The most popular types of gasoline around here in the UK are:
- Super Unleaded (97/98 RON) and Premium Unleaded (95 RON)
- High-End / Premium Fuels (e.g. Total Excellium Unleaded or Shell V-Power)
RON: Definition of Octane Rating
Let's get a little more specific now;
95/97/98 RON refers to the octane rating. This gauges how quickly fuel in an automobile engine will ignite. It is more difficult for fuel to ignite with a higher-octane rating since it needs more compression to do so.
High-octane fuel, on the other hand, works better in higher-performance car engines because it burns much hotter and can burn more effectively.
Premium Unleaded (95 RON)
Although it bears the signature
Premium, Premium Unleaded is really the most widely used fuel in the UK and Europe and is compatible with practically all petrol engines.
Super Unleaded (97/98 RON) Super
Here in the UK, Super Unleaded, which has a higher-octane level (97/98 RON), is generally accessible. High-performance vehicles are the ones that use it the most since they need it and will gain from doing so.
High-End / Premium Fuels (e.g. Total Excellium Unleaded or Shell V-Power)
Octane ratings for premium fuels like Shell V-Power are greater (99 RON in this case). These premium fuels' producers assert that in addition to having a higher-octane rating, their fuels also have advantages including
better lubrication, cleaning action, and higher performance.
Verdict: When your car journeys are shorter and you journey fewer miles, a petrol engine may be more appropriate for your car needs, rather than a diesel engine