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VP_Racing_Fuels_100_OctaneYou get to the gas pump and typically see three choices for fueling, but what is the difference?

Regular, Regular Plus (mid-grade), and premium gasoline grades are all distinguished by their octane level. Octane rating or octane number is a standard measure of the performance of a motor fuel. The higher the octane number, the more compression the fuel can endure before detonating. The lower the octane level, the easier the gasoline will burn.

Difference in Octane Numbers Make the Grade
Regular grade gasoline has an octane rating between 85 and 88, with the average being 87. Regular Plus gasoline has an octane rating of 88 to 90, with the average being 89. Premium grade gasoline has an octane rating that is larger than 90, with an average being 92. These three types of gasoline are typically what you see at the gas pump.

100 Octane At The Pump!
Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers Pyramid and Prater location in Sparks, NV carries 100 octane gasoline AT THE PUMP! Our 5 locations in the Reno and Sparks area all carry packaged VP Racing Fuels for purchase as well. 100 octane is specifically engineered for high-performance street vehicles including luxury sports cars, muscle cars, street rods, tuner cars, sport bikes, cruisers and more. Oxygenated with ethanol, this CARB-legal fuel is environmentally friendly and street legal (in most areas). Oxygenated with ethanol, VP100 significantly outperforms premium grade unleaded pump gas.

If your Owner’s Manual Recommends Premium Gasoline, Use It!
You might damage your vehicles engine if you try to save money by using low grade fuel. At the same time, using higher octane gas than your car requires costs you more money and provides no additional benefit for your engine. It is important to fuel your car with whatever fuel grade is recommended.

Standard-performing vehicles are outfitted to use the correct amount of compression to eliminate internal combustion pings, usually requiring Regular Unleaded gasoline. Sports vehicles, or high-performance cars, benefit from mid-grade to premium gasoline because their engines were built for higher fuel compression for additional driving power. Please see your owner’s manual for more details about what gasoline grade your vehicle requires. You may find it worth the time!

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