Hey All. I did a quick search and did not find information on this topic, so if it has been covered please accept my apologies and if you could link to the thread I would appreciate it.
I just bought a 12 JKU sport, and I wanted to know what brands of gas do people prefer. I have always been pretty partial to Shell, but have people had better experiences with others? I will be putting the majority of the miles on the Jeep via highway. Not so worried about MPG, but rather if one brand is better for today's engines than others.
No not really. Gasoline differences are in the additives. Just run a high detergent quality gas. Top tier listings are available online but all the major brands fit the bill.
Not to start an argument, which this topic generally does, but I try to stick to Chevron or Shell. I am running Exxon right now as the closest store has no ethanol Exxon. A store in town has no ethanol Shell so they are my two favorites at this moment.
I don't know if brands make a difference, although I tend to stay away from the smaller stations. I always go to the high volume stations , my theory being if they have a tanker in there every 2 or 3 days , I'm assured of relatively fresh gas for better performance . Slower moving stations, l think, the quality goes down as the gas sits longer and mixes with water condensation also in the tanks. Seems to work for me...
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Brands do make a difference. Recently toured a pipeline facility where additives are put into the fuel before going out to the stations. The rep stated that Shell and Aamco are the best and will give 15% better mileage.
Many of the guys have tried making the switch from brands such as wawa to shell, myself included, and have all seen better mileage. So far getting about 2mpg better overall. Some guys have gotten 40+ miles per tank better. I'm sold on it.
Interesting, do you have calculated MPG numbers to share?
Not yet just got my Jeep last month but my prev was a G35 coupe and just based my experience from using it for daily driving to work and back I paid attention to my fuel gauge and how often I filled up. Maybe just from using 92 gas?
Plus Valero corporate is here where I live in San Antonio so you hear the rumors of how they use more additives (watered down is what they say lol) than other competitors so they can advertise that 1 to 3 cent cheaper gas...
By the way, by "Others" I refer to other brands in the list above, not all brands overall. I would expect Chevron to be among the front runners for example. Based on what I had read about their additive package. Wish test results would include other brands as well.
BMW says Shell or Chevron out here. Try 76 or Arco and they misfire. I usually stick with Chevron because Shell is always more expensive. Have run Costco gas in the Jeep with no problems and decent mileage.
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The only difference I've ever observed is when I'm outside metro Atlanta and can find pure gas rather than the E10 crap, I always get a 1-2 mpg bump. Never noticed any difference between the gas at QT or Kroger and the fancy places that cost 10 cents or more extra per gallon.
I almost always go with whatever is closest/cheapest! I don't much care about the mileage aspect since I own it to enjoy it, not to worry about the cost of ownership.
That said, the two closest/cheapest to me are Costco and Phillips 66.
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