When you get to buy petrol at IOC, HP or BP Petrol Pumps. You are offered two choices, either you can have Ordinary or Premium Petrol. The person at Petrol Pump will claim, the premium petrol which costs Rs 1.5 more, will increase average per KM and also enhanceÂ engine life.
And due to these factors, you go for Premium Petrol. But the truth is that these Premium Petrol never give you better mileage, thatÂ I’ve also experienced and secondly, there petrols may be are good but only for racing cars and not for ordinary vehicles, as has been surveyed by a Consumer Magazine recently.
The Magazine people also wrote to the Top Management of the Bharat Petroleum(BP), whoÂ were unable to answer, because Premium PetrolÂ makes no difference toÂ ordinary vehicles. That’s why Reliance Petrol Pumps, thatÂ recently came up, only have one kind of petrol available at their outlets. As there is no use of Premium Petrol. So better avoid it !
AndÂ magazine people also raisedÂ a validÂ point, do these Petrol Pumps, otherwise also give you pure petrol. Answer is certainly NO. And this is really the case with most of the petrol pumps. But if you found out and complain, no oneÂ will listen to you. If you stay in Lawrence Road, avoid filling up tank from HP, that is opposite to Mazdoor Park. Indian Oil Petrol pump is more reliable.
What normally, Petrol Pumps do…. they hire the employees for less and employees make extraÂ money by tampering Pump meters or applying different tatics. Few years back, one of my cousin was employed at some Store located at a Petrol Pump in Central Delhi from where I got secretÂ information…
What used to happen was….Â out of Four pumps at Petrol Pump, only oneÂ was perfect but it always had board “Out of Order” in front of itÂ 😯 And meters used to run very fast on othersÂ that an ordinary person can never notice and get lootedÂ ❗
Hidustan Times also carried some article this month against Premium Petrols I’ve heard.Â So in any case, avaoid it, as the purpose of the Premium petrol also is just to make extra money by Petrol Pump owners and no benefit for ordinary vehicle ownerÂ is intendedÂ ❗