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The Truth about Premium Gas | When to Use Higher Octane Gasoline

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An advice article from Kelley Blue Book on the truth about premium gas. Details on the best time to use a higher octane gasoline, and what it contains to help ...

Premium vs. Regular | Car Talk

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A. Higher octane provides no additional performance for cars that are designed to run on regular gas. ... Q. So, I should use high-octane gas to prevent pinging?

Fact or Fiction?: Premium Gasoline Delivers Premium Benefits to ...

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Jan 18, 2007 ... First and foremost, premium gas really is a better fuel in terms of the power it ... " The higher the number the harder it is to have knock. ... burn properly and therefore there is no reason you should pay the extra money. ... high octane ratings, allowing oil companies to use more volatile gasoline in such blends.

Paying a Premium for High Octane Gasoline? | Consumer Information

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It may seem like buying higher octane “premium” gas is like giving your car a treat, ... to switch to a higher octane level is if your car engine knocks when you use the recommended fuel. ... Should you ever switch to a higher octane gasoline ?

Should I Use Premium Gas in My Car? - Lifehacker

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Oct 5, 2011 ... If you use low-octane gas on a car with a high compression ratio, it's more likely that the gas will ignite prematurely, causing your engine to ...

Shifting up to higher octane | MIT News

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Oct 28, 2014 ... MIT study finds wider use of premium gas could save fuel, money. ... “If [ manufacturers] know the gasoline is higher-octane, they can design ...

Selecting the Right Octane Fuel - Fuel Economy

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Gas pump showing octane options ... What octane fuel should I use in my vehicle ? ... For most vehicles, higher octane fuel may improve performance and gas ...

If My Car Recommends Regular Gas, Is It Good to Use Premium ...

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Apr 6, 2016 ... But if the vehicle manufacturer says your engine needs only 87-octane regular, that is what you should use. The higher octane of premium gas ...

Five Facts of Using Premium vs. Regular Gas - TrueCar Blog

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Mar 3, 2011 ... In a consumer notice, the Federal Trade Commission, notes: “In most cases, using a higher-octane gasoline than your owner's manual ...

Fuel Octane, Choosing The Wrong Octane Will Cost You | What ...

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What octane gasoline should I be using in my car? Use only what the owner's ... What will happen if I use higher octane gas than I'm supposed to? A few things.