It’s undeniable: Summer is driving season, and more miles on the road may mean more trips to the gas station. But the next time you fill-up, it’s important to remember that not all gasoline is created equal.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) recently released a 2016 study alerting motorists that “there are significant differences in the quality of gasoline sold by fuel retailers in the United States.”

According to AAA, independent lab testing revealed that after just 4,000 miles, conventional gasoline creates 19 times more engine deposits than a TOP TIER™ certified gasoline. These engine deposits reduce fuel economy, increase emissions and negatively impact overall vehicle performance.

Drivers are much more likely to choose a gas station based on price and convenience, but may actually be losing money in the long-run. By selecting a TOP TIER certified gasoline, consumers are helping to ensure better vehicle performance and improved fuel economy.

In conclusion to the study, AAA “urges drivers to use a gasoline that meets TOP TIER standards for engine cleanliness and performance.”

As you hit the road this summer, consider filling up with Cenex® TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline, for more worry-free, fuel-efficient miles on the road.

Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline includes a special detergent package that exceeds EPA standards, with 2.5 times the cleaning power of conventional gasoline, which is proven to remove engine deposits, giving you better fuel economy and engine performance. Our handy infographic below outlines some additional benefits to choosing a high-quality fuel when you hit the pavement this year.

To find a Cenex location near your home (or wherever you find yourself this summer), visit the Cenex store locator.