Fuel Safety

Person pumping gas at GetGo

Thousands of customers fill up at GetGo every day, which is why we make fuel safety our number one priority! It’s also why we expect customers to follow several simple guidelines while fueling their vehicles — and why we reserve the right to shut off pumps when we observe practices that might threaten your safety or the safety of others. We enforce these rules for the protection of all our customers and Team Members, and also to remain in compliance with flammable and combustible liquids laws respective to the states in which GetGo operates.

5 steps for fuel saftey

  1. Turn off your vehicle before pumping.
  2. Stay at the pump while using hold-open latches to fill up.
  3. No smoking near pumps! Gasoline is flammable and vapors are explosive.
  4. Remain outside vehicle while fueling to avoid vapor fires caused by static electricity.
  5. Do not double pump. The filling of multiple vehicles, or double pumping, poses a fire hazard.
Person filling up a gas can on the ground.

Filling portable fuel containers

Warning: Improper filling creates a danger of fire! It is unlawful and dangerous to dispense gasoline into unapproved or improperly labeled containers.

  • Place container on the ground to avoid possible static electricity ignition of fuel vapors.
  • Never fill container in a vehicle, trunk, truck bed or trailer!
  • Fill container slowly and never to the top — allow for vapor expansion.
  • Only fill approved, properly labeled color-coded containers:
  • Red container for gasoline.
    Blue container for kerosene.
    Yellow container for diesel.

    Gasoline Health & Safety Information

    • Gasoline is extremely flammable and vapors are explosive.
    • Never siphon gasoline by mouth — it is harmful or fatal if swallowed.
    • Keep nozzle away from eyes and skin.
    • Avoid breathing gasoline vapors for a long period of time.
    • Use gasoline only as a motor fuel.
    • Do not overfill or top off your gas tank.

    Kerosene Safety

    • Purchase only water-clear K-1 grade kerosene. GetGo sells only certified K-1 grade kerosene.
    • Always store kerosene in a clearly marked, color-coded (blue) container designated exclusively for kerosene.
    • Always refuel your heater outdoors, at a distance from combustible materials. Make sure the heater is turned off and has been allowed to cool.
    • Do not overfill your kerosene container or heater.
    • Only operate your kerosene heater in a ventilated area.
    • Make sure the wick of your heater is clean and in good condition before using.

    Gasoline safety doesn’t end at the pump

    For your safety, practice these gasoline storage rules in your home:

    • Check with local or state agencies for fire codes regulating the amount of gasoline a homeowner may store, and the legal manner to do so.
    • Store gasoline only in approved containers or tanks. Keep containers closed tightly and handle with care to avoid spillage.
    • Store gasoline at room temperature, away from heat sources (the sun, a hot water heater, space heater or furnace) and at least 50 feet away from ignition sources, such as pilot lights.
    • Do not smoke where gasoline is handled or stored.
    • Allow engines and attachments to cool before fueling lawn mowers or other machinery.
    • Store gasoline in a shed, garage or other building separate from your residence.
    • Always keep gasoline out of reach of children.
    • Always handle gasoline in well-ventilated areas, preferably outdoors.
    • Do not mix gasoline in any amount with kerosene or diesel fuel.
    • Never use gasoline in devices that run on kerosene.
    • Absorb minor gasoline spills with sawdust, paper or rags.
    • Never dispose of spilled gasoline or cleaning materials in your garbage, drains, toilets or sewers.
    • Check with local agencies for proper collection and disposal procedures for larger spills.

    Get informed

    The fuel safety rules we follow at GetGo are consistent with industry and governmental standards for the safe handling of flammable and combustible liquids.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the laws governing fuel safety where you live, you’ll find the following Web sites helpful:
    National Fire Protection Association
    American Petroleum Institute

    Fuel FAQs

    Yes! All of our stations offer “Pay at the Pump" for your added convenience.

    When gasoline is purchased with a PIN debit card, GetGo requests a "pre-authorization" before beginning the fueling process. This "pre-authorization" assures that GetGo will be paid for the fuel dispensed. The amount "pre-authorized" is the lower of the dollar limit set by the card issuer or up to $129. After fuel is dispensed, GetGo immediately sends a "completion transaction" notice to the card issuer. It is the responsibility of the debit card issuer to reverse the amount that was "pre-authorized" and deduct the actual amount for the fuel purchased as shown on the receipt.

    Our fuelperks!® program is available in select markets. Learn more at getgo.com/perks.

    We offer the highest quality fuels available including every grade of gasoline. In select markets, we even offer diesel and kerosene! Check the Store Locator for details.

    We provide high quality gasoline that meets or exceeds all federal, DEP, EPA and auto manufacturer requirements. Our fuel is collected from the same terminals that other national brands use, making our product very similar to what the major gas companies offer at the pump. Although it is almost impossible to distinguish a crude oil’s country of origin, our suppliers are domestic and based in Pennsylvania. Every grade of our gasoline comes from domestic refiners.

    Our goal is to deliver low prices on all grades of our fuel!

    While fueling, gasoline fumes hover approximately 12 to 24 inches above the ground and may fan out as much as 20 feet. If left running, heat from your vehicle’s catalytic converter could ignite a flash fire.

    By remaining outside of your vehicle while fueling — and by making sure to ground yourself by touching a metal object (your car door, for example) prior to touching the hose — you minimize the risk of a static discharge that could ignite fumes. Additionally, you’re better able to monitor the pump and react in case of an overfill or other problem.

    Staying close to your car during fueling allows you to be attentive to the status of the fill-up, minimizing the risk of overfilling or spilling. Customers may be held liable for emergency response and environmental clean up costs in the event of a fuel spill caused by negligence at the pump.

    Lit tobacco products in the presence of gasoline fumes are a potentially lethal combination, which may lead to a fire or an explosion.

    Gasoline naturally expands in your fuel tank. By topping off your tank after the auto shut-off has engaged, you risk spillage or an unsafe accumulation of vapors. One ounce of spilled gasoline produces the same volatile emissions as a car driving 56 miles.

    This simple system for differentiating between fuel types helps to prevent cross-contamination of fuel containers. Even a small amount of gasoline residue mixed with kerosene can lead to a potentially deadly situation. Required by law in states in which GetGo operates.

    Grounding fuel containers is essential for eliminating the risk of a static discharge that may ignite gas fumes. Automobile carpet or bed liners in trucks increase the potential for a static charge.

    Filling multiple vehicles, or double-pumping, increases the risk of fire, and is strictly prohibited at GetGo fuel stations.
    All of these policies are in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are required by law in many states in which GetGo operates, and will be strictly enforced by GetGo personnel. GetGo Team Members are authorized to shut off pumps when they witness unsafe fueling practices.

    Every year, more than 2,500,000 customers get going and keep going with GetGo gasoline! Why? Because we offer the highest quality fuel available. Our quality gasoline meets or exceeds all Federal, DEP, EPA and auto manufacturer requirements. We monitor our state-of-the-art equipment, storage tanks and systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you'll get the highest quality gasoline, diesel and kerosene every time you fill up. If your car develops a problem that was caused by our gasoline, we'll pay for the repair. Problem must be verified by an ASE A8 certified technician to receive full payment for repair.