Gas 5 - Fuel & Mart is a chain of Premium Self Serve Drive Through Gas Stations found in Paradise City. They can refill a player's boost if driven through and are an integral part of all the events in Burnout Paradise.
They are useful during Race events when the player requires an immediate boost refill or top up. They are also useful in Burning Route events if the player needs to cut a few seconds off the time but lack the boost to do so. The Gas Stations can be used in any event or Freeburn Online to regain boost.
There are 14 Gas 5 - Fuel & Mart Stations on Mainland Paradise City and 2 found on Big Surf Island. The current price of fuel stands at $3.03 for Regular, $3.15 for Plus and $3.25 for Supreme at all Gas Stations throughout Paradise City. All Gas Stations are open 24 hours a day.
This Gas Station is found near two other important buildings; The West Acres Garage and Palm Bay Heights Junkyard. The West Acres Gas Station is easily accessible and can help sustain a boost chain along Hamilton Avenue or Young Avenue. The Dokjor's Disco is located just south of the station.
Crystal Summit's Gas Station is apart of the Crystal Summit Railroad Station and can be difficult to access. It is placed on the western side of the road and can be useful if driven through north bound before driving up the White Mountain Railway.
The Gas Station is also part of some Freeburn and Timed Challenges;
This Gas Station can be found not far from the Lone Peaks Stock Car Track. Refilling one's Boost bar through this station helps maintain a high speed when driving up the winding roads of South Mountain Drive.
Nearing the station from the South-East, the player has to choose his route. Staying on the Mountain Drive will enable them to effectively refill their Boost to 100% by passing through the gas station. Alternatively, one can choose to keep right and use a shortcut cutting through the mountain and jumping over the road thanks to peculiar rock formations. Either way, the player will gain Boost, but one must note that before the shortcut jump, the dirt track is straight and smooth, meaning that no Boost can be gained. Having no Boost at the end of the straight can compromise the stunt and racers having refilled their bar beforehand would be able to overtake the player.
This choice is easily made, depending largely on the amount of Boost the player has before the shorcut's entrance. Thus the player is advised to pass through the station if they have low Boost.