In between looking for cheap gas while I am on my way from one place to another and listening to tv and radio ads, I know that everyone is looking for the “best” gas for the best price. The thing that gets me is when all the prices are the
same, or change with locality (change prices per city a crossed the Twin Cities), yet all of the gas companies claim that their gas is the best for your car. They make amazing promises such as your car will run longer, run better, and get better mileage, yet all of the comparisons are to low detergent gasoline. That’s where this post comes in.
So low detergent gasoline is cheaper, will make my car run “regular”, and my car will last as long as it’s supposed. Okay, I will do anything to pay less for gas when it’s over $3, right? Wrong. In my long or short life depending on your age I have never seen low detergent gas being commercially available. Most likely it’s because every gas company knows that you wouldn’t buy something detrimental to your car, or that knowingly would cause problems. As such, any gasoline you buy at a retail gas station is going to be high detergent gas and offer the same benefits or stand the same chance of getting a bad tank due to manufacturing errors. Which makes me wonder why gas companies don’t just shout their name in their advertisements rather than trying to convince us their gas is better or different?