Is it safe to mix premium gas with regular? ?
Is it safe to mix regular gas with premium? If it helps, I have a 2018 Mazda 3 Sedan.
- Terrence BLv 74 weeks ago
It's a Mazda 3 - Not a Mazdaspeed 3. You don't need to run Premium fuel, but if you have to because of reasons like the station was out of 87, then you can use it. It won't hurt your engine, nor will it hurt or improve your performance.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes I dont use ethanol so sometimes i have to use 91 octane
- 3 months ago
It's best to empty your tank as much as possible before using a different fuel type.
- k wLv 74 months ago
well back in the 80's when the gas stations still offered premium fuel without the alcohol in it, I would mix low and hi test fuels to raise the octane.....and had to, since I bought a 67 ford from a co-worker and it still had the factory motor and 94 octane rated too, with just the amoco 92 it'd knock, so I mixed the fuel, per a book dad got me, that said one could mix the octanes, creating a synergism and it worked..don't think it'll work any longer with the alcohol added fuels.....
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- John AldenLv 74 months ago
Jesus ******* Christ, if it was dangerous it would have been made impossible to do because some moron would do it.
It won't hurt your car one ******* bit.
- thebax2006Lv 74 months ago
It won't matter. Use the lowest octane gasoline and don't run higher octane gas thinking it's better if your motor doesn't require it.
- G. WhilikersLv 74 months ago
Yes it is. Dirty little secret: your gas station already does that to create the "mid-octane" fuel from the other two right at the pump.
- CactiJoeLv 64 months ago
Don't waste your money on premium unless you have a high performance car with a higher compression engine that requires it. Yes, you can mix any grade gasoline with any grade gasoline. The antiknock sensor on the cars engine sends signals to the computer to adjust the timing if you change octanes or mix octanes. It does so very rapidly.
- Pearl LLv 74 months ago
i wouldnt do it if youre not sure, ask a mechanic about it
- MarkLv 74 months ago
It won't cause an explosion or jelly the fuel, if that's what you mean, but if a car's manual says "use high-octane fuel", you either have to fill it ALL up with 92, or find a mixture that doesn't cause the engine to "knock".