What is the BEST Fuel to Use in Your Car or Truck and WHY

  • Published: 15 October 2019
  • Ever wonder what grade gasoline should you use in your car (what octane)? Are you paying for premium gas when you can just use regular? Are you using regular and damaging your engine? This video will bust all of the myths and tell you the FACTS on what fuel you should use and why.

    Many people throw money away and fill their car with the incorrect fuel every day. Running premium or midgrade in a car designed to run regular is a waste of money and has no HP or MPG benefits. You will not make more power or get better fuel economy running premium fuel if the car manufacturer tunes the car to use regular gas in most cases. I also see some people run regular gas in cars that need premium and the knock sensors have to adjust timing significantly to prevent damaging engine knock. I also hear a lot of people say that premium gasoline has more energy or burns cooler or slower so I will put a rest to all of these "myths" with facts.

    More info on fuels and additives: shell.us/motorist/shell-fuels/shell-v-power-nitro-plus-premium-gasoline.html
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Comments • 20 090

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   4 weeks back

    I hope you guys like the animations and all the extras that went into this video! It took a while to do (you guys who follow me on Instagram know lol) but I think it is worth showing you examples instead of just taking my word for it! For those asking, here is where I got the fuel injector cleaner/tester: https://amzn.to/31kHwhk

    • Teicl
      Teicl  4 days back

      Hey Chis, i know you dont know it but here in europe we have 102 ron from aral
      So that means we still have better fuel

    • Phillip Cassady
      Phillip Cassady  5 days back

      this isn't really related to this video but one of my cars rear speakers is busted and i can't figure out how to get the panel over the speaker off. i have a 2008 Pontiac g6 gt 3.9l v6 hardtop convertible. i dont have the owners manual and have looked all over the internet for videos and nothing. i have even been on a Pontiac owners forum but they weren't much help. i was wondering if there was anyway you might be able to help with my problem? if not its cool.

    • MCavetti
      MCavetti  5 days back

      i luv all ur videos. dont know how someone dislikes them

    • Emanuel Pagan
      Emanuel Pagan  7 days back

      ChrisFix great video! I wonder if you could every do a video on exchanging transmission fluid on a sealed transmission like on a 2008 toyota tundra 5.7 with no dipstick from the manufacturer. Thanks!

    • The Amazoner
      The Amazoner  7 days back

      Please do a face reveal

  • AH AH
    AH AH  51 minutes back

    Wow thats super low quatily fuels...did not know it was that bad in 2019...Here we got 98 and 104, but diesel is the best, pure white variety without all that environmental crap added...cant stand gasoline cars...much noise no power/torque

    • strizzibua
      strizzibua  1 hours back

      The Thumbnail lookes like a Project Farm Video

      • doubletappinhillbilly
        doubletappinhillbilly  1 hours back

        A diesel will run with gasoline, but not for long. Antipode for gas burners that have diesel shoved into them.

        • doubletappinhillbilly
          doubletappinhillbilly  1 hours back

          I use what the people that designed it suggest.

          • Saab Guy Jay
            Saab Guy Jay  2 hours back

            I don't know but I have a Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo and I use 93 and it works great

            • Cameron Cage
              Cameron Cage  3 hours back

              I wish the gas was that cheap inn California . 😦😂😂. Great video .

            • ikwhite
              ikwhite  3 hours back

              Is it true that if your car has over 100,000 miles that you should use a step up from the recommendation from the car manufacturer?

              • ChrisFix
                ChrisFix   1 hours back

                I would just continue to use what the manufacturer says!

            • ginofc vermaat
              ginofc vermaat  3 hours back

              Shell the amazing dutch oil company

              • The TacomaKid
                The TacomaKid  4 hours back

                The petrol is similar the diesel fuel is far different in europe

                • Spajderman
                  Spajderman  4 hours back

                  Hello Chris nice videos i am fan of yours. Here in east europe were i live i calculate if we were to buy diesel in gallons, 1 gallon is gona cost 4.92$ . And with regular months salary of 400$ . So that is the main reason why we are happy with 2.0TDI(140hp). I wish we can all buy V8 and enjoy our lifes.

                  • Budget gaming
                    Budget gaming  8 hours back

                    I have 95 and 99 which one?

                    • Jordan Bessler
                      Jordan Bessler  8 hours back

                      I personally get premium roughly 1/every 6 fillups. Would you rather recommend normal use then repetitive premium to remove the knock/buildup? Thanks in advance

                      • lord rpg
                        lord rpg  8 hours back

                        In Australia 91 octane is the cheap stuff and the good stuff is 98-100 and the 100 octane still builds the same carbon build up

                        • lord rpg
                          lord rpg  8 hours back

                          @ChrisFix I accidentally posted the comment before I finished typing

                        • ChrisFix
                          ChrisFix   8 hours back

                          Watch the video!

                      • Ronisbtw
                        Ronisbtw  9 hours back

                        Hey butt in latvia we have 105 too

                        • Ramiro J
                          Ramiro J  9 hours back

                          Anybody knows if 93 in Mexico is the same as those 93 of USA?

                          • Ramiro J
                            Ramiro J  6 hours back

                            @ChrisFix First of all, thanks for taking the time to answer my comment! I saw the video, and it's great! It cleared a lot of doubts i had! But the octane comparison is with Europe, and I don't know if Mexico has the same standards as EU (ROM), or if they use the POM, like in USA.

                          • ChrisFix
                            ChrisFix   8 hours back

                            Watch the video!

                        • Matt Worden
                          Matt Worden  10 hours back

                          Pffft 99 octane with additives bringing it to a nice 101 or bust

                          • KingSatan
                            KingSatan  13 hours back

                            We only have 95 and 98 octane gasoline in finland. And the "premium" red V-power fuel is also 98 octane. In murica its 93, which I find weird

                            • KingSatan
                              KingSatan  5 hours back

                              @ChrisFix oh yeah sorry, kinda had to quit it short since my break ended and just dropped a comment without finishing the vid :D appriciate the content

                            • ChrisFix
                              ChrisFix   8 hours back

                              Watch the video!

                          • Garry Fam
                            Garry Fam  16 hours back

                            My old civic 96 request minimum RON 95

                          • zombiekiller2152
                            zombiekiller2152  20 hours back

                            WHAT 2.90 A GALLON FOR PREMIUM?!??!?! in california were paying 4$ to the gallon for regular, was above 5$ just a week or two ago

                            • Scootaloo
                              Scootaloo  17 hours back

                              $2.79 here in the Milwaukee area for premium 93. ^_^

                          • titomart90
                            titomart90  21 hours back

                            Holy Crap. I thought I was smart. But after watching this, my 2 year old is a genius.

                            • Brayden On 4wheels
                              Brayden On 4wheels  21 hours back

                              Does my lawn mower count

                              • ChrisFix
                                ChrisFix   6 hours back

                                Check your lawn mowers owner manual!

                            • Duijnkiller
                              Duijnkiller  1 days back

                              Only the price is not the same....

                              • Hi Kyt3
                                Hi Kyt3  1 days back

                                In norway we only have 95 gasoline. Baybe they have other octane in some gas station but i`ve never seen it

                              • 47
                                47  1 days back

                                *tesla owners: 🤡🤡*

                                • Stefan Lin
                                  Stefan Lin  1 days back

                                  Wtf I’m paying almost $2 more per gallon in south cal yesterday

                                  • bozze86
                                    bozze86  1 days back

                                    But E5 on the gasoline in europe stands for 5% etanol

                                    • Ananth Narayanan
                                      Ananth Narayanan  1 days back

                                      buy celica.. then use any fuel

                                      • JP Clejan
                                        JP Clejan  1 days back

                                        Great video! For those of us that need to run Premium, my (informal) testing shows three brands that work really well (Shell VPower, BP/Amoco Ultimate and Sunoco Ultra), and others that don't work well at all (Mobil, Exxon and generics). My 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero has a high-output factory turbo, and requires 93 Octane fuel. It also has a Trionic engine management system (so it can anticipate knocks and dial back the boost and spark advance to prevent detonation, and allows temporary overboost if the fuel is good enough). My winter driving (from the NYC area to the mountains of New England) is great for testing - includes consistent fast highway driving and big hills. If I'm using anything other than the three brands listed at the beginning of this post, my car a) gets lower gas mileage, b) has less power going up the hills (have to downshift when I normally wouldn't have to), and c) won't allow overboost. Where I live, Shell V-Power and Sunoco Ultra command a higher price that Amoco Ultimate from BP. The V-Power generates more power/overboost, while Sunoco Ultra provides slightly better gas mileage. The Ultimate does neither (but car runs absolutely fine) at a better price point. Note that my observations may play differently on cars without a Trionic system or overboost. Enjoy.

                                        • Usman Ali
                                          Usman Ali  1 days back

                                          Chris why the knocking sound coming from my 2 stroke suzuki pickup model 1976 and im chicken delivery boy

                                          • Usman Ali
                                            Usman Ali  1 days back

                                            Im poor guy i really want kerosen oil 😲

                                            • Mr. Biggs
                                              Mr. Biggs  1 days back

                                              E-85 (FlexFuel) vehicles will typically have a FlexFuel emblem on the trunk lid or tailgate.

                                              • robert p
                                                robert p  1 days back

                                                So gasoline is petrol in the US?

                                                • Ed OgHaze
                                                  Ed OgHaze  1 days back

                                                  Good information but none of this is going to apply in the future everything will be Electric

                                                  • edwin galeana
                                                    edwin galeana  1 days back

                                                    How can you hear detonation?

                                                    • Noah Egholm
                                                      Noah Egholm  1 days back

                                                      we have 100 octane here in Denmark, just a little fact

                                                      • Scootaloo
                                                        Scootaloo  17 hours back

                                                        US 93 = 99/100 octane in Europe. ^_~

                                                    • Stefan Bergman
                                                      Stefan Bergman  2 days back

                                                      Amazing video Chris! I guess i cant even imagine how much work you put into making this video, moving all those cars back and forth and making those animations. I just started my own car fix channel and it takes alot of work just to film a simple oilchange. There is so much extra work with moving cameras, camera lights running out of battery, people coming and going, etc etc so something that normally takes 30 minutes takes 3 hours instead. Keep up the good work! I dont know whats up with the helmet but be who you are, you are above all anyways!

                                                      Alot of love
                                                      Stefan from Sweden

                                                      • Jordan Collins
                                                        Jordan Collins  2 days back

                                                        Great video. Would be cool to see a video comparing ethanol free gas and gas containing ethanol.

                                                        • D Rageway
                                                          D Rageway  2 days back

                                                          Whatever your engine was designed to run on. Read your owner's manual.

                                                          • meltdownman
                                                            meltdownman  2 days back

                                                            Putting an additive like corn/ethanol is makes the gas mileage go down! High octane sales pitch is that they offer no ethanol blending.

                                                            • David Faith
                                                              David Faith  2 days back

                                                              Hey Chris Fix, Guys here and today we are going to watch your video.

                                                              • MRO
                                                                MRO  2 days back

                                                                My 2016 gmc Denali 5.3 uses 93 octane to pull a trailer. If I use 87 it will detonate. I don’t get better mileage by using 93, actually worse, just smoother performance at redline with 7800lb going up a hill.

                                                                • WhiteWolfPack
                                                                  WhiteWolfPack  2 days back

                                                                  What about 100% gasoline ethanol free

                                                                  • Centered & focused
                                                                    Centered & focused  2 days back

                                                                    very informative and insightful, although whenever excited your voice is annoying as F***!

                                                                    • C_Rava
                                                                      C_Rava  2 days back

                                                                      In Europe we have 100 octane. (Shell v-power)

                                                                      • Scootaloo
                                                                        Scootaloo  17 hours back

                                                                        Eeyup! Here in the US, Shell V Power is 93 octane, which is the exact same as 100 octane in Europe.

                                                                    • Alan Barron
                                                                      Alan Barron  2 days back

                                                                      What about 85 octane for Colorado drivers?

                                                                      • joseph bendzinski
                                                                        joseph bendzinski  2 days back

                                                                        I pick the gas octain rating that the car maker recommends

                                                                      • S. K.
                                                                        S. K.  2 days back

                                                                        Very informative information.👌👍

                                                                        • ChrisFix
                                                                          ChrisFix   2 days back

                                                                          Glad you learned something!