What Does an Octane Rating Indicate?

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The octane rating varies between gasoline grades. An octane rating is something you notice at the gas pump. But what does it mean? Simply put, the octane rating shows how difficult it is for said gas to ignite from temperature and pressure. The higher the octane rating, the more challenging … Read more

Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline Debuts

Shell United States has developed a new premium fuel, claiming that it will extend engine life and increase efficiencies. The new fuel has gone on sale this month. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, the oil company is giving away 100 BMWs. Most cars run on regular-grade gasoline, but there are … Read more

Turbocharged Engines & Premium Fuel

Many of today‚Äôs automotive engines are complex, as they incorporate sophisticated technologies such as direct injection and turbochargers to squeeze more power and deliver better fuel efficiency from a smaller engine. Your engine may “prefer” premium fuel in order to run efficiently, but in some cases, premium fuel may be … Read more