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Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

13 December 2017, 06:10 | Gordon Grant

Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price

It fell 4 cents in Jacksonville to $2.33 in the past seven days.

According to the gasoline price website GasBuddy, the average price for gas in North Carolina is at $2.32/g as of Sunday.

So even if the manufacturer recommends it, premium gas may not be worth it, given the premium price, AAA researchers have concluded.

Across the country, the largest changes in average gas prices by state: DE (-5 cents), Colorado (-5 cents), ME (-4 cents), Oklahoma (-4 cents), Vermont (-4 cents), OH (+4 cents), Kentucky (-3 cents), Missouri (-3 cents), SC (-3 cents) and South Dakota (-3 cents).

Premium gasoline costs 20-25% more than regular. "Drivers see the "premium" name at the pump and may assume the fuel is better for their vehicle", John Nielsen, AAA's managing director of Automotive Engineering and fix, said in a news release.

The tested cars were the Audi A3, Cadillac Escalade, Ford F150, Ford Mustang, Jeep Renegade and Mazda Miata.

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"AAA's testing reveals that drivers could see modest gains in fuel economy and performance when opting for premium gasoline in vehicles that recommend, but do not require, the higher-octane fuel", Megan McKernan, manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center, said in a statement.

Last year, almost 1.5 million new vehicles sold in the U.

Against a backdrop of oil prices faltering, the nation's average gas price has moved lower, falling 2.5 cents in the last week to $2.45 per gallon, less than a penny away from the lowest level since Hurricane Harvey caused prices to surge. The vehicles AAA tested averaged just a 1.4% increase in horsepower.

While engines that recommend premium deliver little bang for the extra buck, vehicles that require premium should always get the higher octane fuel.

Also, AAA added that this does not apply to vehicles that require premium.

Premium may boost horsepower for some engines, but likely not enough for most people to notice in normal driving.

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