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What's in your tank? AAA says gasolines with more detergent save money in the long run

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Wynnded, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 10, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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    Wynnded [OP] Wait, what?

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    I'm so laughing at this article.

    Anyone believe what AAA puts out your are in the same boat as consumer reports...

    Both are great for toilet paper..
     
  3. Jul 10, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    I will say I avoid any and all cheap fuel stations. I only use Shell (premium for Tundra due to SC) and unleaded for the Corolla. I would rather not risk some pos fuel station.
     
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  4. Jul 10, 2016 at 3:13 PM
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    Check out the list of Top Tier gas stations. http://www.toptiergas.com/ A few extra pennies per gallon can make a lot of difference in mileage and engine longevity.
     
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  5. Jul 10, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    Wynnded [OP] Wait, what?

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    I try to get E0 and avoid the places that top off their tanks with a garden hose.
     
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  6. Jul 11, 2016 at 12:32 AM
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    I have been getting my gas from GetGo (through supermarket chain of Giant Eagle). Typically I pay less 50 % of gas price because of their FuelPerks program. I noticed that it's not listed on the top tier gas list. I've had absolutely no gas-related problems with all our vehicles. When we travel, we typically use top tier gas. I see absolutely no difference.
     
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    Ding ding ding we have a winner... gas is gas..
     
  8. Jul 11, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    Not really. One of our local grocery stores here also has a rewards system. I checked the mileage over several fillups and found that I was paying more for gas using their discount than I was if I paid full price at one of the major brands. Large chain stores with associated gas stations contract with the lowest bidder and everyone in the supply chain has to turn a profit. The bigger the better. After all, stockholders want dividends. If you're paying less for fuel, it's because a corner was cut somewhere.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    But that would be a bad business practice. If I detect even a hint of inferior quality in their gas, I would stop using it. This also means they will lose their grocery store business as well.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2016 at 8:36 AM
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    It's a number game, the same as any other business. They'll lose a small number of gas customers, and a slightly smaller number of grocery shoppers. They'll gain a larger number of shoppers that never check mileage. Those shoppers just look at the discount and congratulate themselves on how much they're saving.
     
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  11. Jul 11, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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    The difference between generic gasoline and a brand name (e.g., Shell, Chevron, BP, etc) is the additive package. The additive package is key to keeping the engine clean. Does that mean if you fill up at Joe Schmos Gas your car will blow up, no. It means if you plan on keeping your vehicle for a long time and care about maintaining it and keeping the performance as close to new and possible, then use a brand name gas. I would also recommend you change vendors once in a while. What make Shell gas different than Chevron, for example, is the additive package. All gas in the US is fungible. That means once a refinery makes the regular or premium gasoline it goes into a pipeline with all the other manufacturer's gasoline. Only when it gets to a distribution terminal and gets picked up by a truck do the additives get added and then become Shell or Chevron, or what have you. Oh, and did you know there is no such thing as midgrade gasoline? It is literally a combination of Regular and Premium most often mixed right at the pump.
    Just some insider info ;)
     
  12. Jul 11, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    And thank you for using Shell gasoline. My bonus appreciates it :thumbsup:
     
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    and what do those additive packages do ?
     
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    So what are you saying here Sean..?? It's leaded juice for the hotrod & watered down booze for mom's sled ??...:D
     
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    what gas station is best #1,#2,#3 ?
    1.Chevron
    2.Mobil
    3.Shell
     
  16. Jul 11, 2016 at 1:36 PM
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    I have used Sunoco for the last 25 years in my truck, car, motorcycles, snowmobiles, lawn equipment, snowblower, and anything else that requires the use of fossil fuels and have never had an issue with fuel quality! Why Sunoco, cause its the nearest to my home. I do add Stabil ( marine grade ) to all fuel for my small engines cause it may sit for a while before I use it! But other than that, I just fill it and go. I didnt see Sunoco on the list of Top Tier fuels, but unless something changes I have no plans on goin someplace else for my fuel needs!
     
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    haha. If you have a S/C you have to use Premium ;)

    We dont have Chevron or Mobil in CO.
     
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    BP has the largest refinery in the USA.. why do you think the government didn't do anything(hardly) to them for the horizon platform screw up and gulf mess.
     
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    They are detergents, they help clean and protect engine parts from wear and tear and from build up.
     
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    Shell is considered the highest quality fuel, by independent ranking organizations. You also pay a premium for that, but if you stick to the top 5; Shell, Chevron/Texaco, BP, Total (not found too much in the States) or Exxon/Mobil, you really can't go wrong.
     
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    Actually, Port Arthur Refinery in Port Arthur, TX is the largest in the US. It was a joint venture between Shell and Saudi Aramco (known as Motiva), but it is now wholly owned and operated by Motiva.
     
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    You won't go wrong with any of those. Just switch them up once in a while.
     
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    thanks for the insider info :spy::spy::spy:
     
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    I forgot about motiva buying the plant out years ago.. I use to pull of motiva back in the day..

    Motiva is gone here at the farm now it's Magellan now for years..
     
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    There hasn't been gas since you could roll into a Gulf station & fill up with leaded 102 octane, ahhh the good ol' days...
     
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    That pretty fire orange color & a fragrance that made you glad you started huffing it....:D:D
     
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    The EPA fined them 20.8 Billion and is the largest fine in US history.
     
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    Cough (tax write off) cough.
     
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    Just a drop in the bucket for them. I have a friend that dated a BP executive during that little issue. They said it was nothing to them financially.

    They were probably able to write off 10B and the rest came from the petty cash fund. Lol

    Nonetheless, still the largest fine in US history. (Which means nothing)
     
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    That they won't have to pay the brundt of it for many years to come...


    Yep, huge exceptions for big corps. w/catastrophic events....
     
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