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

  • Közzététel: 2019.okt.15.
  • 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: www.shell.us/motorist/shell-fuels/shell-v-power-nitro-plus-premium-gasoline.html
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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  Hónapja +4983

    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: amzn.to/31kHwhk

    • mystic jeremy
      mystic jeremy 9 órája

      Dang wish vegas had 2.37 per gallon again

    • John Givens
      John Givens 17 órája

      Themattinator 86 I’m sure that would damage the engine within a certain number of miles.

    • Themattinator 86
      Themattinator 86 19 órája

      What would happen if you mix all of the octane's together, would that do anythinh?

    • Alonzo Santos
      Alonzo Santos 20 órája

      Ricco kimbrough diesel is more expensive

    • John Givens
      John Givens 2 napja

      ChuChuTrain Only once? It won’t damage anything. Over a long period of time, perhaps.

  • Russell Tendler
    Russell Tendler 9 órája

    How does this man have every type of car

  • Davidbroski69 69
    Davidbroski69 69 9 órája

    3$ for gas ?!?? I need to move out of CA my dumb ass is paying 5$ for 91

  • Ethanisway2cool4 U
    Ethanisway2cool4 U 9 órája

    What a guy

  • Jason
    Jason 9 órája

    ahh but could it have something to do with Americans using the West Texas Intermediate fuels and Europe and Middle East using Brent Crude Index?

  • Bezzy Russell
    Bezzy Russell 10 órája

    And higher spark advance! High octane is necessary.
    great video

  • Daddy Daddio
    Daddy Daddio 11 órája

    you completely forgot the most Important Thing, the owners manual will tell the exact grade your vehicle will need to run at the most efficient level. it is in every owners manual. most 4 & 6, some 8 cylinders even, will run on 87 octane with no detonation or pre ignition. over the years, manufacturers have created bigger & better engines rated for a much smoother drive with turbo chargers etc, can lets say 87 octane with no problems. that's a true statement. I've seen it, drove it, ran it etc. your engine has got to be rated at Higher HP, Torque etc for the application and purpose it will serve. the engines have only achieved about maybe less than half great fuel savings anymore, plus now we have the single overhead and double over head cam, or roller cam engines which create the Horse Power in a more efficient and better way yielding a smoother running engine that has some ass to it as well & these engines would or could all be, 4, 6, 8 cylinder engines. higher octane does't do JACK anymore like it use to because these newer engines are designed to run more efficiently & with more get up and go.


    Wow good stuff, my car is funny because it's true that it says it takes regular but the specs in later years updated to say premium recommended (same engine) and the car feels better on shell v-power so I'm gonna use that especially since it's a plug-in hybrid and the engine sets around allot I'll just do it and it just feels better to me honestly.

  • Daniel Yong
    Daniel Yong 11 órája

    hey Chris, what you are doing is really cool and I learned a lot. Thank you !

  • Cooper
    Cooper 11 órája

    v-power at shell in SoCal can get up to $4.99 per gallon....

  • Alan M
    Alan M 13 órája

    How about looking at your car manual? Mine says to use 87 octane. Done.

  • Peter Turel
    Peter Turel 13 órája

    Wrong, the higher the octane, the less BTU there is in the fuel.

  • Frank
    Frank 13 órája +1

    In Colorado, 85 octane *IS* regular.

  • midwest rp
    midwest rp 14 órája

    the part that bugged me was when he called a mustang a muscle car

  • NakedTruth
    NakedTruth 15 órája

    Hi Chris, I own Hyundai Verna 4s Petrol 1.6 variant which has been standing for almost a year. Car is just 5 years Old. What precautionary measures should I take to make sure engine stays healthy. Does Petrol cars have any problem caused by RUST inside (if this happens) the engine if the car was not driven for this long time, do you recommend changing the OIL after few kilometers now?
    Please suggest. Thanks

  • Alejandro Garcia
    Alejandro Garcia 15 órája

    I heard about Chris fix in another dudes video talking shit on him 😂

  • Joe Bartley
    Joe Bartley 15 órája

    I can see you being a hand model on qvc 😂

  • Bertisevil666
    Bertisevil666 16 órája

    Funny thing about some KIA 2.4L engines, using 89 octane increases the torque by 15 ft.lbs, but fuel economy and horsepower remain the same.

  • Mario Dion
    Mario Dion 16 órája

    Im from austria, we have 95 (super) and 98 (super plus) thats it 👨‍💻

  • Insta_Radio
    Insta_Radio 16 órája

    This is why I just want a Tesla 😂😂

  • Vindiii
    Vindiii 18 órája

    What does early detonation sound like ?

  • Themattinator 86
    Themattinator 86 19 órája

    What does premium unleaded mean?

  • Rene House
    Rene House 19 órája

    Chris, I don't know who you are and this is the first video I've seen of yours but I've got to tell you, this has been the single GREATEST video I've EVER seen on HUclip... the GREATEST EVER! Thank you. I've subscribed! Oh, and by-the-way... I'm an automotive service adviser.

  • Kevin Landaverde
    Kevin Landaverde 19 órája

    $2.37 per gallon?? God I hate California...

  • Noel Aito
    Noel Aito 19 órája

    Aside from cost are there any disadvantages to running a higher octane then required or recommended.

  • David Lacroix
    David Lacroix 19 órája

    and while I am at it, I might as well state this:..two major contributors to spark knock or detonation is raised compression due to excessive carbon build up AND heat....if you have an older car and it knocks constantly, chances are good that you have carbon built up on the top of the piston which is raising compression levels. switching fuels to remedy is like putting a bandaid on a severed limb, you are only covering up a bigger problem. a years worth of buying super unleaded fuel to mask a problem is far more expensive than having a good thorough fuel injection AND fuel induction cleaning service performed. (there are many do it yourself kits available to do this at home to save labor, but, do not do it yourself if you don't have a clue about how a car engine operates. and as far as the heat concern...again, it is cheaper to have your cooling system serviced and thermostat changed yearly and keep your engine running at the correct temperature. there are also options of a lower temp thermostat for those people who drive in city traffic during the heat of summer. keeping your engine at or below operating temperature will greatly reduce the risk of detonation. an explanation of detonation is better understood by saying that fuel ignites a split second BEFORE the spark plug fires due to excessive compression (which generates higher heat) and engine temps being too high. so, the "pinging" noise you hear is the piston wrist pin and/or connecting rod being forced to go in the opposite direction BEFORE it is timed to do so......hope this helps your next video

  • David Lacroix
    David Lacroix 20 órája

    30 year automotive TECHNICIAN here...3 factory certifications (Hyundai, Kia and Mazda)...advice #1....be careful when referring to the owners manual of your car. manufacturers print a generic manual covering multiple model configurations, be sure you are being advised on the exact model YOU are driving. (different engines and transmission combinations will require different fuels and maintenance schedules) advice #2...in the beginning of this (well made) video, you clearly stated that different octane fuels have no bearing on economy or power, yet your final statements about recommended fuel type cars, you stated that you may benefit from increased economy and power should you choose higher octane. you might want to clarify this for the people who do not know better....do not take this as an insult, just wanted to point out some important, real world advice. your video was very entertaining and should give the general public a better understanding of fuels and why you DO NOT need to run super unleaded if your car doesn't require it...good job

    • Mystery 1
      Mystery 1 10 órája

      I was going to comment on the same contradictions about power and economy.

  • Keecheng Vang
    Keecheng Vang 20 órája

    Right on point. Thanks Chris. Keep it coming.

    MVRWC 20 órája

    Can using fuel with a high detergent content like the Shell Premium clean dirty pistons and valves?

    • MVRWC
      MVRWC 20 órája

      Nevermind, you answered the question at 13:00. Thanks!

  • Matt S
    Matt S 21 órája

    How about Ethanol-free gas?

  • EmptySergeant
    EmptySergeant 23 órája

    well we don't have 93 octane in Europe so our fuel is better xD

  • Brenton Marchesi

    Hey Chris, love your videos... What's the best way to remove and prevent rust from a fuel tank?

  • ThatGuyDave
    ThatGuyDave Napja

    So many wrong facts

  • Esa Syt
    Esa Syt Napja

    Must be weird cause his videos are all voice overs. So he’s basically just using hand gestures while filming this. And I’m sure the cashier wouldn’t think twice about calling the cops. I would. Lol

  • sonycans
    sonycans Napja

    I drive a Nissan Pathfinder that was built in the USA. It is rated to use standard Australian unleaded which is 91ron but I use 95ron and I actually get a better economy and performance. Should the 98ron V-Power, it performs well but I get bad economy. I find with many vehicles is that I go one grade better but not two.
    A european car normally uses 95ron and I use 98ron which is for my Peugeot 307.

  • RVguy
    RVguy Napja +1

    Many years ago, I worked at a Standard Oil gas station and we had 110 octane available in white pumps. It was great gas for drag racing.

  • Cassie Royce
    Cassie Royce Napja

    So... my parents never taught me anything about cars. I recently bought my own car but I have NOOO idea how to take care of it. Watching these videos make me feel soo much better! I honestly feel like he’s a dad or uncle teaching me how to change my oil etc and honestly I’m so ashamed of how much neglect I’ve put into my car😔 promise I’ll take better care of her!

  • diesel828
    diesel828 Napja

    I use 87 no matter what because it’s the cheapest here in California where it’s like $4.40 a gallon. And besides, my civic compression ratio is low.

  • jdubbace
    jdubbace Napja

    This was always a discussion when shipping Cars from Japan: gtr , rx7 , Jzx90

  • robtok082
    robtok082 Napja

    How would you rank the best gas? I usually go to Speedway, Wawa or Quick chek.

  • Kira Yamato
    Kira Yamato Napja

    in my country ron 95 is the lowest petrol u can get... highest is 100.. i feel bad for u guys :(

    • Mystery 1
      Mystery 1 11 órája

      Try watching again, starting at the 4:50 mark you can learn the difference between your RON and the USA PON ratings.

  • Mishka Plays PC

    I love that I know we’re exactly where this was filmed

  • Aleferna DLS
    Aleferna DLS Napja

    Here in Spain you can just choose between 95 or 98 octane

    • St. Beter
      St. Beter 10 órája

      That’s another algorithm they use to grade their fuel, 98 from europe is 93 octane USA.

  • vince j
    vince j Napja

    how about 89?

  • raymae60
    raymae60 Napja

    Factory owner's manual.

  • Jay p
    Jay p Napja

    Thank you for summarizing useful info.!

  • Alex Mace
    Alex Mace Napja

    What if you been using regular gas for years on a ride that requires premium?
    Would it be better to replace the valves, pistons, fuel injectors etc...??

  • drew25_
    drew25_ Napja

    My car is premium only but my brother was putting 93 in it when he drove it will it mess up my engine or not

  • VN P
    VN P Napja

    Great video. But I miss something here. If grade of the gas doesn’t have an impact on the engine performance, how does Mazda officially claim that the hours power of their turbo will increase when high octane gas is used (CX9 & CX5 turbo)?

  • HollywoodSaint 57

    5.5k people ran out of Gas

  • Chris Boats
    Chris Boats Napja

    my 2001 4.3 mercruiser boat was dieseling, or running on. All the forms I read said to step up in octane to prevent that. It has helped so far.

  • Gage Smith
    Gage Smith 2 napja

    That was a long video just to say look in the manual lol learned a bit though thanks for the info!

  • Andrew P
    Andrew P 2 napja

    Lot of video just to tell us to listen to the owners manual....good info nonetheless I suppose. Very clickbaity.

  • Jason Rasmussen
    Jason Rasmussen 2 napja

    Exxon/Mobil gas vs Shell?

  • Tommy MacDerenphyce

    Too much better than a big cargo ship....

  • stevrock693
    stevrock693 2 napja

    What about vehicles in storage for 6 months at a time?
    I have had carbs gum up, and what I have heard most was that regular fuel has a certain percentage of ethanol, and the ethanol teens to him up over time.
    Would I be better off using high test as it doesn't contain ethanol? Am I completely wrong?

  • djdiaz
    djdiaz 2 napja

    WOW! I was blown away by this video! Flabbergasted! I couldn't beleave it! My jaw dropped! $2.42 for regular?!!!!
    MAN!!! Where do you live?!!!!

  • emigrate
    emigrate 2 napja

    I did what you di Chris, drive in a helmet.I got stoped and detaned by H.M Constabulary. I aargued theat why is it prmissable for a a Mulsim to drive in with a Full face veil but I cant drive with helmet?

  • LLP_luke Boi
    LLP_luke Boi 2 napja

    Good video. I leende very much ❤😊

  • Dabunny Rabbit
    Dabunny Rabbit 2 napja

    awesome vid.
    👍 and sub.