Hoping to save a few cents whenever it’s time to fill up your fuel tank? You may be wasting your money in the long-term.
Some bargain brand gasoline blends fall short when it comes to adding the detergents needed to keep your engine running smooth and clean, warns a new AAA study. And that can translate into lower mileage, increased emissions and poorer performance – never mind added wear on your car’s engine.
“AAA was surprised to learn the extent to which detergent additives impact gasoline quality,” said John Nielsen, AAA’s managing director of Automotive Engineering and Repair. “By selecting a quality gasoline, drivers can minimize engine deposits, increase vehicle performance and improve fuel economy.”