As 2014 draws to a close, we still meet folks who think cell phones are the source of sparks and fires at gas stations. This Myth Buster video is a few years old but still very relevant. Plus our friend Bob Renkes of PEI is in it. Thanks Bob!
But beware getting back into your car while fueling. I was in line filling up the other day and both drivers, one in the car ahead of me and one behind, slide back into the car while waiting for the car to fill up (was cold outside). The video above does warn that while cell phones don’t cause the spark, static fires are real and can be caused by re-entering the vehicle while fueling, as shown in the video below.