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Does premium gas increase power

Will premium gas increase power Every day people ask “Will premium gas increase power?” And I’m always amazed by the answers they get. So I’d like to straighten this out. If your vehicle requires 87 octane and you use a higher octane gas, you’re wasting your money. You will NOT get more power. Octane has NOTHING to do with power. Premium gas will provide more power in these conditions If your engine was designed for premium gas, but you fill it with lower octane regular gas, you will lose some … Read More

Premium gas versus regular gas

Premium gas versus regular gas Let’s get rid of the Premium gas versus regular gas myths first Premium gas contains more detergent than regular gas False. The amount of detergent additives may vary from one brand to another. But premium gas from the same brand contains the same additive package as regular gas. Premium gas is ethanol free False. Since ethanol provides higher octane, some companies do add ethanol to their premium gas. Others don’t. It all depends on the market prices for ethanol, the season (winter gas versus summer … Read More


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