Here at Jaguar Northfield, we sell plenty of capable luxury cars that deliver an incredible driving experience. Whether you’re driving a sporty coupe or a powerful SUV, we’re sure that you want to know if it’s possible to make the drives in your new car even more fun. One way you might be able to do that is with premium gas, but is that actually worth it? There’s a few things that you might want to know about premium fuel before you hit the gas station.

When you pull your new Jaguar car up to the gas pump, you’ll probably notice some numbers above each type of gasoline. The regular gas will have the lowest numbers, while more expensive gasoline will have a higher number. This is the octane level. Higher octane gas can help ensure that engine combustion happens at the right time. It prevents an effect known as “engine knock,” which can eventually shorten the life of your engine. This is an expensive part of your vehicle, and premium gas could help keep it healthy.

Many modern cars are made with the goal of preventing engine knock, but your vehicle might still be able to benefit from being filled up with premium gasoline. Check your owner’s manual to see if your Jaguar car can make use of it. Some vehicles require premium gas, while others just recommend it. If it’s recommended, you could see a boost in fuel efficiency and performance by paying a little extra money at the pump. It’s up to you whether or not to opt for high octane gas at that point, but it could be a way to get the most out of your performance vehicle.

If you’re looking for an incredible performance car, visit our Jaguar dealership near Winnetka, IL today. Our dealers will make it easy to find a new or pre-owned vehicle that you can depend on. We look forward to assisting you!