Is Buying Premium Gas a Waste of Money?
According to a new study by AAA, you may be wasting money if you're buying premium fuel for your vehicle - even if the manufacturer recommends it. We're talking about over $2 billion in wasted gas money each year.
AAA testing found that many vehicles designed to run on regular gas did not show any emissions, fuel economy, or horsepower improvement when using premium fuel.
AAA recommends drivers looking to get the best performance from their engine should instead purchase gas from top tier gas stations, which include:
76, Aloha Petroleum, Amoco, Arco, Beacon, BP, Break Time, Cenex, Chevron, Citgo, Conoco, Co-op, Costco, CountryMark, Diamond Shamrock, Entec, Esso, Express, Exxon, Holiday, Kwik Star Stores, Kwik Trip, Mahalo, MFA, Mobil, Ohana Fuels, Petro-Canada, Phillips 66, Puma, QT, Quik Trip, Road Ranger, Shamrock, Shell/Shell V-Power, Sinclair Standard, SuperAmerica, SuperFuels, Tempo, Texaco, Tri-Par, and Valero
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- Gregg Fidan
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- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
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