Recommended or Required?

You have just qualified for a new vehicle (new to you, in all cases) that gleams under any light. The thought of driving on the road with other drivers, some who might be new, is cringeworthy, but you try to console yourself by promising only to put premium gasoline in your precious, new vehicle; you are not alone in this thinking. Many people think that using premium fuel is a general recommendation for taking better of a vehicle. Some sources say that both kinds of gasoline are synonymous and that premium is not worth the extra price while others hold that premium gas is somehow cleaner or more eco-friendly. The truth is: premium gasoline is necessary for some kinds of vehicles because of the long-term effects it has on engine health.

Premium gasoline has a higher octane level than the regular gasoline. This helps prevent the engine knock that can wear out your engine quickly. Engine knock is referred to as a ping, or a sort of rattling sound that you hear when the engine doesn’t run smoothly and is very damaging its parts. This is more prevalent in vehicles with high compression ratios that require higher octane gasoline but get regular gasoline instead. Instead of focusing on the extra price of premium gasoline or how much you love that car, find out if your vehicle’s engine will function better with higher octane gasoline. Helping to keep your vehicle engine working smoothly will prolong its life and that will save you money in the long run.

Another important factor that will protect your vehicle is to come into State Insurance Solutions to review your current auto insurance policy or buy a new one that complies with Texas state regulations (different states have different insurance laws and coverage).