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Top Tier Gas: good for your car, good for your wallet

Written by maryp posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

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BMW, Toyota, Honda and GM have set the standard for Top Tier gasoline that contains detergent additives that control deposits. Yes, the EPA does require that some amount of additives be mixed with all gasoline sold in the U.S., but these automakers believed that the EPA did not go far enough to insure that your engine gets optimal performance

The Top Tier gasoline is higher in detergents than the current EPA requirement. Go to the for some interesting information that can help you protect your BMW. The use of Top Tier gasoline has been proven to be beneficial to control deposits on fuel injectors, intake valves and the combustion chamber. The actual testing is detailed in the above report as well as, a list of gasoline retailers.

For maximum fuel efficiency use the recommended octane for your BMW and stick with the Top Tier fuel, (as BMW recommends), to maintain performance, emission control and engine longevity.

For those of you who think this is all a bunch of hooey, …..keep pumpin’ that cheap gas and we’ll see you sooner, rather than later.

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