Types of car fuel
Just like almost anywhere else in the World, if you visit the UK and Scotland you'll find here the leading fuel companies e.g. Shell, BP, Gulf, Esso, Texaco, Total.
All leading supermarkets have adjoined petrol stations to their stores where they sell their own brand fuel e.g. Sainsburys, Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons.
Standard petrol sold all over Europe, suitable for almost all petrol engines.
Highest octane petrol commonly available in the UK. Unless you have a high performance car, most engines are not able to take advantage of the higher octane rating.
High Octane, burns hotter, which means it can burn more efficiently in all unleaded engines or give more performance to those tuned to receive high octane fuel. The fuel also contains detergents to clean out engine deposits and performance enhancers...so it does something for all petrol engine types.
Shell V-Power unleaded, BP Ultimate. Manufacturers claim that a higher octane rating offers additional benefits (improved lubrication, higher performance). The Shell V-Power has a 99 octane however, these fuels will only benefit some cars.
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Tesco, who are one of the leading supermarkets in the UK are also the UK number one fuel retailer. They offer a 99 Octane Super Unleaded, called Momentum99, which is available across Scotland.
There are a few high performance diesel fuel. For instance, BP claims that its Ultimate Diesel can improve a vehicle's power by up to 10%. Shell Diesel Extra, is claimed to clean the engine as it powers the car.
LPG (autogas) is an alternative fuel and is environmentally friendly. There are over 1400 refuelling sites throughout the UK, most of which are on petrol forecourts. You vehicle will only run on LPG if it has been converted by an Approved Autogas Installer.
The following link is a map of the petrol stations located in Edinburgh.
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