AAA Study Reveals Premium Gasoline Might Not Be Worth the Money Depending on Your Car

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

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.

1. $2.1 Billion Gets Thrown Away Each Year by 16.5 Million Americans on Premium Gas

$2.1 Billion Gets Thrown Away Each Year by 16.5 Million Americans on Premium Gas
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This data was published by an AAA study.

2. Why Is Premium Not Better?

Why Is Premium Not Better?
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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).

3. John Nielsen from AAA Stated:

John Nielsen from AAA Stated:
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“Drivers see the ‘premium’ name at the pump and may assume the fuel is better for their vehicle.”

4. What About Those other 30%?

What About Those other 30%?
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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).
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