Do I Need To Use Premium Fuel in My Toyota?

By Product Expert | Posted in New Toyota Models, Service, Tips & Tricks on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 8:00 am
Fuel Pump with Grades White Regular 87 Octane, Blue Plus 89 Octane and Red Supreme 93 Octane

What Type of Gas Should You Use in Your Toyota?

Fuel economy and fuel prices are always a concern when you purchase a brand-new car at Downeast Toyota. Premium fuel will increase the cost at the pump and many car shoppers want to know – what type of gas should you use in your Toyota? Do you need to use premium gas in your Toyota? Take a closer look at the key differences between regular and premium fuel to find out what type of gas your 2019 Toyota RAV4 needs in the Bangor area.


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Which Toyota Models Should Use Premium Fuel?

Black and White Fuel Gauge on White Background with Red Needle by FullAre you concerned that you should be using premium fuel in your Toyota? Don’t be. The majority of Toyota models require that you use regular unleaded fuel – although using premium fuel can extend the life of your vehicle. A general rule of thumb is that if you own a performance-tuned vehicle, you should use premium fuel. Models in the Toyota lineup that recommend you use premium fuel include the 2019 Toyota 86 and the 2020 Toyota Supra.

What Are the Differences Between Regular and Premium Fuel?

If you are reading this, you may be wondering – what is the big deal? What are the differences between regular and premium fuel? Does it really matter which type of fuel I use in my Toyota RAV4? The regular vs premium fuel debate all comes down to the octane rating. Higher octane fuel means that it is less likely that combustion will occur prior to ignition – known as pre-ignition or engine knock. Regular unleaded gas will have an 87-octane rating in most cases and many gas stations will offer an 89-octane midgrade fuel. Premium unleaded fuel is considered gas that possesses an octane rating of 91 or higher – 91-octane and 93-octane are the most common options.


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Are you the proud owner of a brand-new 2020 Toyota Tacoma? Are you concerned about what type of fuel you should use? Have you asked – what type of gas should you use in your Toyota? Does your Toyota require premium fuel? Find the answers you are looking for with this guide to fuel types at Downeast Toyota. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a brand-new Toyota that will deliver the performance and capability you need!

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