Asked by: Lesha Kettelerasked in category: General Last Updated: 6th February, 2020
Is ethanol free gas better for your car?
Also question is, can you put ethanol free gas in your car?
The short answer is, no, ethanol-free gasoline is not bad for your car. Most cars today can run on ethanol gas blends up to E15 (15% ethanol) and on non-ethanol gasoline. And flex fuel vehicles can handle up to E85 (85% ethanol) without a problem.
Likewise, is non ethanol gas worth the extra money? For the most part, ethanol doesn't affect you very much. Yes, you might get a little bit better mileage and performance with pure gasoline, but not enough to offset the cost of buying non-ethanol gas if it's available in your region. According to the U.S. government, all gasoline-powered vehicles can use E10 safely.
Likewise, people ask, what are the benefits of ethanol free gas?
List of Pros of Ethanol Free Gas
- It improves mileage.
- There is less harm to the engine.
- It makes us less dependent on ethanol crops.
- It has more harmful emissions.
- It makes us more dependent on oil from other countries.
- It is not ideal for newer, high-compression engines.
Does ethanol free gas make more power?
Ethanol doesn't produce as much energy when burned vs gasoline without ethanol. Non-ethanol fuel does provide more power and generally better gas mileage in most cases, the exceptions being engines designed specifically for ethanol use. E85 has a 10 point higher octane rating than E15 from the ethanol content.