Does your new car need premium gas?

Even though gas prices have been down from their record highs of a few years ago, it’s still important to limit your gas expenses as much as possible.  One of the best ways to do this is to stop buying premium gasoline.

For many years, premium gasoline was sold as a product that would help you to prolong the life of your vehicle.  Supposedly, this gasoline was particularly pure, preventing a build-up of impurities on your engine.  Multiple studies have shown, however, that there is virtually no advantage to using premium gasoline in most vehicles.

The truth of the matter is that in most vehicles, any “impurities” are burned up along with the gasoline.  While some sports cars may have power trains that consume fuel at lower temperatures (thus making it necessary to use premium gasoline), if your owner’s manual doesn’t call for premium gasoline, then you can save a lot of money by filling your tank with regular.

It should be noted that there isn’t much environmental advantage to using premium gasoline.  Carbon emissions are caused from burning the carbon in the gasoline.  There is virtually no difference in the carbon between regular and premium gasoline.  The only way to reduce your car’s carbon footprint is to drive it less.

If you’re looking for more ways to bring your transportation costs down, you may want to think about calling the agents at Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial.  They’re experts at finding their customers discounts on their auto insurance.  It may be possible for you to save hundreds of dollars a year on a new policy, or get a discount to save on your current policy.