With summer gas prices on the rise, state inspectors are going around checking gas pumps to ensure Michigan motorists are getting what they pay for at the pump.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams says Michigan has approximately 100,000 gas pumps and they want to make sure those pumps are dispensing both the correct quantity and the proper quality of gas every time someone fills their tank.
Clover Adams also says eight southeast Michigan counties have switched to a summer-blend of fuel to prevent over 28 tons of smog-causing compounds from being released into the atmosphere per day during the warm weather months.
She says smog can be especially harmful to individuals with respiratory difficulties such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
To prevent gasoline from being sold that violates the ozone limits, inspectors will collect vapor pressure samples during the summer gas season which runs through September 15.
Anyone who suspects problems at the pump is encouraged to call the Ag Department's 24-hour hotline for reporting complaints, 1-800-MDA-FUEL (1-800-632-3835).