According to an article in Tennessean.com, about 8% of the gas retailers in the state of Tennessee sell tainted gas. “Inspectors uncovered 3.9 million gallons of the inferior fuel between July 2005 and June 2006, the most recent year on record.” If you buy bad gas, your engine will suffer as will your fuel economy. Six of the world's top automakers, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and Audi have agreed that the EPA standards for fuel are not good enough and have established their own guidelines for gas. This new standard is called “Top Tier.” Gasoline retailers must meet a certain standard in order to be listed as a Top Tier fuel provider. Here are the retailers you can depend on for high quality gasoline that won’t foul your engine:QuikTrip, Chevron, Conoco, Phillips, 76, Shell, Entec Stations, MFA Oil Company, Kwik Trip/Kwik Star, The Somerset Refinery, Inc., Chevron-Canada, Aloha Petroleum, Tri-Par Oil Company, Shell-Canada, Texaco, Petro-Canada, Sunoco-Canada.
You can visit the Top Tier website here: Top Tier
Hat tip to Jim Gregory over on the Country Coach Yahoo Group for the heads-up on this fuel issue.