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13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car

The Family Handyman Logo By Joe McKinley of The Family Handyman | Slide 2 of 13: "Penny-pinching by using less than top-tier-rated fuels can result in expensive engine damage down the road. Filling with regular grade when the engine requires premium can create drivability problems and warning lights." — Richard Reina, product-training director at CARiD. Plus: Are you doing these dangerous things while pumping gas?

Using Cheap Gas

"Penny-pinching by using less than top-tier-rated fuels can result in expensive engine damage down the road. Filling with regular grade when the engine requires premium can create drivability problems and warning lights." — Richard Reina, product-training director at CARiD. Plus: Are you doing these dangerous things while pumping gas?

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