Having a car is not a luxury, it's a necessity for most people. And cars are not cheap so people usually make sure to take really good care of them. That means that many pay extra for so-called premium gasoline, but that might not be a good idea at all! Read on to find out why.
$2.1 Billion Gets Thrown Away Each Year by 16.5 Million Americans on Premium Gas
This data was published by an AAA study.
Why Is Premium Not Better?
AAA concluded that it doesn't make a difference for 70% of cars if you use 93-octane or 87-octane (premium and regular, respectively).
What About Those other 30%?
Only about a half of those actually need premium, and the rest needs some kind of mid-grade gas or something completely different (it's probably specified in the manual).