You pull up to the
pump and have so many selections for the type of gasoline to fill up your
vehicle. What do you choose? How do you choose it? This article is intended to
help make that decision easy for you. The paragraphs below will help you to
understand the difference as well as the pros and cons for each grade.
Today there is no leaded gasoline being sold as there was in the past. The environmental effects of leaded gasoline have been discovered and it is no longer used today. Today however people have the choice of at least three, sometimes more, grades of unleaded fuel each having higher octane than the last. So how do you make the choice?
The lowest grade is
87, also known as regular unleaded. This is the octane level of the gasoline.
Many cars on the road today will have no problem with this grade. Additionally
it is the least expensive grade as well. To decide if this will work for your
car, check your owner’s manual. All of the vehicles manufactured today include
a recommended gasoline that you should use for the best engine performance and
The next step up is a
89 grade gasoline. This is known as mid-grade. Some vehicles that are
considered a higher performance will require this type of gasoline to improve
the performance of the engine. Additionally the higher octane level helps
reduce the build up in the engine that can cause mechanical failure after a
period of time.
The final grade
selection is 92, known as premium. High performance vehicles will require this
increased octane level to help with the performance that the owners are looking
for. Racing vehicles obviously require a different type of fuel, but for the road
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Replacing a cracked
windshield is one of the most expensive auto glass repairs you may have to
carry out on your car. If you live in an area that is heavily wooded and you
regularly drive past trees, you know that the chances of having a stray, low
hanging branch hit your windshield are rather high. People who live near
highways or regularly drive over arterial roads during peak hours also face
high risk of windshield damage from road debris being thrown back at their
vehicle from other speeding automobiles. No matter how it happens, severe
windshield damage is not something you want to ignore. And if the damage is in
the area right in front of the driver’s seat, you have to set it right even if
you can ill afford the windshield replacement cost.
When the damage is too severe to repair and you have no choice but to opt for replacement, there are some ways in which you can keep your windshield replacement cost within reasonable limits.
Drive Down to the Service Center
Your local service
center may offer to make house calls to replace your windshield but many
providers add a little bit extra to their bill when you choose this option.
Check with your automobile glass service if prices for house calls are higher
than those for in garage service. If they are, simply undertake the
inconvenience of driving your car down to the garage to save yourself some
Choose Pre Owned Glass
Some reputed auto
glass service providers offer pre-owned glass for replacements. If your
windshield replacement cost is going through the roof, settling for used glass
may bring down the bill quite substantially. Make sure that your service center
checks the used glass for quality and strength before it is … » Read more