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We have been hearing a lot of questions on what 88 Octane fuel is vs. E15 fuel.
According to an article in CSNews.com, The 88-octane fuel is a combination of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline.
E15 Fuel is the same thing. E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol.
Other chain gas stations are rolling out 88 Octane Fuel. But, it is not better or different than the universal E15 fuel, which is what we offer at all our Community Coop locations at rates you won’t believe.
What is E15 and why should I care?
The reason it's a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components.
Is it really okay for my car?
The EPA has certified vehicles in the U.S. fleet made in 2001 or newer, and all Flex Fuel–capable vehicles (able to use up to an 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline mix) as E15 compatible
My car is older than 2001. What should I do?
Don't fill your fuel tank with E15, simple as that.
So E15 - it is the same as 88 Octane. When you fill up, know what you are using - don’t pay more for a fancy name. Fill up at Community Coop 3 locations with E15 fuel and come to Community Coop where we care about you and your vehicle.