Don’t Waste Your Money On This Type of Gasoline

  • Published: 22 May 2019
  • Don’t Waste Your Money On This Type of Gasoline, DIY driving hacks and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Premium vs regular gasoline, which is better for your car? Car life hacks. Is premium gas worth it? Can my car run on regular fuel or do I need to buy premium? The truth about premium gasoline. Why not to buy premium gasoline. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   4 months back

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    • mason arruda
      mason arruda  3 months back

      Is ethanol free gas good for your car because it good for mopeds because it has a lot of plastic parts.

    • TheCaptain
      TheCaptain  4 months back

      @Scotty Kilmer
      You're full of crap. 91 octane will increase gas mileage just like an octane booster will increase it further. A simple road test is all that's needed to prove this. Run your car to empty. Put in 10 gallons of regular, run to empty again. Record mileage. Then put in 10 more gallons of premium, run to empty. Record mileage. Compare. All vehicles will get an increase in mileage and you benefit from the higher octane. Most cars will get a a big increase in mileage on top of other benefits such as better idling, no cam knocking, etc.

    • 4 gauge
      4 gauge  4 months back

      @WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666 Sound solutions carrys XS Power super-cap-batteries.
      Mine cost about $900.00,the technology is new,so it's going to be expensive for awhile.

    • WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666
      WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666  4 months back

      @teo w he don't have time

    • WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666
      WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666  4 months back

      @4 gauge Which is Cheaper & Where you get?

  • Christopher Burtraw
    Christopher Burtraw  2 months back

    You completely missed the question about the Camrys tires.

    You can run a smaller wheel from a different Camry, and use the recommended tires for that wheel as it will give the same outer diameter.

    • The chosen One
      The chosen One  3 months back

      After watching your videos i feel like Mega Mind 👍

      • Lawrence Jensen
        Lawrence Jensen  4 months back

        Up north they have winter blend and summer blend gasoline I find using premium gas in my 1999 Toyota Corolla gets better gas mileage starts Purrfect, maybe I should check the spark plugs seeing that it has 120,000 miles when I bought it I'm not sure it might be the original plugs

        • Dale Swanson
          Dale Swanson  4 months back

          On the Camry tire sizes if you use one of the other sizes that came on the same car it should work. If it clears the brakes. Example 225/45R/18 = 26” diameter 215/55R17 =26.3”. 215/60R16 =26.16”.

          • J Brown
            J Brown  4 months back

            I filled up my entire tank with premium went about 470miles til the light came on regular went 420 miles.. spent about 40 more bucks for just 50 more miles.. not worth it

            • Bob Bogart
              Bob Bogart  4 months back

              Dennis Hopper? 🤔

              • Ryan Robinson
                Ryan Robinson  4 months back

                shorai batteries

                • Jeremy King
                  Jeremy King  4 months back

                  You remind me of bernie from weekend at bernies

                  • Cindy Lou
                    Cindy Lou  4 months back

                    Is that a squirrel pillow back there on his couch? 🐿

                    • Cindy Lou
                      Cindy Lou  4 months back

                      I love love Scotty's videos but damn he makes me anxious lol. I'm taking the bus...

                      • Quantum Flux 420
                        Quantum Flux 420  4 months back

                        Hey Scotty in Australia. We have 91, 95 and 98 octane.

                        • BartD714
                          BartD714  4 months back

                          I have to put premium fuel in my 2005 VW Passat :(

                          • Peter Lamoureux
                            Peter Lamoureux  4 months back

                            Great explanation on gasoline octane. I’ve been telling people not to waste their $$$ on high octane gas for years.

                            • Michael Gwisdala
                              Michael Gwisdala  4 months back

                              Suppose premium gas is recommended by the owners manual? That is what it says in my 2017 Ford Taurus manual, otherwise it will not get all of the horsepower.

                              • linny105
                                linny105  4 months back

                                Scotty, is it worth putting premium in a turbocharged car that runs regular? My 2018 Accord 2.0 turbo seems to drive better with high test.

                                • P J
                                  P J  4 months back

                                  I love this honest channel and you make me laugh and the end music makes me dance.

                                  • Walker Forsyth
                                    Walker Forsyth  4 months back

                                    All of the LS based Chevy engines have the capabilities of "testing" the gasoline by advancing the timing all the way to the point where the knock sensors sense the slightest bit of knock. So, whether it's a Suburban or a Vette they usually get a little better mileage running premium. Also I know that all those expensive German cars have been able to do this for decades..

                                    • OG Montrana
                                      OG Montrana  4 months back

                                      I guess when Mike jones said: my gasoline always supreme.... Makes mike jones stupid.

                                      • Monica Cochran
                                        Monica Cochran  4 months back

                                        Thanks! This video prompted us to review the owners manual of our 2006 Stratus. We will go back to regular unleaded.

                                        • Samuel Arroyo
                                          Samuel Arroyo  4 months back

                                          You're great man gbu

                                          • Peter
                                            Peter  4 months back

                                            Lower octane has more potential energy

                                            • playngod
                                              playngod  4 months back

                                              I have a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 I usually use 87..but in reading the owners manual it’s suppose to use 89. When I fill up when on 1/8 tank and fill up with 89 I do notice the difference. 89 runs way better and the mileage is better 2 miles in the city driving AUSTIN TEX

                                              • Luke Glass
                                                Luke Glass  4 months back

                                                Ive got a 2 litre clio 197 sport.Its been remapped to run on premium petrol/gasoline and it will only now run on premium petrol.If I put standard unleaded in the engine rejects it and wont run very well.Also exhausts don't pop and bang from the heat,I find if I excelerate hard and change up a gear the twin exhaust will crackle,pop and bang because of unburnt petrol catching fire in the very hot exhaust

                                                • Francisco Silva
                                                  Francisco Silva  4 months back

                                                  Scotty, how I know what type of gasoline should I put in my engine??

                                                  • Iroquois Pliskin
                                                    Iroquois Pliskin  4 months back

                                                    Smaller wheels will actually improve performance and reliability if they’re lighter weight. Also 17s have more tire choices at cheaper prices. What you want to stick with is tire diameter not wheel diameter. More tire sidewall will improve ride comfort too.

                                                    • Texas_Raised_ Texas _Made

                                                      I always use regular unleaded anyways👍😅😅😅🚗

                                                      • TheRabidPosum
                                                        TheRabidPosum  4 months back

                                                        I always used 89. Everyone's got a different opinion go down the middle can't go wrong.

                                                        • CattleRustler
                                                          CattleRustler  4 months back

                                                          Lithium ion, not iron

                                                          • g VS
                                                            g VS  4 months back

                                                            A Triumph? Keep the shiny side up :-)

                                                            • Kathy Page
                                                              Kathy Page  4 months back

                                                              Have a chevy cruise my son seems to think premium gas is better
                                                              Thanks fkr the info

                                                              • timmyp34
                                                                timmyp34  4 months back

                                                                My V6 Mustang isnt all that exotic but I believe is mild Atkinson Cycle and has variable valve timing, and I believe is more potent using 93 octane

                                                                • Miles Parris
                                                                  Miles Parris  4 months back

                                                                  Hankook and Kumho tires are extremely good and a lot cheaper than name-brand stuff where fully half of what you pay is to cover their advertising costs. Falken (I think it's NTB or Discount Tire's store brand) are also excellent for the money. What Scotty said is confusing, yes you can put 16" wheels from a different Toyota model with no problem as long as the tires you put on them are the same diameter as the 18" tires on there now.

                                                                  • Peter
                                                                    Peter  4 months back

                                                                    91 octane is the minimum in Australia then 95 then 98 octane.

                                                                    • Hunter Whitchurch
                                                                      Hunter Whitchurch  4 months back

                                                                      I have made Scotty ashamed! I went up one size on my tires

                                                                      • Darrren Betker
                                                                        Darrren Betker  4 months back

                                                                        Would love for someone to invent a cheap portable octane measurer. Premium sits in tanks so long......because noone buys it.....that the octane level lowers below reg feul octane levels.

                                                                        • RockerGuy0001
                                                                          RockerGuy0001  4 months back

                                                                          We need a review on the lithium ion batteries. I am also a motorcyclist.

                                                                          • James Grate
                                                                            James Grate  4 months back

                                                                            Every mechanic should be as spunky and honest as you are ,your truly one of a kind, thanks for the gasoline info, it will most definitely help me to take better care of my truck, I have been putting high test in my Silverado, and in the manual requires the use of 87 rated gasoline, and it is flex fuel rated. Maybe that's the reason she devoloped a minor rough idle...👍👍👍👍👍👍

                                                                            • Pierre Gaudreault
                                                                              Pierre Gaudreault  4 months back

                                                                              What about 85 octane high altitude gas?

                                                                              • matt jones
                                                                                matt jones  4 months back

                                                                                My 08 BMW 328 hates 87 gas very sluggish it's like night and day difference compared to 93 especially mileage wise

                                                                                • michael hernandez
                                                                                  michael hernandez  4 months back


                                                                                  Ha! thought you didn't know that in "some" countries they don't have catalytic converters. Heck in some countries it's not even illegal not to have mufflers!

                                                                                  • F6 310
                                                                                    F6 310  4 months back


                                                                                    • Canaan Winthrop
                                                                                      Canaan Winthrop  4 months back

                                                                                      “A fancy car like a Porsche” ...and my 2014 Ford Fiesta 🙄

                                                                                      • James F
                                                                                        James F  4 months back

                                                                                        As far as going down in wheel size to negate any possible negative effect that might come from going down all you have to do is get higher profile tires. That will make the total overall diameter the same and you will see that the taller the tire the smoother the ride. The lower the profile tire the rougher the ride.

                                                                                        • shane blyth
                                                                                          shane blyth  4 months back

                                                                                          Japenese cars (from japan for their market) only have 96 and 98 so my Fuga vq350gt engine gets me 30miles more mileage compared to 91 when I use 98

                                                                                          • angelo crisostomo
                                                                                            angelo crisostomo  4 months back


                                                                                            • Kiklop
                                                                                              Kiklop  4 months back

                                                                                              Porsh again...

                                                                                              • oneplusone
                                                                                                oneplusone  4 months back

                                                                                                Scotty do my 2018 Escalade require premium or regular gas. 6.2 engine?