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10 things you need to know before you convert to LPG
1.) How much will I save?
LPG is cheaper than petrol and diesel. The reason for this being the UK Chancellor endorsed the Government’s long term commitment to LPG in the 2006 Budget. The result is that LPG pump prices will continue to be around half the price of petrol and diesel for the foreseeable future.
2.) How long will it take to cover the cost of conversion?
Depending on your mileage and size of car this varies. But have you ever considered that your savings in fuel costs could actually pay for the initial cost of the conversion? Calculate if your savings would cover the cost of your conversion.
3.) How long do I intend on keeping this car?
You need to decide how long you intend on keeping your car to calculate the value that getting an LPG conversion would give you.
4.) Can my car run on LPG?
Although LPG is now extremely widespread not all cars can be converted to LPG. It is difficult to convert Diesel to LPG, although technology is improving to cover diesel vehicles. Currently, the diesel engine would have to be replaced with a petrol engine before an LPG Conversion could be carried out – expensive process!
To discover what else you need to know before you convert to LPG visit Fuelture and find the answers to:
5.) Will my valves suffer?
6.) Will my warranty be affected?
7.) What impact will it have on my car?
8.) Will there be a loss of room to my boot space?
9.) Ask for references and talk to other car owners about their experiences?
10.) Only convert using an LPGA Approved Installer!
About the Author: Written by Laura Cowan at Fuelture Ltd, a UK based alternative fuel company with a national LPG conversion service. Fuelture Ltd aspires to build a unique network of state-of-the-art LPG Stations and to launch a unique LPG fuel card. Fuelture Ltd. works closely with performance engine specialists Nicholson McLaren Engines Ltd. Visit http://www.fuelture.com/ for more information about automotive LPG in the UK.