Is Premium Gas Necessary for Your Mercedes-Benz?

October 28th, 2017 by

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You may have considered putting cheaper regular gas in your new Mercedes-Benz, but the manufacturer recommends the use of premium gas to maintain optimal performance. While regular unleaded gas shaves a few dollars off filling up your tank, Mercedes-Benz engines require premium gas due to their high-compression ratios. This means using regular gas may lead to costly repairs. To avoid more repair bills outside of scheduled service, you should always fill up with premium fuel.

Choosing Gasoline for Your Mercedes-Benz

Premium gas has higher octane levels, allowing engines to perform without knocking. Engine knocking is caused by a delay in combustion when vaporized gasoline is compressed by pistons. Timely synchronization of the firing sequence is pertinent to high-performance engines, and helps create the smooth and quick acceleration you enjoy. Using premium gas for a model that doesn’t require it, however, won’t make a drastic difference in cleanliness or performance, so springing for the more expensive fuel isn’t worth the extra cost. Using premium fuel for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the first step to ensuring your engine’s longevity, fast acceleration, and fuel economy.

Keep Your Mercedes-Benz in Peak Condition at Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs

In addition to using premium gas, ensure that your Mercedes-Benz is in trusted hands with our team of certified and experienced technicians. We’ll work to maintain your vehicle with genuine parts and the finest diagnostic technology in use today. Schedule an appointment online or call our service center at (866) 413-2555, or contact us online with any questions you have.