OK, so I just went to this gas station by my job that has the cheapest regular gas in town. I chose regular at the pump but when the nozzle clicked signaling that my tank is full, I noticed that Ultra gas was just pumped instead of the regular. I’m worried b/c I remember the manual for my 09 Altima saying to only use regular gas. Can I cause damage to my car by not using regular?
You'll be fine. a higher octane gasoline shouldn't hurt the performance of your car. You may actually see an increase in the pep of the vehicle. The only thing that you could be at risk to is the engine knocking. If you're not familiar with it just google it.
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nope he will be completely fine. if he goes under the minimum required octane he will have knock. his car is stock so he wont have to worry cause all he needs is 87. i need over 91 or i will have issues
I use 93 octane in my 2.5 sometimes. It might just be me but it feels like the car is a lot faster. And the engine seems to run more smoothly. Went back to regular recently because premium in tampa is $4.35
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