Avoiding premium gas may cost

What luxury car runs on regular gas?

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The gas stations(the ones open anyway) only have premium gas, but the manual for my car says use regular only.

There are very few gas stations open, and they are running out of premium gas too. Lines are super super long.
My gas light is on.

Would I damage my engine if I use premium this time only?

Location: San Bruno, CA

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Yes you can, with no problem except the damage to your wallet. If premium isn't recommended or required for your car, there is no advantage to using it. In case you were wondering, you can mix premium and regular when that becomes available.

Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything

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Originally Posted by irman

That is actually how the mid range gasoline mixed in pumps.

I've been driving for 30 years, and more importantly putting gas in the car for that time, and only learned that little tidbit a year ago. It hadn't occurred to me prior to that.

Location: San Diego

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If your only option is the super, deluxe, hightest, supreme, Gold put it in your car it wont hurt anything but your wallet. switch back to regular when life is back to normal..

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Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA

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Putting premium gas in a car that takes regular won't harm it.

However, putting regular gas in a car that takes premium can and, over time, will likely harm it.

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The only difference between gasoline grades is the additives put into the gasoline, otherwise it is gasoline. You cannot obviously use gasoline in a diesel engine and vice versa but premium gasoline will not harm your engine no matter how long you use it.

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