You pull into the gas station, open the door to your gas tank and you choose a grade of gas. Maybe it depends on how recently you got paid or how new your car is, but more often than not we have no problem choosing the cheapest grade of gas for our car. While it’s light on our paycheck, the price that we pay is greater than the 20 cent heighten in price.
All cars are guaranteed a specific lifetime, but these number bring into consideration how often you take your car in for maintenance, the care with which you and drive and the quality of gas you put in your car, among many other factors. While there are certain types of cars that will require premium gas, and others that will run fine on your regular unleaded gas.
The primary difference between these different grades is the amount of octane that is in each grade. While most people believe that the true difference between each grade of gas are the additives that help keep all of the internals of the engine, clean. While this is most certainly an added bonus to raising the grade of gas you use, the truth remains that difference lies in the octane levels.
Engines that have a higher compression require higher octane levels in order to keep the fuel from pre-igniting during the combustion process. If this were to happen, the engine would quickly be damaged and the car would be useless. So for cars with high compression engines, it’s a necessity to invest in this type of gas in order for the car to work at all.
Long story short, if you have a car that needs the higher octane levels, or could benefit from the additives of higher quality gas, and let’s be honest, we all could; the higher grade of gas will definitely make a difference. For all other auto service repairs or maintenance appointments that you need, visit Milex Auto Service here in Tucson.