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There seems to be two trains of thought when it comes to the brand of gasoline we use to fill up our cars. The first camp is loyal and dedicated to a specific brand of fuel, while others are strongly on the “couldn’t-give-a-crap-less” side.
The truth is, there is a difference between brands of gasoline.
All gas tends to come from the same refinery in an area, so Shell might buy the same gas as Texaco, for example. But the difference is what happens after that.
Each brand adds their own additives to the fuel after buying it, then pumps that out to your local filling station. So while the gas is the same before they get it, it’s almost always different afterward.
So, which one do you buy? Well, most people would agree that there isn’t necessarily a “one best gasoline”, but depends on the car you’re driving and how you drive.
For me personally, I tend to drive sports cars and drive them hard, and most of the cars I’ve owned insist on premium fuel. I’ve sworn by Shell’s V-Power for my cars for years. I’m not saying that because this is a sponsored article, you’re reading this article in the first place because I really do use it almost exclusively. It simply agrees with my cars and driving style, and I believe it to be better at keeping the engine clean.
Below is an ad for V-Power. Let us know in the comments if you stick with a certain brand name gasoline or if you’re in the “couldn’t-give-a-crap-less” crowd.
photo by Michael Kappel