Premium Vs Regular Gas: How to Save Money in the Long-Run

We know that a few cents at the pump can make a big difference to your wallet. Most of the time the smart choice at the gas pump is the cheaper regular option. But there are times when choosing the more expensive premium gas can save you in the long run. Let’s take a look at those instances where a few extra cents at the pump can save you thousands of dollars in the long-run.

High Compression Engines

High compression engines are usually associated with high-performance vehicles. These high compression engines need premium fuels that can handle the higher compression levels in the engine. Without premium fuel these engines will start to knock. Overtime severe engine knocking can punch holes clean through your cylinder head or piston and can even rupture the combustion chamber. These catastrophic engine failures can mean thousands of dollars for a brand new engine.

Direct Injection Engines

A lot of fuel-efficient cars that don’t sacrifice performance standards use direct injection engines. However these engines are prone to carbon buildups that can lead to engine knocking and severely reduced performance. Lower-grade regular gas is known to create more carbon buildup than premium gas in direct injection engines. Cleaning the carbon buildup can cost you hundreds of dollars at your mechanic’s shop.

If your vehicle has a high compression or direct injection engine, then the it’s worth the few extra cents for premium gas.

Similarly, depending on your car you it might be worth paying a little extra for more auto insurance coverage. Here at Integra Insurance Services of Huntington, Texas we can help you decide what type of auto insurance coverage is right for you and your vehicle.