Shell has been named the “Favorite Gasoline Brand” in Popular Mechanics magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year.
More than 10,000 Popular Mechanics readers participated in the 2010 survey, which determines readers’ favorite consumer products across more than 30 categories. Among five brand choices, Shell was voted as the preferred gasoline brand.
“Shell is honored to be recognized for the second year in a row by the readers of Popular Mechanics,” said Karen Wildman, Shell North American brand and communications manager. “We are passionate about providing drivers with high-quality gasolines that help protect and clean critical engine parts with the most advanced Shell technology ever to help improve engine performance as they drive. Everyone at Shell is thrilled to receive this honor as it reminds customers that all gasolines are not the same.”
In today’s economic environment, motorists are keeping their vehicles longer, so it’s even more important to protect the investment in one’s vehicle. All three grades of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines, including the premium grade Shell V-Power gasoline, contain a patented cleaning system, which acts as a protective barrier to shield and protect intake valves and fuel injectors against performance-robbing gunk in both conventional and modern engines.
“We congratulate Shell for being the two-time recipient of this honor,” said Bill Congdon, publisher, Popular Mechanics. “Our readers are knowledgeable consumers who are savvy when it comes to their automobiles, and their influence is felt in garages and gas stations nationwide. They demand quality and performance in any product they buy, and they advise others to do the same.”
Industry research has proven that a clean engine results in better fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and overall optimal vehicle performance. Six leading automakers – Audi, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen – are so concerned with declining gasoline quality that they advocate a higher standard called the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Standard. All Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines have been successfully tested against the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Standard and have been certified as TOP TIER gasolines.