Where To Get Gas? Three Things to Consider Near San Francisco, California

Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Get Gas - Service Information at Carlsen Subaru

Your Subaru works long and hard to deliver exceptional performance. In order to go just about anywhere, though, it needs gas. When the time comes to fill up, many people simply choose the place that's the closest or the cheapest. However, there are other important factors to take into consideration when you're choosing a filling station. To make sure that your Subaru gets the quality gas it needs and deserves, we recommend these three things.

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3. Find a Reputable Gas Station

When you're driving around looking for a place to fill up your Subaru, stay away from gas stations that look like they've been poorly maintained or are falling into disrepair. Not only does it signal that it might not be the safest place for you, but it could also compromise your Subaru. If a gas station hasn't had proper maintenance and upkeep, there's a chance that water may have gotten into the underground tanks. This can dilute the gas, which may then cause problems in the engine.

If you see a place with prices that seem too good to be true, it might be best to keep driving. Filling stations that sell gas at huge discounts may not have received their gas from an honest supplier, so contamination could be more likely.

This is why it's a good idea to fill up before you absolutely need to. If you're desperately in need of gas and the only place within driving distance is either falling apart or selling suspiciously cheap gas, you may find yourself making a very difficult decision.

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2. Consider Top Tier Gas

At reputable stations, the gas itself will be essentially the same. However, there's more to what flows from the pump than just pure gasoline. It's the law that companies have to add detergent additives to their gas. While some places settle for the bare minimum that's required by law, others take extra steps to bring your Subaru the best. "Top Tier" gas is gasoline that has more and better additives. This gas could help your Subaru run better in the long run, so it's worth checking into which gas stations near you have Top Tier gas.

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1. Use the Right Pump

You may have chosen a reputable gas station with Top Tier gas, but don't let your guard down yet! The owner's manual that came with your Subaru will recommend a specific octane level. Choosing the right one is the best way to make sure your engine has clean, efficient performance. Make sure you check the manual and double-check the pump to make sure you've selected the right kind of gas for your Subaru.

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    480 Veterans Blvd
    Redwood City, CA 94063

    • Sales: (888) 520-5916

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