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Twin Bridges Insurance Agency

1881 Western Avenue, Suite 210
Albany, NY 12203

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Premium Gas vs. Regular Gas

For most cars, premium grade and regular gas burn in a similar fashion. Both ignite in the same way and eventually burn the same as well. The main difference between premium and regular is that premium gas works better under more aggressive conditions. A high-performance engine produces much more power than the average engine in your family’s daily driver. Using premium gas in a high-performance engine helps to improve how the motor functions and boost horsepower.

Your family car, however, is designed to be as fuel efficient as possible while providing the power to move your vehicle from place to place. The compression ratio is not as high as what is found in a high-performance motor, so the use of premium gas does not produce an excessive amount of power. In the past, the pinging sound heard within a motor has been attributed to the quality of gas or the lack of oil. Experts say that most engines will not "ping" due to poor gas quality. Newer cars are designed much better than in the past and the different "recipes" of gas that are being used today, allow for greater fuel economy and efficiency.

The agents at NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency serve Albany, NY and the surrounding communities. If you are looking for a quality auto insurance policy, you may have to answer a few questions concerning how you care for and maintain your vehicle. The use of premium gas compared to regular gas may have an impact on how well your car ages. Talking to a knowledgeable insurance agent will help you get the answers you need when upgrading your policy or choosing a new one.