9. Run the Appropriate Grade of Fuel
Like riding the bus, following directions is practically unpatriotic. If you do, the terrorists could win. Americans are pioneer cowboys, red-white-and-blue rebels that don’t take kindly to being told what to do. Still, as hard as it is, doing as instructed can be beneficial and it can save you money when it’s time to fill ‘er up.
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Running the appropriate grade of fuel is important. If your car calls for regular gasoline, pricey premium isn’t going to do you any good; it just costs more. Likewise, if your vehicle requires something with 93 octane you’re better off ponying up and putting it in. If you don’t it could lead to internal engine damage. To maximize your savings follow manufacturer fuel recommendations.