Once the lid is open, look for a label on the inside of the door or near the fuel filler neck.
You should find messaging that says something like “Diesel Fuel Only” or “Unleaded Gasoline Only” and will typically include the recommended octane level as well for gas-powered cars.
What kind of gas should I use?
In short, the only time you should use premium fuel is if your car’s manual recommends or requires it. If your car was made to run on regular gas (87 octane), there’s no actual benefit to using premium gas.
Is it better to use premium gas?
If your car doesn’t require premium, fill up with regular.
In a consumer notice, the Federal Trade Commission, notes: “In most cases, using a higher-octane gasoline than your owner’s manual recommends offers absolutely no benefit. It won’t make your car perform better, go faster, get better mileage or run cleaner.”
Is there a difference between gasoline brands?
The only difference between the products is that name-brand stations like Mobil and Shell may put extra engine-cleaning additives in theirs. He added, “There are going to be slight variations — but gasoline is gasoline,” and generic fuel “will do no harm at all” to a car.
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