What is the BEST Fuel to Use in Your Car or Truck and WHY

  • Published on Oct 15, 2019
  • Ever wonder what grade gasoline should you use in your car (what octane)? Are you paying for premium gas when you can just use regular? Are you using regular and damaging your engine? This video will bust all of the myths and tell you the FACTS on what fuel you should use and why.
    Many people throw money away and fill their car with the incorrect fuel every day. Running premium or midgrade in a car designed to run regular is a waste of money and has no HP or MPG benefits. You will not make more power or get better fuel economy running premium fuel if the car manufacturer tunes the car to use regular gas in most cases. I also see some people run regular gas in cars that need premium and the knock sensors have to adjust timing significantly to prevent damaging engine knock. I also hear a lot of people say that premium gasoline has more energy or burns cooler or slower so I will put a rest to all of these "myths" with facts.
    More info on fuels and additives: www.shell.us/motorist/shell-fuels/shell-v-power-nitro-plus-premium-gasoline.html
    Fuel Injector Machine I used: amzn.to/2MeGbnZ

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  29 days ago +4938

    I hope you guys like the animations and all the extras that went into this video! It took a while to do (you guys who follow me on Instagram know lol) but I think it is worth showing you examples instead of just taking my word for it! For those asking, here is where I got the fuel injector cleaner/tester: amzn.to/31kHwhk

    • Teicl
      Teicl 2 days ago

      Hey Chis, i know you dont know it but here in europe we have 102 ron from aral
      So that means we still have better fuel

    • Phillip Cassady
      Phillip Cassady 3 days ago

      this isn't really related to this video but one of my cars rear speakers is busted and i can't figure out how to get the panel over the speaker off. i have a 2008 Pontiac g6 gt 3.9l v6 hardtop convertible. i dont have the owners manual and have looked all over the internet for videos and nothing. i have even been on a Pontiac owners forum but they weren't much help. i was wondering if there was anyway you might be able to help with my problem? if not its cool.

    • MCavetti
      MCavetti 3 days ago

      i luv all ur videos. dont know how someone dislikes them

    • Emanuel Pagan
      Emanuel Pagan 5 days ago

      ChrisFix great video! I wonder if you could every do a video on exchanging transmission fluid on a sealed transmission like on a 2008 toyota tundra 5.7 with no dipstick from the manufacturer. Thanks!

    • The Amazoner
      The Amazoner 5 days ago

      Please do a face reveal

  • Jordan Collins
    Jordan Collins 17 hours ago

    Great video. Would be cool to see a video comparing ethanol free gas and gas containing ethanol.

  • D Rageway
    D Rageway 17 hours ago

    Whatever your engine was designed to run on. Read your owner's manual.

  • meltdownman
    meltdownman 18 hours ago

    Putting an additive like corn/ethanol is makes the gas mileage go down! High octane sales pitch is that they offer no ethanol blending.

  • David Faith
    David Faith 19 hours ago

    Hey Chris Fix, Guys here and today we are going to watch your video.

  • MRO
    MRO 19 hours ago

    My 2016 gmc Denali 5.3 uses 93 octane to pull a trailer. If I use 87 it will detonate. I don’t get better mileage by using 93, actually worse, just smoother performance at redline with 7800lb going up a hill.

  • WhiteWolfPack
    WhiteWolfPack 20 hours ago

    What about 100% gasoline ethanol free

  • Centered & focused
    Centered & focused 20 hours ago

    very informative and insightful, although whenever excited your voice is annoying as F***!

  • C_Rava
    C_Rava 20 hours ago

    In Europe we have 100 octane. (Shell v-power)

  • Alan Barron
    Alan Barron 22 hours ago

    What about 85 octane for Colorado drivers?

  • joseph bendzinski
    joseph bendzinski 22 hours ago +1

    I pick the gas octain rating that the car maker recommends

  • S. K.
    S. K. 23 hours ago +1

    Very informative information.👌👍

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  22 hours ago

      Glad you learned something!

  • Tony Hampton
    Tony Hampton 23 hours ago


    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  22 hours ago

      Good thing you dont have to read anything, you just watch!

  • Jack Rochford
    Jack Rochford Day ago

    Where’s the hummer

  • Xsbg 247
    Xsbg 247 Day ago

    0:31 or you can usethe mide broken one

  • Cynical Possum
    Cynical Possum Day ago

    In my country there is no such thing as 87, we only have 89 (95 and variants) and 93 (98 and variants). We don't have the ship stuff... :'( *cries in Octane*

  • Stanley Plock
    Stanley Plock Day ago

    My 2004 BMW 325i was only getting 15 mpg and always had very low power.
    I had this car for 3 years.
    I put some fuel injector cleaner in the tank. Didn't notice any difference.
    However, after a while on the next tank full it suddenly had what felt like a Doubling in power!
    It actually pushes me back in the seat now.
    I haven't checked the mileage yet, but I assume I should be getting around 20 mpg or more.
    I didn't think it would really make much difference.
    For around $10, it's worth trying.

  • Manuel Esquibel
    Manuel Esquibel Day ago

    I have a 2014 Ford Fusion turbo eco boost and always run premium

  • Scott LaBone
    Scott LaBone Day ago

    Thanks again ChrixFix for another great video! Appreciate it brother!

  • william george lopez, junior

    What about an old high mileage malaise era car Chris? Actually 100k only but still
    ... old...

  • Wendy Sillekens
    Wendy Sillekens Day ago +1

    Get a TESLA

  • Lando Calrissian

    Ethanol free so you don’t support the farmer welfare....

  • Cengiz
    Cengiz Day ago

    hello nice information video thanx
    please help
    my car 99 corolla 4-efe engine
    my car problem: engine warms idle 650rpm/m :( my car vibration problems???
    my english bad, sorry

  • Zooud
    Zooud Day ago

    Can’t believe this guy just lied to 5mil people smhh🥴

  • Zooud
    Zooud Day ago

    I am sorry but no one should listen to this guy higher octane higher the resistance which mean hotter it burns its common since

    AP3XBOX Day ago

    Whatever your manual says to use, you idiots.

  • Randal Loshbough

    Sorry but your wrong i have tested all fuels by putting exactly 1 gallon in my car and driving till out and using odometer 93 no ethanol gas gets 4 miles more a gallon and boycott ethanol its horrible and all it is is cut for gas to make more money much like cocaine except ethanol is legal robbery thanks America government and i also drove exact route at same speed and rpm

  • Yan Espinosa
    Yan Espinosa Day ago

    This guy is so impressive and smart. I wanna be like him with cars. I’ve learned so much about what I know about cars watching him every day!

  • Peter Bjöns
    Peter Bjöns Day ago

    Ofc America should have thier own octane rating ;)

  • George Senda
    George Senda Day ago

    If you put the 93 in a Prius will it hurt it ? We have had 5 ( accidents caused by bad drivers, among other reasons - a long story ) and once we sell our current 2007 we will be buying a better one with way less mileage.
    I appreciate the steering wheel clock video.
    Our passenger side airbag light is one and the dealer says it needs to be replaced or reset, I forget which. The car came like that when we bought it. I have no idea how to do it.
    But I know a lot about Priuses after having so many of them.

  • Brentan Llewellyn
    Brentan Llewellyn Day ago +1

    Always great

  • Tony Snake
    Tony Snake Day ago

    What state ur in cuz ur gas prices are fucking cheap

  • jooger69
    jooger69 Day ago +1

    There is no fuel comparable to the 87 octane sold in Europe.

    • jooger69
      jooger69 Day ago

      @ChrisFix I did. Which means that the myth is half true. "Weaker" fuel is sold in USA, but so is fuel with a higher octane. The european regular is RON95 (PON 89), but there is no RON91 (PON87) in europe.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Day ago

      Watch the video!

  • Elias Bargee
    Elias Bargee Day ago

    Id love to see that 70% cleaning claim put to the test by you.

  • James Bond
    James Bond Day ago

    Look at fuel price😲..definitely not in California.

  • lomer mercs
    lomer mercs Day ago +1


  • B B
    B B Day ago

    When was this filmed those prices are amazing! 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Michael Placzek
    Michael Placzek Day ago

    Disappointed in the lack of Hummers

  • Michael Placzek
    Michael Placzek Day ago

    That's cheap gas...

  • trumpmakemehappy

    maybe you should move out and transport all of those trashy cars off your property bro. if i was your neighbor id be pissed. noone wants to see a driveway full of shit.

  • Zaher Hariz19
    Zaher Hariz19 Day ago

    Different between leaded and unleaded fuel?

  • Andy Jordan Male
    Andy Jordan Male Day ago +1

    Do you have lpg in US? Great video. Jesus bless

  • Lance Ripplinger

    We have 85 where I live. 87 is "mid grade" here. And then we have 91 as the "premium" option. I think this all depends on the locality or laws. My owners manual for my 2004 Ford Ranger says to use 87, so that is what I have always used.

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  • RocketMyDog1
    RocketMyDog1 2 days ago

    Damn well-done videos!

  • Lars Erik Grindvold
    Lars Erik Grindvold 2 days ago

    I have leadfree 95 for my car 😊

  • OriginalMe
    OriginalMe 2 days ago

    that tip about eu fuel vs american fuel was nice. i didnt know america measured the octanes differently.

  • The Problem Solver
    The Problem Solver 2 days ago

    Is e85 cheaper than 87 octane?

    • The Problem Solver
      The Problem Solver Day ago

      @Scootaloo ok
      Thanks for the info

    • Scootaloo
      Scootaloo Day ago

      Yes. E85 is about 30 cents a gallon cheaper than regular 87 on average.

  • Wayne Lewis
    Wayne Lewis 2 days ago


  • JawDropper
    JawDropper 2 days ago

    Here in Europe, Romania to be exact, prices for low octane (95) is 1.30$ per liter. (1gallon = 3.7l) so it’s 4.81$ / gallon .

  • HansenPL
    HansenPL 2 days ago

    Great informative video. Mythbuster.

  • TheWolfAndTheDragon Howl

    do you know anything bout diesels ?

  • Riku_DarkWielder
    Riku_DarkWielder 2 days ago

    Well living in Colorado where regular is 85 not 87 i feel a little better going with the 85 for frequently

  • Clifton Honaker
    Clifton Honaker 2 days ago

    Very good video! Thank you for this!!

  • Mongo
    Mongo 2 days ago

    2.37 for gas? sign me up

  • chad harvey
    chad harvey 2 days ago +1

    Can you do a video about lift ticks in the motor? Also, can you do a video about dashboard lights going out and how to fix them?

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 days ago

      I have a video all about how to replace dashboard lights, check it out: tvclip.biz/video/qRMSvFO7org/video.html

  • Gnootnix
    Gnootnix 2 days ago

    * laughs in E10 *

    Welcome to The Netherlands folks

  • Nick Fit
    Nick Fit 2 days ago

    seriously... at Malaysia only have RON 95,97, and RON 100..

  • Marc Glembotzki
    Marc Glembotzki 2 days ago

    We got 102 Octane in Germany😂

    • Scootaloo
      Scootaloo Day ago

      We have 110 in the US. ^_~

  • be eef
    be eef 2 days ago

    This gives me flashbacks when u cleaned the head of ur blue honda