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Fleet managers handle a variety of issues, including what type of fuel their vehicles will use. If you manage a fleet, using regular diesel may be your first choice, but premium diesel could be a better option for you. Before choosing to go with premium, you should know the difference between this product and regular diesel as well as its benefits.

The differences between premium diesel and regular diesel

One of the main differences between premium diesel and regular #2 diesel is the presence of additives, like detergents. These keep engines in good shape and help fuel last longer. Premium diesel also has a higher cetane level, which helps vehicles start up faster, and better lubricity to extend the life of the fuel pump.

The benefits of using premium diesel

There are many benefits of using premium fuel, especially for the health of your fleet vehicles. The first is that your engine and its components will be cleaner because there will be less buildup. This also means less maintenance (and down time) for your fleet.

Another benefit of premium diesel is that it has a demulsifier to separate moisture from the fuel so water is not delivered through the system. This keeps fuel injectors in better shape and means less filter replacements. The lubricants in premium diesel create less friction on engine and fuel injector components as well.

Switching to premium diesel fuel

When all of the components of premium diesel work together, your fleet vehicles will be healthier and last longer. Even with these benefits, you may still have questions about switching to this fuel instead of using regular. Not every premium fuel is the same, so you should do some research before you choose one. If you already have a bulk fuel supplier, you can start by asking what they offer. You can buy additives over the counter, but these will not be the same as the additives used by suppliers and you may end up spending more. With these things in mind, here are a few tips you can use to help you decide if switching is right for your fleet.

  • Talk to your fuel supplier. They can explain how switching will work and if it is best for your needs.
  • Find out how this will help you save money in the short-term and long-term.
  • Make sure your drivers understand what switching will mean for them.

If you would like to learn more about switching to premium diesel fuel, contact the experts at Kendrick Oil today. You can call us at (800) 299-3991 or Contact Us by email for more information. We offer high-quality Products and Services throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Louisiana.