Cheap gas Orange County

Don't be afraid of cheap gas, it won't harm your car, experts say
October 7, 2016 – 09:08 pm

1 of 6

Yung Kim of Placentia cleans his windshield as he fills up Friday morning at an Arco station in Anaheim. Gasoline in California meets a high environmental bar. KEN STEINHARDT, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A motorist pulls into this Arco station Friday morning at 3101 E La Palma Ave at Kraemer Blvd in Anaheim is selling Regular grade for $3.93. Gas prices have stabilized at most stations. KEN STEINHARDT, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Gas prices have stabilized at most stations on Friday. This Arco station at 3101 E. La Palma Ave in Anaheim is selling regular grade for $3.93. KEN STEINHARDT, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Morning commuters buy gas Friday morning at an Arco station at 3101 E. La Palma Ave. in Anaheim is selling Regular grade for $3.93. Gas prices have stabilized at most stations. KEN STEINHARDT, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER One motorist bought and paid $100.00 for 25.4 gallons of gas at an Arco station in Anaheim on Friday morning. KEN STEINHARDT, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER If this week's record spike in gasoline prices sent you scurrying to a budget station to save a few bucks, you're not alone. And maybe you wondered: Is a cheap fill-up bad for my car? SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Yung Kim of Placentia cleans his windshield as he fills up Friday morning at an Arco station in Anaheim. Gasoline in California meets a high environmental bar.KEN STEINHARDT, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

BY NICOLE KNIGHT SHINE / STAFF WRITER

Related stories

If this week’s record spike in gasoline prices sent you scurrying to a budget station to save a few bucks, you’re not alone. And maybe you wondered: Is a cheap fill-up bad for my car?

The difference between what you’d pay for gas at an independent station versus a name-brand one stood at nearly a dollar on Thursday. According to GasBuddy, you would have spent $3.79 for a gallon of regular at Fountain Valley Fuels, while a gallon of regular at the 76 on Costa Mesa’s 17th Street would’ve set you back $4.65.

Ouch.

While there’s a lively debate among auto experts, mechanics and motorists over whether all gas is created equal, we turned to science to suss out the truth behind gas lore.

Our goal is to save you money – and give you peace of mind – the next time you pull up to the pump.

Is cheap gas bad gas?

Rest assured, penny-pinching at the pump isn’t bad for your engine.

“Buy the cheapest gas you can get that’s convenient and close, ” advised Steve Mazor, chief automotive engineer with Automobile Club of Southern California Automotive Research Center, who has been testing gas for 30 years.

He said that cheap gas isn’t dirty, as some may claim.

A few years back, Mazor ran lab tests and road tests at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds on three samples of gas from independent and major stations. The tests measured emissions, fuel economy, acceleration and driveablity. And this was in a blind test, so Mazor didn’t know which gas was which.

Was there a difference?

“No difference, ” Mazor said of the results.

In 2012, Consumer Reports also came down on the side of generic gas, debunking the myth that no-name stations supply low-quality fuel.

You can credit strict federal and state regulations.

“At the end of the day, all the gas sold in the U.S. needs to meet a minimum standard, ” explained Denton Cinquegrana, chief oil analyst at OPIS, an industry news service in New Jersey.

Californians fill up with a unique blend of gas that meets a high environmental bar. All gas sold today contains very little sulfur – which can foul catalytic converters over time – or once-widely used chemicals like benzene. And all gas must contain detergents to clean the fuel injectors and carburetor, and rein in deposits.

Plus, Cinquegrana noted, much of the gas starts in the same place, with major brands and independents buying from the same refineries, even though it can be difficult to trace who buys from where. Sometimes, the brands sell to one another.

Source: www.ocregister.com
DallasLucas 2015 Male/female Best Style Gas Station Snapback For Outdoor Head Wear Cheap Price Quick Shipping Grey Cotton Dallaslucas Hip Hop
Sports (DallasLucas)
  • Sell from factory cheap price
  • Male/Female sun hat
  • all the country
  • Cotton
  • High quality snapback
S5 Case, Galaxy S5 Case,Galaxy S5 wallet Case,Nancy's Shop *New* Fashion [Kickstand Feature] Sparkle Pattern Premium Pu Leather[Wallet Feature] Type Magnet Design Flip Protective Credit Card Holder Pouch Skin Case Cover with Magnetic Closure for Samsung Galaxy S 5 / Galaxy SV / Galaxy S V Smartphone (Built- in Credit Card/id Card Slot) and Screen Protector By Free (The Fault in Our Stars)
Wireless (s5 wallet case anchors5 wallet case animes5 wallet case arts5 wallet case aztecs5 wallet case blacks5 wallet case below $3s5 wallet case below $5s5 wallet case butterflys5 wallet case blues5 wallet case blings5 wallet case belt clips5 wallet case books5 wallet case baseballs5 wallet case camos5 wallet case cm4s5 wallet case cheetahs5 wallet case colorfuls5 wallet case coachs5 wallet case cats5 wallet case cheaps5 wallet case cartoons5 wallet case cowboyss5 wallet case disneys5 wallet case dream catchers5 wallet case deers5 wallet case durables5 wallet case dolphins5 wallet case for mens5 wallet case for women with straps5 wallet case for women coachs5 wallet case for girlss5 wallet case free shippings5 wallet case for women blings5 wallet case for women blacks5 wallet case for men leathers5 wallet case greens5 wallet case glow in the darks5 wallet case golds5 wallet case girlss5 wallet case galaxys5 wallet case genuine leathers5 wallet case giraffes5 wallet case hello kittys5 wallet case ids5 wallet case leathers5 wallet case loves5 wallet case lions5 wallet case laughs5 wallet case leopards5 wallet case louis vuittons5 wallet case mens5 wallet case moons5 wallet case magnetics5 wallet case mickey mouses5 wallet case navors5 wallet case ninja turtless5 wallet case otterboxs5 wallet case owls5 wallet case pinks5 wallet case purples5 wallet case purses5 wallet case primes5 wallet case reds5 wallet case raiderss5 wallet case rhombuss5 wallet case retros5 wallet case religiouss5 wallet case sparkless5 wallet case spigens5 wallet case skulls5 wallet case slims5 wallet case straps5 wallet case spigen css5 wallet case teals5 wallet case tribals5 wallet case thins5 wallet case turquoises5 wallet case vintages5 wallet case with straps5 wallet case with zippers5 wallet case with styluss5 wallet case with id windows5 wallet case with quotess5 wallet case with mirrors5 wallet case with accessoriess5 wallet case whites5 wallet case wolfs5 wallet case zipper shockproof skull spar)
  • Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S 5, allowing full access to touchscreen, camera, buttons,and ports.ATTENTION:NOT COMPATIBLE Samsung Galaxy S5 MINI/S4/S3 and any...
  • Nancy s Shop Precisely Design 100% new high quality Samsung Galaxy S 5 Leather Pockets slots card stand wallet case cover,Made of good Synthetic Leather, very durable...
  • Includes Card Pockets slots to store your credit cards, ID, business cards,With a hands free view stand Kickstand Feature to prop up your phone while you watch...
  • Precise openings allow direct access to all Samsung Galaxy S 5 phone features without removing the case cover.Ultra Slim folio type case to minimize bulk and weight.Made...
  • This stylish design make your Samsung Galaxy S 5 phone more attractive and provides the maximum protection against scratches and scuffs.Nancy s shop warranty guarantees...
Tuff-Built Tuff-Built Grill Brush for CharcoaL, Gas, Electric And Infrared Outdoor BBQ Grill
Lawn & Patio (Tuff-Built)
  • Great Gift for you bbq friends, those who have Weber and other barbecue Grills
  • GIVE IT AS A HOLIDAY GIFT FOR UNDER $20, Cleans grills Better because more, thicker bristles are on the grill surface
  • GIFTS FOR WOMAN GRILLERS, Not a Cheap Import found at the Big Box stores
  • Lasts Much Longer - Years Longer, Strong Beefy construction for easier use
  • Made in the US by an industrial brush manufacturer, GUARANTEED against any Manufacturing Defects
BerthaLee Grey Long-sleeve Diatinguish Scary Gas Masks T-shirt Large Men Designed
Sports (BerthaLee)
  • Grey scary gas masks design t shirt by BerthaLee
  • Custom diy men t-shirt
  • Great shirt and environmental high print quality.
  • Do not bleach. tumble dry low.
  • Best choices for gifts to friends and families
Pumpkin Kaariag Kaariag Punkin™ Gold-Tone Vintage Style Christmas Reindeer Statement Necklace
Jewelry (Pumpkin Kaariag)
  • Retro design of reindeer
  • This is a unique piece that is a perfect gift for the ladies
  • Christmas necklace
  • The style of reindeer makes you fashionable and modern
  • Fully showing your special taste and personality
Related Posts