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Premium Vs Regular Gas

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What’s the difference?

The main Difference between premium gas and regular gas is the price difference; usually premium gas costs 20 to 30 cents more than regular gas. More scientific difference is the octane (a colorless flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained in petroleum refining.) level is 92 or 93 compared to regular gas which is 87. Higher octane gas won’t pre-ignite or explode as quickly which is the reason why is more commonly used in race cars, it works a lot more efficiently then regular gas and releases less emissions.


Why the right grade fuel matters

Every car is designed to work better when certain fuel is put in use google or your owner's manual to guide you in the right choice of fuel. If you use a lower octane fuel then recommended the gas may combust too fast for your engine which can cause the engine to make a knocking noise, not only that it will lower the performance as well as lead to engine problems.

If you use higher grade fuel on a car that takes regular fuel, the risk of something going wrong is slim. Using a higher grade actually does give any benefits to performance, gas mileage, fuel economy or emissions. Save your money and fill up the right gas.


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