Feature: 93 vs. 95
WE INVESTIGATE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 93- AND 95-OCTANE UNLEADED SO YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION AT THE FORECOURT
THE petrol price is at an all-time high and consumers are cash-strapped. You’d therefore assume most motorists are foregoing 95-octane unleaded fuel in favour of 25-cent-a-litre-cheaper 93. However, the latest bulk-fuel-sale data indicates sales between the two octanes split almost equally. Do the people buying the more expensive octane know something you don’t? In this feature, we explain what the octane grade means; what impact it has on your car at the altitude where you live; and, ultimately, which one is best for your car and wallet.