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What Happens If I Cheap Out on Gasoline

What Happens If I Cheap Out on Gasoline

Gasoline comes in various grades, each identified by an octane rating. The octane rating represents the fuel's resistance to pre-ignition or knocking in the engine. Common grades include Regular (87 octane), Mid-grade (89 octane), and Premium (91-93 octane). While some vehicles are designed to run efficiently on lower octane fuels, others, particularly high-performance or turbocharged engines, may benefit from higher octane options. The Temptation of Cheap Gasoline The lure of lower fuel prices can be strong, prompting drivers to opt for budget-friendly, lower-grade gasoline. However, the decision to cheap out on fuel can have consequences that extend beyond the initial cost savings. 1. Engine Knock and Performance Issues Low-quality gasoline with a low octane rating may lead to engine knock or detonation. Engine knock occurs when the fuel ignites prematurely in the combustion chamber, causing a distinct knocking sound. This phenomenon can comp ... read more

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