Top-Tier Fuel: Why it Matters

Top-Tier Fuel: Why it Matters

What is top-tier fuel?
Top-tier fuel isn’t octane levels (87,89,92) but refers to the amount of detergent used to clean carbon deposits that could cause significant damage to your engine. Top-tier retailers adhere to standards in all grades of fuel.
Why it matters…
Not using top-tier fuel could void your warranty, causing costly out-of-pocket repairs, and cause issues for your engine.

AAA research shows after 4,000 miles, top-tier gas-operated engines average 19x fewer intake valve deposits. Long-term use of non-top-tier gas reduced fuel economy by 2-4%, increased driveability issues & increased emissions.
In most cases, carbon deposits can be reduced or removed by switching to top-tier gas.
That’s some compelling research!

If you have a manufacturer’s warranty, not using top-tier gas could void your warranty, making any repairs necessary out of pocket.
Manufacturers requiring top-tier fuel include:
General Motors
Honda & more

Top-tier gas stations include Citgo, Valero, & Phillips 66. Visit for a complete list.

It may be a fuel quality issue if you’ve been experiencing rough idling, especially when your engine is cold or hesitant during acceleration. Try changing to top-tier gas over the next several fill-ups.

Refer to your owner’s manual to guide you, and reach out with any questions & we will do our best to answer them.

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AAA: American Automobile Association


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