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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I tend to be loyal to certain gas stations

    The kroger gas station on the way to work. The raceway near the mall if I am on that side of town. If I am near the office, I hit the loves near the highway. If I am near alabama, i hop over to get their gas as the taxes are lower.

    The thing in common, they are all the cheapest places that look like the owners give a crap and have standards.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yeah, my wife collects Air Miles so we buy gas at Shell.
    That's not really buying by brand though, so much as buying what's cheapest (in this case, due to a brand-specific discount).
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    No. There are certain stations I avoid for various reasons, and others I favor for a reason, but brand of gas has nothing to do with it.

    Mostly it's whatever is cheapest and near at hand.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Anyone who changes their oil every 3,000 miles is a complete moron, unless it is the most harsh conditions on the planet. There is no reason to be that wasteful.
    It depends on the oil, how those 3k miles are driven, and how much time it takes to drive those 3k miles, I would think.

    If it's crappy oil, you're driving roughly, and/or it takes you several years to drive 3k miles, I'd say it might be reasonable to change it that often - I would think oil degrades a bit with time, less so for fully synthetic oil? And of course low-quality oil and rough engine use (heavy towing, fast speeds/high revs) would effect that.

    Personally, I put about 3k miles on my car every 2-3 months, and plan to get the oil changed as part of routine maintenance, which is about every 7500 miles.

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    As for buying brand-name gas...not really.

    I mostly buy from Sheetz because they have a station near where I get on the highway to work, and I can purchase a bit of food if I want to at the same location. Also cheapest in area.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Virtually ALL of the gas comes from the same refineries.
    Completely true. The pipelines that feed various oil terminals, regardless of brand, are the same. The only thing that separates refined product delivery both within a terminal and among them is a slug of water. The chief difference between the various vendors is the additives added at the terminal. I got all this information from a terminal manager during the time I installed a flume to burn off collected fumes. That manager (who did not work for Chevron) also added that the only additive proven to be very effective is Techron - in the normally offered octanes. That manager also hastened to add that over thirty years, "I've worked for nearly all of them."

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I just pick whatever burns for the longest.
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