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LPG Conversions Essex of All Car Brands

The costs of running a car can be pretty high; road taxes, insurance, repairs, fuel, MOT, among many others. With the increased costs of living, it is prudent to find ways to reduce what you spend on your car yet keep it functioning efficiently. The biggest chunk of your car expenditure goes to fuel. Is there a cheaper, safe and equally effective alternative to petrol/diesel? 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Commonly referred to as LPG, this is one of the alternative sources of fuel to petrol today. In the UK, you will find more than 1,400 stations that supply LPG. A litre of LPG goes for half the price of a litre of petrol. This means that if your car consumes about a gallon for every 37 miles, you can save up to £61 for every 1,000 miles you are on the road.

Generally, if you are running an LPG car, it will cost you a third less the regular costs of running petrol car. Additionally, you pay less road taxes as the gas is cleaner. However, you will still have to cover the costs of conversion. The good news is that 90% of petrol cars in UK today can be converted to LPG. Better still, you can buy an already converted vehicle. Second hand LPG cars are cheaper than their petrol counterparts.

What You Need To Know About the Costs of LPG Conversions

The initial cost of LPG conversion generally ranges between £1,500 and £2,000. Additionally, you may be required to pay a little extra annual vehicle insurance. The extra insurance, however, depends on your service provider. You also need to consider the costs of maintaining the LPG system; it requires service every 12,000 miles. All these costs are generally lower than a typical diesel engine.

Note that all conversions should only be done by accredited, reputable and experienced service providers such as Biglpg.co.uk. This is to guarantee your safety and longevity of your LPG system. Additionally, you need to work with professionals who can guarantee you proper service whenever you need it.

Why Consider LPG Conversion 

There are countless advantages associated with LPG conversion, which is why the government is keen on giving incentives to those who wish to make the switch (whether fully or partially). Some of these reasons include the following.

  

Lower Harmful Emissions

LPG is cleaner than diesel, which results to lower carbon emissions and cleaner environment. Compared to diesel cars, LPG vehicles produce 20% less CO2 emissions. LPG engines are quieter, produce fewer nitrogen oxides and evaporate pretty quickly in case of a spillage.

     
 

Lower Pump Prices

In addition to conversion grants, the government’s support for LPG is further demonstrated by lower duty compared to diesel and petrol. This makes LPG significantly cheaper than diesel/petrol, which reduces the amounts you have to spend on fuel. You can save as much as 40% compared to petrol and up to 20% compared to diesel.

     
 

Lower Road Taxes

You will be pleased to know that vehicles running on LPG qualify for alternative fuel tax incentives. Additionally, you will end up paying less road taxes since the emissions are considerably reduced.

IS an LPG Conversion the Better Deal All Round?

 The general cost of LPG conversion is about £2,000; this amount varies depending on a myriad of factors. Additionally, depending on the age of the car, you can benefit from government grants. 

Once the conversion has been successfully carried out, you will make 40% savings on fuel consumption. This is because LPG prices are half those of petrol. While petrol gives a higher mileage than LPG, you will still make considerable savings. For example, you will need about 70 litres of LPG to cover a distance that 50 litres of petrol would. However, you will still make a saving. Assuming you do not get any grants to aid in the conversion, you will still break even after about 15,000 to 20,000 miles. This makes it a better deal all round.

Running LPG Cars

It is important to map routes where you can find LPG gas stations. While they may not be as numerous as petrol/diesel stations, you can still find a station to serve you.

When thinking of converting to LPG, be sure to get the biggest tank you can. Since the stations are not as abundant as their diesel/petrol counterparts, you may need to carry more fuel to avoid getting stuck. 

If, after some time, you would want to convert your car back to petrol, you can. Some who consider converting back to a petrol engine do so because they cannot find adequate LPG stations in their area of residence.