I frequently use fuel stabilizer in my lawn tractors when storing them over winter, and have found it actually fairly effective. I have also remarked that I am able to store gas much longer and have it usable in string trimmers, lawn mowers, etc. if I have stored it with a fuel stabilizer in it.
However, I fail to see how fuel stabilizer actually works. I understand that it prevents moisture content increases, and prevents the evaporation of the volatile components of gas? Is this the case, and if so, how does that actually work?