SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Drivers may not be getting what they’re paying for when it comes to premium gasoline, according to an American Automobile Association study.
The AAA fuel study found that drivers whose cars didn’t require premium gas saw no fuel economy benefits beyond what they would get from regular gas.
In all, the company estimates drivers wasted $2.1 billion on premium gasoline in the last year. That’s based on 16.5 million drivers who use premium gas in cars that don’t require it.
Drivers should consult their owner’s manual to make sure their car doesn’t require a higher grade of gasoline.