Filling stations (gas stations) have long been transformed from a simple fuel filling point into a provider of wide range of services. The best gas stations offer customers everything for a comfortable journey: a toilet, a shop, a cafe, tire inflation and headlights cleaning, privileged fuel cards and, of course, high-quality fuel.
The quality of fuel directly affects the performance, reliability and durability of the car. The greatest number of engine failures is due to the use of a fuel of suspicious origin. Therefore, you should always pay attention to the quality of the gas station and its name, and not only to low fuel prices.
Where does low-quality fuel come from?
The octane number of refuelled gasoline should meet the requirements of the car engine, based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. For example, if the engine is designed for AI-95 fuel, then, when refuelling the AI-92 instead, it may have problems with start and failures during operation.
But the higher the octane number, the more expensive the gasoline. Therefore AI-98 is 1.5 times more expensive than AI-80. To save money some dishonest owners of gas stations raise the octane number using special additives, often of poor quality. They replace the 95 gasoline with the 92nd with additives.
Often, fuel at the gas station deteriorates due to contamination by various impurities: alkalis, acids, debris, organic substances, etc. It may happen as a result of improper operation of the equipment of the filling station, non-observance of the fuel storage conditions and transportation. For example, sometimes gasoline may be poured to a tank, where diesel fuel was previously transported, without preliminary cleaning of the tank.
Where to refuel
When choosing a gas station in Moscow or any other city, pay attention to leading providers such as:
- BP, etc.
The leading gas stations usually offer the best quality fuel. Major companies care of their reputation, requesting higher standards to filling stations and fuel composition.
These requirements are also strictly observed by filling stations operating under franchise. Each delivery of fuel is carefully checked for compliance with the declared characteristics. Safety standard for such gas stations is very high.
Chose the right gas station. And have e good trip!