LPG CONVERSION SPECIALISTS IN UK

LPG conversion seems to be the way to go for vehicle owners who are practical and environmentally conscious. For one, LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas, is cheaper than ordinary petrol, allowing for a lot of savings for budget-conscious motorists. Moreover, LPG produces very minimal, if at all any substances that cause air pollution. But that is not to say that converting a vehicle to an engine that runs on LPG is economical. In fact, the process of LPG conversion is costly, a reason for some people to not fully welcome the idea despite its considerable advantages.
The initial outlay is what a lot of people are not comfortable with when it comes to converting their engines to run on LPG. The initial cost for conversion is major, as they will set back a vehicle owner anywhere from £700 to £2,000. But despite that obviously sizeable amount, vehicle owners who have already converted their vehicles to LPG claim that the amount should be viewed as an investment, as this will be recouped in as short as two years anyway, with the savings that is accumulated while having LPG refills.

The process is fairly simple and can be done in any garage, although for it to be done as legally and with warranties, a vehicle owner should look for a garage that is approved by the LPGA. These garages have the capacity to ensure that the correct installer and system are used for a particular vehicle, and the process of LPG conversion is done reliably and safely with minimum impact on the environment and high on value for money.

LPG CONVERSION BENEFITS

Are you tired of soaring petrol prices? Would you like to achieve much lower running cost?
By converting your vehicle to LPG you will save up to 50% of your fuel bill. You will also be helping enviroment around you and others as LPG is much cleaner fuel then petrol or diesel, so your vehicle’s harmful emissions will drop dramaticlly.
Benefits of LPG does not stop here: longer engine life, added value to your vehicle – just a few to be mentioned.

In respect of a vehicle owner the benefits include a longer engine life, longer spark plug life, less vibration and considerably cheaper fuel (at the time of calculating LPG costs an average of 74p/litre can be recorded, while over 1.40p/litre can be spent on petrol and diesel). Moreover, the environmental benefit by the considerably reduced pollution can also be noticed.

  • On average LPG is 50% cheaper than petrol.
  • Liquefied petroleum gas cars produce upto 82% less Nitrogen Oxide.
  • Autogas produces 30% less CO2 emissions.
  • Higher autogas powered car re-sale value.
Q AND A QUESTIONS

Where can I fill up on LPG?

There are more places selling LPG now and you can find LPG pumps at garages around the country. It’s just the same as filling your car with petrol. Many petrol stations sell LPG but it’s not available everywhere.

You can use these websites to find a list of the garages that sell LPG near you:

What is Autogas/LPG?

LPG stands for Liquified Petroleum Gas. It is a by product of the refinery process that turns crude oil into petrol, also known as propane. It reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% so is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than petrol.

Will Autogas affect the Preformance of my car?

The latest conversions make No noticeable difference to the cars Performance. The top speed may be marginally reduced and the acceleration times cut by fractions of a second, but most drivers would be unlikely to detect any differences. For a given measure of fuel the range of a car running on Autogas will be between 80% and 100% of Petrol according to the system fitted and engine configuration.

How much does the conversion cost?

It depends on your type of car, but it usually costs between £700 and £2000. This seems like a lot of money. However, if you do a lot of driving you can get that money back quite quickly.

For example, it will cost about £1000 to convert a 1.6 litre Ford Mondeo. If you drive 20,000 miles per year then you will save the cost of conversion in two years. You can often save up to 20% on your insurance as well.

There are lots of systems on the market. It is important to get the right system for you type of car.

How do convert my car to run on LPG?

You will need to take it to a garage that is able to convert petrol cars to run on LPG. It is easy to change your car back at a later date leaving the car as it was.

These websites offer information on converting your car:

How long will it take to convert my car?

Installations vary enormously so you will appreciate there is no standard answer. A typical family saloon car with a single boot mounted tank should take two to three days, whilst a large 4×4 with multiple tanks may take up to a week. We offer a courtesy car if necessary to make the transition easier.

Why are Autogas cars referred to as BI-Fuel?

Because converted cars have multiple fuel tanks and two fuel systems- one for Petrol and one for Autogas. The driver can switch from one to the other while the car is running/moving due to our electronically controlled system.

Is It Safe?

Yes. Autogas is stored at about 7 bar in a pressurised tank that is significantly stronger than a conventional Petrol tank. The Autogas tank will withstand enormous impact forces without deforming and every aspect of the fuel moving around your vehicle is protected by specific safety valves. All our equipment conforms to British and European standards.

What type of car will run on LPG?

It is possible to change any petrol engine to run on LPG. Your car will need an extra tank to hold the LPG, as well as new fuel pipes. You do not need to alter the engine itself. It will still be able to run on ordinary petrol.

This means your car will be able to switch between petrol or LPG. Diesel cars are generally less suited to running on LPG and there are fewer environmental benefits.

Why run a car on LPG?

Liquid petroleum gas or LPG is also known as Autogas. Unlike alternative fuels such as biodiesel, LPG is made from fossil fuels. However, LPG makes less pollution than petrol. It makes far less carbon dioxide. Too much carbon dioxide gas in the air is causing global warming. It also costs around half the price of petrol.