What Difference Does the Right
Fuel Type Make?
We do know to give much thought to the fuel type when we tell the petrol pump attendant to use “Special” or Super for the fuel tank of our vehicle. But maybe we should think twice before opting for one or the other. In order to make an informed choice, it is important to understand what these terms mean.
The fuel is classified on the basis of its octane level. In the UAE, there are two or sometimes three kinds of fuel – Super 98, Special 95, and E-plus 91. Super 98 is meant for high compression engines while Special 95 is meant for medium compression engines and E-plus 91 for low compression engines. There is no right and wrong choice. It all depends on the kind of engine your vehicle has. Referring to the manufacturer’s manual of your vehicle would help you to understand what kind of fuel is best for your vehicle.
Petrol with a higher octane value would help to boost the performance aspect of the vehicle, cause less pollution and help maintain a cleaner engine. Some feel that using a higher octane value fuel in the case of a vehicle and engine that is not highly performance-oriented can actually have an adverse effect on the engine