Fastlane, “a blog powered by General Motors,” makes a point that routine/preventive maintenance (i.e. oil changes and tire rotations) is necessary to keep a vehicle in top shape. However, we tend to be less discriminatory when it comes to the kind of gasoline we use.
Here’s several things that you may not know about Top Tier gasoline:
- Many gasoline stations have fuels with a modicum of deposit control detergent, which does not do a good job of preventing the build-up of deposits on fuel injectors and intake valves. Eventually this will reduce the performance of your car.
- General Motors has established the Top Tier Detergent Gasoline Standard along with six other automakers. This standard is designed to ensure optimum engine performance.
- A gas station selling Top Tier detergent gasoline offers a standard with increased detergency and no harmful metallic additives. Increased detergency reduces engine deposits, which can help improve vehicle emissions, fuel economy, and performance.
- There are currently 26 retailers in the U.S. and Canada currently selling Top Tier gasoline. All of them advertise the Top Tier logo on their pumps.
To find the retailer near you that carries Top Tier gasoline, visit toptiergas.com/retailers.