AAA Confirmed: It Matters What Fuel You’re Putting in Your Vette

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Cars are investments, and the better you take care of them, the better return you’ll get. Whether that’s selling down the road or simply seeing continued results, what you do with your car today will affect it later on. That includes the gas you use.

According to a new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA), gasoline brands that meet the standards of the Top Tier label are far better for your car’s engine than those that don’t.

“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. “As advertised, tested TOP TIER gasolines kept engines remarkably cleaner than other fuels we tested.”

The study said that there were “19 times more engine deposits than Top Tier brands after just 4,000 miles of simulated driving.” So, yes, the detergents that are in Top Tier gas do their jobs, which helps keep your car running smoothly and emissions lower.

Some of the most popular Top Tier brands include British Petroleum, Shell, 76, Chevron, Exxon, Mobil, Quik Trip, Texaco, Valero, and yes, Costco. Peep the full list here.

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Via [AAA]

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