If you’re like 88% of Americans, chances are you don’t think twice about where you buy your gas, as long as it’s cheap, convenient, and offers super-sized drinks for all of 69 cents. And that’s a big-time problem these days.
Gas stations are all about price and volume, and cheap sells. Unfortunately, when it comes to most modern cars, using cheap off-brand gasoline can also cause expensive problems -- the kind that can be chronic, and deadly for your car's engine.
Here in the United States, engines are now experiencing higher levels of failure -- along with more fuel related issues -- than they were just a few years ago. That means that your reliability is getting worse... but the manufacturers who designed your engines aren't the ones to blame.
You are, if you're still using cheap gas.