns clean and has a high-octane rating, it also can slowly ruin your car’s antique engine. Ethanol can absorb water from condensation and even humid weather. This can lead to building up gunk in the engine. Along with being hygroscopic, it’s also corrosive. If your engine has cork or rubber seals, the ethanol can eat right through it over time. Luckily, there are solutions that can accommodate your classic ride’s needs.

The most extreme of your options is to replace the older engine with a modern engine. While this solves the problem of using modern fuel for good, it can be very expensive, time consuming, and is not possible for all vintage vehicles. A cost efficient and more compatible option is to fuel your classic cars with non-ethanol fuel, specifically premium 92. This high-octane fuel won’t corrode your engine or create build up that can damage your car. One of the downsides to non-ethanol fuel is that it can be tough to find. Luckily, Jubitz has all classic car lovers covered!

Where to Fuel

Jubitz conveniently offers non-ethanol premium at the following locations:

1503 NE 136 St Vancouver, WA (Inquire in the office)

3200 SE Columbia Way Vancouver, WA

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 877-7JUBITZ or email us at We’re looking forward to seeing you on the road!