Gasoline is highly flammable and can be extremely dangerous if not handled or stored safely. Static electricity can cause a spark to ignite gasoline vapors. You can cause a static electricity spark if you leave the nozzle and get back in your vehicle or if you do not remove a portable gasoline container from your vehicle and place it on the ground when refilling. Following these safety tips will help protect you and your family.
• Turn off the vehicle’s engine.
• Never smoke or operate any personal electronic devices during refueling.
• Never leave the nozzle unattended.
• Do not get back in your vehicle while refueling—static electricity could generate a spark.
• To avoid spills, do not overfill your tank.
Portable Gasoline Containers
• When filling a container follow the same rules as fueling a vehicle.
• Place the container on the ground.
• Never fill a container when it is inside a vehicle, trailer, trunk or pickup truck bed (static electricity could cause a spark).
• Fill the container slowly to avoid a spill.
• Fill the container no more than 90% full to allow for expansion of vapors.
• Never smoke while transporting gasoline.
• Never transport a container in a closed area or trunk.
• Store containers in a secure, well-ventilated location out of the reach of children.
• Never use gasoline to start a fire or pour it on a fire that has already been started.