Why does my car need premium fuel?

Answer With today's high fuel prices, many people who have performance cars that require high-octane gas may be wondering why they should pay an extra 30 cents a gallon for it. While modern cars may not n... Read More »

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Does an RX-8 need premium fuel?

A 2010 Mazda RX-8 sports car requires premium, unleaded 91 octane fuel to function optimally. The car is available in both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission styles and has a 1.3L, two-r... Read More »

Does the 2007 Nissan Altima need premium fuel?

There are two engines available for the 2007 Nissan Altima. The base model and the S series have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the SE and SL models come with a 3.5-liter V-6. The owner’... Read More »

Does a Grand Prix GTP really need premium fuel?

According to Lemon Auto, the Pontiac Grand Prix GTP is recommended to be fueled with at least 91 octane gas. Using a low-octane gas on the supercharged engines can result in a higher operating temp... Read More »

Why does my car say to use premium fuel?

A car is required to use premium fuel because it has a high-compression engine.High-Compression EngineA high-compression engine extracts more mechanical energy from a given mass of air-fuel mixture... Read More »