Asked by: Lesha Ketteler
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th February, 2020

Is ethanol free gas better for 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.

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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.

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