Fuel tank selection factors? Iron or Plastic portable gas can?
For off road fans, driving across the desert is not only their interest, but also their dream. While they are crossing the desert, or other places that lack of fuel station, portable gas cans are their best choice.
Since some fuel stations are selling not good fuel, keeping good fuel by yourself is a better way to protect your vehicles.
So, now the problem is, what kind of gas can should you use? Metal or plastic portable gas cans?
The advantages of iron gas cans:
3. Can stock fuel for a long time. If you are going to stores gas for longer than a month, metal gas cans may be a better choice. That’s because fuel can leach into plastic cans over long periods of time. Plus, plastic cans expand and contract with changes in temperature.
The advantages of plastic gas cans:
1.Safe. Iron tank is more prone to spark or static electricity and lead to fire. If there’s a fire, the plastic containers will melt, while metal fuel cans can explode.
2.Anti-leakage. Iron tank is more prone to cracks and oil spills. And plastic fuel tank won’t rust.
3.Light weight. Easy to carry and fill the oil.
4.Save space. Now some portable gas cans are made according to the vehicles’ corners’ shape & angles.
5.Durable. Not afraid of strike, more suitable for off road situation.
Nowadays, as an auto big country and as an iron fuel tank manufacture big country, USA and Japan are using plastic fuel tank to replace the iron fuel container gradually.