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Save money on fuel by correct octane rating don't be fooled!

Most people do not understand when it comes to buyer gasoline for your vehicle most vehicles run on regular. You will not get more power, cleaner fuel, or better fuel economy if your vehcile does not require a higher octane rating. If you ask most mechanics or fuel attendants they will most likely tell you that the middle or high octane fuels will net you more power, cleaner fuel or more milege on that type of fuel which is not true. The reason there are differant grades of fuel is because engines have differant compression ratios, depending on your vehicles compression ratio will depend on the fuel it needs. All fuels are clean otherwise your vehcilces fuel filter would clog prematurely and stop running. The lower the octane rating the faster the fuel burns or the lower its flash temp is. Compression creates heat and if you have a high compression engine and use low octane fuel the heat will cause the fuel to ignite before the spark from the spark plug thus causing a pinging "pre-iginition". So what ever your vehicle manufactutrers rec use that fuel you will not gain by upgrading to a higher ovtane rating.

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