Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Here is a nice little tip from my favorite consumer watchdog, Clark Howard:

Gas station owners mislabeling gas
"Gas station operators are putting up new signs to try and trick you into paying more for gas, according to the Boston Globe. Stations are branding regular gas as “economy” gas and labeling mid-grade gas as “regular.” So you pull into the pump and may pay an extra 15 or 20 cents a gallon for no reason at all. It’s slimy and underhanded, and it’s going on in the Northeast and in New England. You need to pay attention to the octane level only. So, if you see economy gas, read the octane level. It may be the same number as regular gas. Just don’t pay anymore. And Clark wants to remind you that almost no car out there needs premium gas. Putting regular gas in most cars – including Porsche – is just fine. Don’t spend more than you need to."

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