Cars have improved over the past 70 years or so, and so has the gasoline we put in them.
If it's more expensive, it must be better, right? But, is this really true when it comes to the octane in your fuel tank? Many people wonder if premium gas is really worth the extra $0.20 per gallon. It seems the answer isn't as clear cut as you would hope.
The answer is: It really depends on your car.
Here are a few tips to help you decide which fuel is best for your car.
Why is diesel so readily available? Most gas stations have at least one pump available for diesel fuel, sometimes with a diesel option at every single pump. With diesel powered vehicles only making up one percent of new car sales in 2011, it begs the question, who uses diesel? The short answer to that question is semi trucks, industrial agricultural equipment, and some models of passenger vehicles, overwhelmingly from European manufacturers. Diesel engines have long been popular in Europe, so why aren’t they popular in the U.S.?
Aside from the weather, gas prices are often a popular topic of conversation. Probably because we like to complain ("Hot enough for you?", "Gas prices are killing me!").