Why should I use high quality fuel in my engine?
Have you ever wondered what damage low quality fuel can do to your engines? Well, here are some common effects "bad" fuel can cause to your engines! To start,
O-rings and gaskets can dry and shred into pieces because of bad fuel.
Low quality fuel can also cause a dirty/rusty fuel tank, these particles can travel through the fuel lines and clot them or the fuel filter.
In some extreme cases, fuel injectors have been found to be completely clotted, affecting engine start and running performance.
The fuel filter collects all the shards and residue found on fuel, but once the fuel filter collects enough dirt, the fuel flow is decreased affecting the overall performance of your engine.
Fuel has a lubricating feature that helps preserve combustion chambers and exhaust tubing. Long starts can be caused by bad fuel, this can be easily fixed by switching to a good gasoline, so keep an eye out for some of these signals.
All the fuel providers have different quality standards, so if you want to dig a bit deeper to find the best provider, empty out your fuel tank, change the fuel filter and run your car filling it up on the same provider, after 2-3 months, take the fuel filter off and check how dirty it is, repeat the procedure with new fuel filters and different providers.
Most of the negative effects are long term, so you have time to research and make the best decision on your regular fuel provider, just don't wait too long! Maximizing your engine's life span is a daily task.