Why Does My Car Require Premium Unleaded?

Many people out there think that if their car “requires” them to use premium unleaded gasoline, that it is some sort of marketing gimmick and they really don’t need to use it. They couldn’t be father from the truth.

The reason certain cars require premium unleaded gasoline is that they have high compression engines. Yes, these are indeed performance engines and you won’t find them in your run of the mill Honday Civic or Ford Fusion.

High compression engines can fire before a regular compression engine because of the higher pressures within the cylinders of the engine. Coincidentally, premium unleaded has a higher ignition point and is therefore adaptable and suitable for high compression engines.

If your car is knocking or pinging, or you are not sure what type of fuel is best for your car, come in and see us. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!