Premium vs. Regular Gas – Which Should You Use?

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Skyrocketing gas prices have made using premium gasoline less and less appealing. Is there really a difference between premium and regular gas? The service department at Casey's Frontier Chevrolet Of Livingston wants to help you keep your car running on the Cookeville roads for years to come, so we’ve put together the detailed premium vs. regular gas comparison below!

 

 

What’s the Difference Between Premium and Regular Gas?

Premium gas is designed to reduce engine knocking by burning at a slower rate than regular gas, but that doesn’t mean that premium gas is automatically better for your specific car. We explain below how to know whether you should use premium or regular gas. In the meantime, here are some of the main differences between premium and regular gas:

  • Octane: Regular gas has an octane rating of 87, while premium has an octane of 92. This accounts for the slower burn.
  • Price: Livingston gas stations can charge as much as 60 cents per gallon more for premium than regular. 

Premium vs. Regular Gas – Which One is Better for Your Car?

The simplest way to end any premium vs. regular gas debate is to check whether your engine is designed to run on premium. There should be a sticker on the inside of your fuel door that says whether to use regular or premium gas. If there is no sticker there, check your owner’s manual. If the manufacturer says to use premium gas, use it by all means. If your car does not require premium gas, using it would be, at best, a waste of money. It will not be more effective at preventing knocking or helping it to run longer on our Sparta roads.

Casey's Frontier Chevrolet Of Livingston is Here to Help

The friendly staff in our Livingston service department is ready and eager to help you with any of your automotive needs. So, schedule an appointment. And, if you found this guide to be helpful, check out our posts on what an alternator does and how often to change synthetic oil. Feel free to contact us today if you want more information!

 

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