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

  • Published on: 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: https://www.shell.us/motorist/shell-fuels/shell-v-power-nitro-plus-premium-gasoline.html
    Fuel Injector Machine I used: https://amzn.to/2MeGbnZ

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   9 months ago

    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

    DONT DOIT   1 hours ago

    Video summary: Use fuel that was recommende by car manufacturer.Mind blown gif

  • Aidan Tucker
    Aidan Tucker   2 hours ago

    So I have a 2017 VW Jetta sport edition and I use regular gas, although all VW cars under 2016 used premium so I wanna try it to see if anything happens

  • xdAyvxry GR
    xdAyvxry GR   2 hours ago

    In Greece 97 is the minimun 100 is max

  • Badkid Javeon
    Badkid Javeon   2 hours ago

    I have a 2020 Nissan Maxima it recommends 93 for full performance

  • Gopher
    Gopher   6 hours ago

    Manufacturers are paid by the oil companies to promote the highest costing petrol, petrol is petroleum the cheapest the better, you will get rid of your car in 3-5 years anyway

  • MrQmicic
    MrQmicic   6 hours ago

    This guy is great. He deserves every single one of his 6,55M subs.

  • The Legendary WASD Gamer

    U kinda confused me tho. If the car is knocking or having detonation use higher octane but you are also saying use what is said to be recommended for the car. lol either way i use 93 octane no matter what.

  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson   9 hours ago

    I would like to see you do this for engine oil.

  • Coolcat Johnny
    Coolcat Johnny   10 hours ago

    ChrisFix: I don't know how true this is, but I've heard (from more than one source) that the first pint or so from the pump is gas left in the hose from the previous customer at a gas station. So if you're filling a small fuel container or perhaps a motorcycle, that can affect the overall octane you get. Can you comment on the validity of this?

  • Daniel Cook
    Daniel Cook   13 hours ago

    soooo......for an Infiniti G35, I should opt forrrr......????

  • joey alfaro
    joey alfaro   14 hours ago

    I put 91 octane once in 1992 Accord I was borrowing. Ran like shit car will tell you what it likes

  • Eddie
    Eddie   15 hours ago

    nice add dude

  • Daniel L
    Daniel L   15 hours ago

    In 15:30 you said premuim is cleaner and gets better gas mileage. But first 10 minutes were on proving it was a myth. What I waste of time. I stand with the second conclusion that lasted the least of time, just as before the video.

  • Daniel L
    Daniel L   15 hours ago

    From 12:50 listen for a minute to get the best advice of the video lol kinda contradicts everything from before

  • Fries44
    Fries44   16 hours ago

    the wrong octane could also damage your piston return springs

  • user scnamesux
    user scnamesux   16 hours ago

    Fuel isn't going to clean the intake valves in a GDI Engine.

  • Richard Swift
    Richard Swift   20 hours ago

    I've been nothing 88 octane at gas stations now also. And my cap says up to E-15 and I think the 88 rating is the E-15 so could I use this fuel in my car?

  • Darion Goynes
    Darion Goynes   20 hours ago

    With higher octane you will make more power. Why? Because your engine is not pulling timing to prevent knock. Letting you run free so to speak. You are simply unlocking the potential horse power already present.

  • Travis Stowers
    Travis Stowers   22 hours ago

    Stop buying combustion fuel at all! Electric is better! No one wants to breathe your gas fumes anyway.

  • Timeless Creations Photos

    I had a 1997 GT. Beautiful car. It was red convertible. Anyways it said on the gas cap to put premium gas in there. Also I believe my 2001 black on black Mustang Cobra said the same thing. I believe it said to use 93. I'm surprised that you're says to use that particular gas. Is it possible that your car was a V6 at one time and somebody swapped out the engine to a V8

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith   1 days ago

    Im high and those blue gloves are distracting, haha.

  • knucks_ 100
    knucks_ 100   1 days ago

    So my gas lines are a lil gucky and when I’m low and gas it like stutters when I press the gas a lil harder than normal so are you saying if I use a gas with a higher octane it can clean out my gas lines?

  • Orion M42
    Orion M42   1 days ago

    So basically its like the metric vs the metere or the kilometre vs the mileGasoline and other resources are measured various ways in all countries

  • Ira bates
    Ira bates   1 days ago

    Who else was waiting for him to light the fuel in the tubes that he had on his desk

  • Fernando Gomez
    Fernando Gomez   1 days ago

    Ok. I HAVE to be the one to say this!!! Chris fix, I love your explanations and tests to prove your "facts" and you truly are knowledgeable and accurate, BUT, your video on the types of gas for your car is blatantly contradicting on two things you said that are PROVEN to be FALSE on your part!!!! First you say that 93 octane does NOT improve mileage or power over 87 octane then when you talk about your Corvette you said it actually DOES BOTH. My dad worked for GM factory for over 65 years! I KNOW ALL the tricks of the trade for vehicles. My brother races cars for a living ad well, so now I'LL tell you the REAL AND TRUE FACTS on fuel grade. I did these REAL-TIME tests with a 1995 Chevy lumina, 1985 chevy celebrity, 1996 Monte Carlo, 2005 chevy mini van, and a 2006 Lincoln zephyr, and now, a 2016 Lincoln MKZ, & a Nissan Armada SE. 1st, I drive the mini van between Miami & Asheville, NC twice a year...these 2 cities are exactly 787 miles apart. The van says 87 "recommended and it gives me 347miles on one full tank of octane, my dad told me to use 93 on my next trip and it gave me 453 miles!! I did this 5 times!!! And EVERY TIME I got better has mileage with 93 octane. Also, since my brother races, I asked if I could do a test on the track. This mini van goes from 0-60 in aprox. 15-17 seconds. When I did the test one week later with 93 octane, it went from 0-60 in 10 seconds!!! SO, premium gas DOES improve mileage and power in MOST vehicles!!!!! These tests had the SAME results for ALL the cars I mentioned. Including my 787 mile trips!!!

  • Zlenny
    Zlenny   1 days ago

    11:09 for the answer.

  • J.W. JDUB
    J.W. JDUB   1 days ago

    2:09 These 3 octane's difference in their resistance to ignition is equal to their difference in flashpoint temperature. 87 flashes at a lower temp than 93.

  • O
    O   1 days ago

    Why is it that my 2015 civic si I should only put 91 cause on regular it shakes on cold start

  • Josh Nessel
    Josh Nessel   1 days ago

    7x the necessary additives... now I know why my tailpipes don't get nearly as dirty with 93 vs. 87. Informative. Thank you.

  • Zealous Life
    Zealous Life   1 days ago

    What’s your take on using fuel injector cleaners?