Reports of bad gas lingering since Harvey hit Houston; how to prevent damaging your car’s engine

By john.wallace

He said his shop always sees a spike in repairs after a storm hits because pumping dirty gas into your car could spell disaster for your engine.

"After the storm, we get a lot of problems with engine damage because if water gets into your engine, your engine and transmission gets damaged. It locks up and sometimes it won't start," Miller said.

Miller said the cost of fixing a destroyed engine could run up to $4,500.

"To clean the gas tank would cost about $600 but if you change your engine, it could be a few thousand dollars," Miller said

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