So now the gas companies are getting on the “MPG Business”. I’ve heard commercials that a certain brand is better than the “Cheap” brand because it makes the car run better therefore giving you better MPG. Now, I know that this BS is working because I have co-workers that adamantly claim that pumping gas from the more expensive brand gives them more Miles Per Gallon. I found my answer from Stopbuyingcrap.com:
FACT: 99% of gasoline in the United States of America is of good quality.
Many gasoline, no matter the brand of the station, may come from the same source, refined at the same refinery, distributed through the same pipeline, and stored at the same storage terminals.
So what makes brand ABC gasoline different than brand XYZ?
The additives in the gasoline.
The fact of the matter is, differences between brand is less important than difference between a station dealer’s quality control with the gasoline it provides. Your best bet is to frequent a quality, reasonably priced station with a consistent supplier.
Most of us already have a station we prefer, if the price and convenience factor is right for you, and if your car is purring along fine — there is little reason to change.
But if you’re the type to drive that extra mile, or spend that extra dollar for the brand you love — try a tank or two of other cheaper branded stations, you may be pleasantly surprised. Click here to read the entire post.
If Oil companies are able to convince people to spend extra money on “better gasoline”, no wonder I’m having a hell of a time trying to convince people to ride their bike to work.