New Report Shows US Drivers Waste Billions on Premium Gas

According to new AAA research, 16.5 million U.S. drivers used premium fuel in the last year despite the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation.
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Now to rebuild a report out this one at about. Runaway money at the gas pump according to research by triple A America's wasted billions of dollars last year human premium gas. They didn't need in our own big ABC David curly joins us hello there David good morning. Good morning Michael you know we all like to kind of take care of our cars right yes if I shot one together bullet to the club George and they struggle you know what. How did that 91 net 93 have collected that Archie percent of we've got some billion that Sears choppy Chang tell us more about this story at the higher octane you're talking about the choices you have regular premium. And you know what you want to give your car brown beat 31 to give the state give us premium. We'll believe this sixteen million Americans are putting premium in a car that doesn't need it. And according to AAA that means they are wasting money two point one billion dollars a year spent on premium gas that you don't really need in fact. 70%. Of the cars on the road that Americans drive take regular gas. And what AAA is saying guys is basically that's all you need to put in your regular gas into the work just fine thing like your waist and all that hall of fame changed I don't. Something over this sort of thought of it like Winston. Can regular day he guarding today it. Here's the other side of the story we have of your Nicole who treated on our social tools that she's premium gas or older car because in Knox and pains and she doesn't. So it is so can I make the vehicle run better even if it's not required. Yes she's probably getting rid of the pain but the problem is up money she spending it she saved at all. And actually tuned up the car made a runaway was supposed to do it wouldn't be pinging that's the key what triple A says they did. Is a took cars they've put it on basically a treadmill for cars and I anemometer. And basically found there was no increase in horsepower there was no increase in performance if you put premium in irregulars so the advice from triple A is. Make sure it cars running right. And put in the regular gas now if you have a car. Flexilis do that have to have premiums. Continue for premium it. Talking that's not very easy excuse.

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