Q: What type of gas should I use for my 2009 Pontiac Vibe?

asked by on

I just bought a pontiac from a dealership and didn't ask what time of gas was in it

My car has 42000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

After doing my research on your vehicle, I see that most people use regular gas(87) in their Pontiac Vibes. You should be getting around 22-27mpg. The better the gas you use the cleaner the gas will burn. I did read that some people with your type of car like to run 0% octane. Do I suggest this? No, not really. If I were you, I would simply use a can of sea foam every 3 or 4 tanks. This will keep your fuel system continuously clean and you wouldn’t have to worry about much. If you are using your car for performance reason i.e. racing you may want to use premium though.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What type of gas should I use for my 2009 Pontiac Vibe?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't start occasionally

Hello. It sounds like there may be an intermittent problem with the starter. A solenoid is located on the starter and it is possible that there is a bad spot on the solenoid that is preventing the car from starting...

Q: Q: What type of gasoline should I use?

Like most other passenger cars on the market, yours is designed to work with a specific range of fuel types. It’s rated for a minimum of 87 octane unleaded gasoline, which can be purchased at most gas stations in the...

Q: ABS lights on after rear ended accident 2009 Toyota Prius

Hi there - it is unlikely that the accident caused the ABS error in question. There are, however, issues with over-sensitive monitoring of brake system "false positives" by the ABS software documented in Toyota Technical Service Bulletins (342345, 342346, 342347)....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...