Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Nissan Altima GXE, Premium Fuel???
I recently bought a '99 Nissan Altima GXE. I'm putting in premium gas
but I think it may be just a waste of money. Is there any advantage to
putting in premium unleaded gas vs. regular unleaded gas. Would premium
unleaded keep the injectors cleaner or help the car run better? ....Kenny
your vehicle is designed to run on regular grade fuel, stick to it. Rarely
does the use of premium fuel provide an overall benefit to a vehicle that
is designed for regular fuel. In fact, using a premium fuel in a vehicle
that has an engine designed for regular fuel can create problems (not
to mention the higher cost of the fuel). There are operating conditions
that a vehicle would perform better using a higher grade of fuel, for
example towing a trailer or heavy load. Check your Owner's Manual and
follow the fuel recommendations provided by the manufacturer.