Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What type of gas should I use in a 2012 Honda Accord?

asked by on

What type of gas should I use?

A: Many engines are designed for a specific gr...

Many engines are designed for a specific grade of gasoline (octane). Octane ratings start at 87 and range higher. Your car should use at least 87 octane unleaded gasoline (no diesel!). Higher octane fuel is usable, but not necessary. However, don’t run anything lower than 87 octane or you may damage the engine (you’ll hear knocking from the engine, which leads to damage in the long run).

Tip

Honda recommends that owners use high quality detergent gasoline to help keep the engine clean and in good operating condition. See individual gas stations’ offerings to determine the quality of the fuel and detergent.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car has no acceleration

If the vehicle is in drive and the vehicle won't accelerate there can be multiple issues causing this concern. The transmission could be slipping not allowing the flow of power from the motor to reach the wheels. There could be...

Q: How do you use the interior luggage compartment/emergency trunk release?

Your car is equipped with an important safety feature to prevent the possibility of someone being trapped in the trunk. The interior luggage compartment/emergency trunk release can be pulled at any time to open the trunk. Here’s what you need...

Q: AC blowing hot air - 1998 Honda Accord

Odds are that your A/C system has a leak somewhere. If it needed refrigerant in the first place, then you added some and it's blowing warm air again, that's a fairly good indication of a refrigerant leak. The best solution...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.