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 weeks back

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    • mason arruda
      mason arruda  4 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back

      @teo w he don't have time

    • WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666
      WisdomOverWicked 777RULES666  4 weeks back

      @4 gauge Which is Cheaper & Where you get?

  • The chosen One
    The chosen One  1 weeks back

    After watching your videos i feel like Mega Mind 👍

    • Lawrence Jensen
      Lawrence Jensen  3 weeks 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  3 weeks 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  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back

            Dennis Hopper? 🤔

            • Ryan Robinson
              Ryan Robinson  4 weeks back

              shorai batteries

              • Jeremy King
                Jeremy King  4 weeks back

                You remind me of bernie from weekend at bernies

                • Cindy Lou
                  Cindy Lou  4 weeks back

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

                  • Cindy Lou
                    Cindy Lou  4 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                      • BartD714
                        BartD714  4 weeks back

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

                        • Peter Lamoureux
                          Peter Lamoureux  4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                • Walker Forsyth
                                  Walker Forsyth  4 weeks 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..

                                  • Arun Rana
                                    Arun Rana  4 weeks back

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

                                    • Monica Cochran
                                      Monica Cochran  4 weeks 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 weeks back

                                        You're great man gbu

                                        • Peter
                                          Peter  4 weeks back

                                          Lower octane has more potential energy

                                          • playngod
                                            playngod  4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                • Iroquois Pliskin
                                                  Iroquois Pliskin  4 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                      • CattleRustler
                                                        CattleRustler  4 weeks back

                                                        Lithium ion, not iron

                                                        • g VS
                                                          g VS  4 weeks back

                                                          A Triumph? Keep the shiny side up :-)

                                                          • Kathy Page
                                                            Kathy Page  4 weeks back

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

                                                            • timmyp34
                                                              timmyp34  4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Hunter Whitchurch
                                                                    Hunter Whitchurch  4 weeks back

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

                                                                    • Darrren Betker
                                                                      Darrren Betker  4 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                                        • James Grate
                                                                          James Grate  4 weeks 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 weeks back

                                                                            What about 85 octane high altitude gas?

                                                                            • matt jones
                                                                              matt jones  4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back


                                                                                  • Canaan Winthrop
                                                                                    Canaan Winthrop  4 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • James F
                                                                                      James F  4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back


                                                                                          • Kiklop
                                                                                            Kiklop  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Porsh again...

                                                                                            • oneplusone
                                                                                              oneplusone  4 weeks back

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

                                                                                              • chris decker
                                                                                                chris decker  4 weeks back

                                                                                                I saw a study on gas and the finding was they are all alike I put regular in both my back and car hasn’t hurt them one bit