LPG Conversion

LPG Conversion FAQs

LPG conversion FAQs number one: What is LPG?

LPG stands for liquid petroleum gas. It is a fuel that can be used in motor vehicles after they have undergone a conversion process and is used in place of conventional petrol or diesel fuel. As with petrol and diesel, LPG is sourced from crude oil and is extracted during the refining process.

LPG Conversion FAQs

LPG conversion FAQs number two: How will LPG reduce fuelling costs?

The majority of the price of conventional fuels such as petrol and diesel is tax charged by the government. Due to the environmental benefits offered by an LPG system the government enforces a considerably lower rate of a tax on LPG fuel. Thus, LPG users pay considerably less for every single tank of fuel with noticeable benefits over a prolonged period. The savings in refuelling tend to pay for the cost of the conversion within a short period of time.

LPG conversion FAQs number three: Why is LPG better for the environment?

Due to the nature of LPG and its chemical makeup it burns cleaner than conventional equivalents such as petrol and diesel. LPG is still a fossil fuel and so it does create a degree of pollution but at much lower levels than petrol and diesel. Most notably LPG produces considerably less carbon dioxide than other fuels which is a major pollutant. Moreover, LPG is particularly beneficial in urban areas and other confined spaces as it has a much reduced impact on air quality when compared to equivalent fuels. Moreover, LPG is an under-utilised by-product of the process of refining crude oil and therefore relieves the strain on oil requirements for purposes including the production of petrol and diesel.

LPG conversion FAQs number four: Does LPG replace the petrol fuel system?

No. LPG operates as a secondary fuel system in addition to the petrol fuel system that is installed in the vehicle as standard. This gives motorists the choice of whether to drive using the LPG fuel system or the petrol fuel system. If the car were to run out of LPG during a journey the fuel system will automatically switch over to petrol with no damage to the engine and with no discernable difference in the vehicle. The vehicle will generally cold start using the petrol system, therefore it is important to always have a small quantity of petrol in the car.

LPG conversion FAQs number five: Where can an LPG fuel system be installed?

Motorists desiring to have an LPG fuel system installed within their vehicle have a choice of installation methods: purchasing and installing a DIY LPG conversion kit or having a conversion kit installed by a specialist. Obviously the DIY conversion kit is the cheaper option but requires time and a degree of skill. By using a specialist to install the conversion kit motorists can be sure of a conversion completed to a high standard which has been tested to ensure that it complies with government legislation and safety standards.

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