Racing fuel confers no additional benefits to non-racing cars as opposed to normal gasoline. It is not recommended to use premium or higher octane gasoline in a car that does not require it, as it is more expensive than regular unleaded gas.
Octane rating refers to the amount of pressure fuel can withstand before igniting. High performance racing cars use higher compression ratios in burning fuel. Gasoline engines are heat engines which means a higher compression ratio allows the car to extract more mechanical energy from less fuel. A lower octane fuel used in a high performance car can lead to engine knocking and less efficient fuel combustion.Learn More
Headquartered in Heathrow, Fla, "AAA" stands for "American Automobile Association." The organization was founded in 1902 for the purpose of advocating driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles that make driving more enjoyable.Full Answer >
The use for 303 Aerospace Protectant is as a treatment to prevent fading, discoloration or cracking of most vehicle surfaces. The protectant is safe to use on vinyl, leather, plastic, rubber, eisenglass, PVC, teak, gel coat and fiberglass.Full Answer >
Zin dialkyl dithiophosphate is a type of anti-wear hydraulic fluid used when the ability to maintain lubrication is essential in a hydraulic system. DIN 51524 belongs to a class of detergent-containing hydraulic fluids, named HLP-D, which are useful for precipitating contaminants out of hydraulic components.Full Answer >
A car with a blown head gasket can be driven, but it is not recommended. Blown head gaskets are caused when an engine overheats, and if a car is driven with a consistent overheating problem, it leads to eventual engine failure.Full Answer >