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What Happens If You Put the Wrong Gas in Your Car?

What Happens If You Put the Wrong Gas in Your Car?

If you just purchased a vehicle, you may be eager to get it on the road. First, you need to fill up the tank. You get to the gas station and realize that you put the wrong fuel in the gas tank at the last minute. What happens when a vehicle is filled with the wrong gas? What should you do?  If you put regular gas in a vehicle meant for premium fuel: Handling and performance will be reduced.  The fuel economy will be decreased. Long term engine damage will not occur.  Using premium fuel should reverse any adverse effects.  Premium fuel in a vehicle meant for regular fuel:   If the owner’s manual recommends using regular fuel, using premium fuel won’t offer any benefits. Using premium gas should not cause any significant damage. Gas in a vehicle meant for diesel fuel:  Gas in a diesel engine is damaging to a car. Diesel lubricates the fuel system, while gas can cause premature wear on ... read more