According to the Department of Energy you should not pump gas into your car while it is running. There are a few reasons for this. First it is a safety hazard. If you are pumping gas and your car is running you could be electrocuted if the pump comes into contact with any live electrical wires. Additionally pumping gas while your car is running can also cause a fire.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. If you are pumping gas into a diesel car you can do so with the car running. Additionally if you are using a handheld pump you can also pump gas with the car running. However it is still advisable to turn off your car’s engine before pumping gas regardless of the type of pump you are using.
Can you run the engine while pumping gas?
No it’s dangerous to run the engine while pumping gas.
Why is it dangerous to run the engine while pumping gas?
It’s dangerous because gasoline fumes can ignite causing an explosion.
What should you do if you accidentally pump gas while the engine is running?
You should turn off the engine immediately and call a tow truck.
Is it okay to pump gas into a car that has been sitting in the sun?
No it’s not okay.
The heat from the sun can cause the gas to expand and overflow.
What should you do if you spill gasoline on your clothes?
You should remove your clothes and wash them in soap and water as soon as possible.
What is the risk of spilling gasoline on your skin?
The risk of spilling gasoline on your skin is that it can cause skin irritation or burns.
What should you do if you get gasoline in your eyes?
You should flush your eyes with water for at least 15 minutes and then seek medical attention.
What is the risk of inhaling gasoline fumes?
The risk of inhaling gasoline fumes is that they can cause dizziness nausea and vomiting.
What should you do if you start to feel dizzy or nauseous after inhaling gasoline fumes?
You should get to fresh air immediately and seek medical attention.
Can gasoline fumes kill you?
Yes gasoline fumes can be fatal if inhaled in large quantities.
What is the risk of smoking while pumping gasoline?
The risk of smoking while pumping gasoline is that it can cause an explosion.
Can a cell phone cause an explosion at a gas station?
No a cell phone cannot cause an explosion at a gas station.
What can cause an explosion at a gas station?
A spark from an electrical device such as a cell phone can cause an explosion at a gas station.
Is it okay to use your cell phone while pumping gas?
No it’s not okay to use your cell phone while pumping gas.
What should you do if you see someone smoking while pumping gas?
You should tell them to stop smoking and alert the authorities.