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When it comes to premium vs. regular gas, premium isn’t always better — but it’s important to fill up your tank with the right fuel. Octane ratings denote the pressure under which gasoline will combust. In other words: the higher the octane level, the more stable the fuel. Premium gasoline has a higher octane level than regular, so it’s less likely to spontaneously combust. Join MINI of Escondido for an in-depth look at the difference between premium and regular gas, and how they affect your MINI vehicle’s engine and efficiency on the road in San Marcos.
Depending on octane level, any gasoline you buy in San Diego receives a rating of regular, premium, or ultra-premium:
Higher octane fuel causes engine combustion to occur later. Engine combustion that occurs too early is called “engine knock” thanks to the knocking sound that comes with it. Some engine knock is normal, but engine damage may occur if the knocking becomes chronic. However, most new vehicles have technology to predict and avoid engine lock — so regular gasoline won’t usually harm a vehicle with a premium fuel recommendation. That said, it may be best for your vehicle to use premium fuel if:
If your MINI vehicle is experiencing frequent engine knock, schedule service with the certified technicians at MINI of Escondido. We’re also happy to help you to perform DIY auto maintenance tasks at home in Carlsbad, like cleaning your MINI floor mats or removing stickers from your bumper or windshield.
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