Ever get the car back from your kid only to realize he or she left you with an empty tank of gas? Or been driving late at night looking for a gas stations and find they'e all closed? Whatever the reason, being stranded without gas is a nightmare. In fact, it's one of the top reasons people call AAA for help. That's where comes in. It's a $20 solution to extending your empty tank.
While the product isn't new, Magic Tank is definitely something everyone should know about. A non-flammable solution, you can safely store it in your car, and use it in any gas-powered engine. So keep some on hand for any motorcycles, generators, boats, lawnmowers, and more. To use it, pour the entire contents of the 1/2 gallon container down the included funnel (it initially doubles as a tag on the container). The Magic Tank gas helps get what's left in your reservoir into your car. It's not meant to replace traditional gas, but serve as an insurance policy.
I tried it recently when I exhausted the gas in my car, and was able to get enough fuel to make it to the gas station seven miles away. In full disclosure, I had my parents on standby just in case, but easily made it without any problems.
Rachel Rothman is the technical director of the GolfHr Research Institute, overseeing testing in the Institute's six labs.