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Have you ever rolled up to a Minneapolis gas station, gotten out of your car, and paused before choosing your gas? You usually go with regular…but what if, just once, you chose premium? Your car doesn’t need premium, otherwise you’d know…or would you? What if it’s needed premium this whole time? What if premium gasoline isn’t real, but just a scam? (It’s not a scam.) What if…?
Gas pump thoughts tend to wander, but if you’ve ever sincerely thought about premium vs. regular gas, you’ve come to the right place. Below, Cornerstone Plymouth will break down the difference between premium and regular gasoline for drivers in the Plymouth area and beyond! For more information, stop by our service center today.
In the most basic sense, premium fuel and regular gasoline are the “same”: they’re both produced from crude oil and both are combustible. The difference between regular and premium gas is octane levels—the octane rating for gasoline indicates how well gas combats inappropriate fuel combustion. Premium gas tends to have an octane level of 90 or above. This means your engine runs cleaner and creates less pollution.
Regular gas is the most common type of gasoline because it works well for most vehicles on Maple Grove roads. It’s better for the world and your health than gas that contains lead, and its octane rating is around 87.
Did that answer all of your questions? No? Okay, moving on…While the two options may seem similar, there are a few factors that set each apart:
Before deciding whether premium vs. regular gas is right for you, keep the following tips in mind:
Finally, your owner’s manual will always be the best reference when it comes to issues like this.
Additional questions about premium vs. regular gas? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We would be glad to help you figure out which type of gas is best suited for your vehicle, determine how long car batteries should last, what the differences between diesel and gas engines are, how to be fuel-efficient when driving, and give you some oil changing tips. We’ve also got plenty of great recommendations for Brooklyn Park drivers looking for fantastic used trucks, cars, and SUVs for sale.