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Q: Prestone Rescue (Automotive Emergency Fuel) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Prestone Rescue (Automotive Emergency Fuel)
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jumpinjflash-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 10 Dec 2003 10:04 PST
Expires: 09 Jan 2004 10:04 PST
Question ID: 285707
A few years ago there was a product advertised called Prestone Rescue.
It was a jug of a "Gasoline Alternative" I guess you'd call it, that
you could keep in the back of your car safely, and then if you ran out
of Gas, you could use this to get to the next gas station. I cant seem
to find a place to buy this stuff any more. My question is what
happened to it? Does Prestone still manufacture it? Can I still buy
it? Where? If not, why? Is there anybody else that makes a similar
product currently? As I now commute over 150 miles a day I would
really like the comfort of haveing a safety fuel supply.
Subject: Re: Prestone Rescue (Automotive Emergency Fuel)
Answered By: journalist-ga on 10 Dec 2003 10:41 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Jason:

I did not locate a Prestone product of this nature but I *did* locate
the same product made by Pennzoil.

Called "Pennzoil Rescue Emergency Fuel," the product is offered for
sale at the website at
- it is described: "Takes vehicle up to 10 miles. Runs clean as
gasoline but is not a gasoline or an alcohol. Leak resistant package
is safe to store in vehicle."

Another place offering purchase of the product is located at

Canadian Driver has a short article on it here:


I also located another product that appears to be for the same function:
"Spare Tank is a newly introduced non-flammable fuel replacement
product that aims to help motorists whose gas tanks run empty while on
the road. Since we know it's unsafe to keep gasoline, which is
flammable, in our trunks, this fuel replacement product is the safest
alternative to gas, and is the quickest way to get your vehicle back
on the road after running out of fuel. Another safe fuel additive now
available is Pennzoil's Rescue. Both products are compatible with all
gasoline-powered vehicles."

I searched Spare tank and located an article at,4453,284012,00.html
and there is direct contact information at the bottom of the article
for the product.  I also found the following site that offers it for

Should you require clarirfication of the links or information I have
provided, please request it before rating this answer and I will be
happy to respond.

Best regards,


"Prestone Rescue"
emergency fuel substitute Prestone
Pennzoil Rescue Emergency Fuel
"Spare Tank" emergency fuel
jumpinjflash-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Excellent answer, lightning quick. Thanks

Subject: Re: Prestone Rescue (Automotive Emergency Fuel)
From: steve500-ga on 19 Jun 2004 11:46 PDT
Save your money, it's just kerosene. Available almost everywhere for
under $2/gallon.

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