You can easily save on fuel expenses by converting your car to run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Converting your car to LPG will save you money. LPG is typically at least 50 percent cheaper than other fuels, allowing you to recover the cost of an LPG installation in a relatively short time. Each vehicle will have different requirements, so drop into your local Repco Authorised Service for a tailored quote. You can also call us now for a detailed estimate or read more on LPG conversions.
What is an LPG Service
If your car runs on an LPG system you need to have an LPG service to make sure it is working efficiently. This service is different from your general car service as LPG is a specialised system that needs a separate and rigorous safety inspections that normally can’t be done while performing a general car service. The rule of thumb for an LPG service is usually 20,000km or every 12 months.
Why you need regular LPG servicing
A regular LPG service helps to maintain your vehicle and increases its performance and durability. If you don’t maintain a regular service routine you will open your LPG system up to varying issues that include running lean, running rich, ignition system problems and LPG convertor failure.
Running lean symptoms:
- hard starting
- poor idling
- poor acceleration
Running rich symptoms:
- hard starting
- excessive fuel consumption
- ignition system problems
Overtime LPG system components wear out. One of the most important components that needs to be regularly checked is the LPG convertor. On average they have a 10 year life expectancy but should be checked thoroughly during every LPG service.
Also note that your LPG tank needs to be tested every 10 years to make sure it is structurally sound.
For an Expert LPG Service on your vehicle – contact The Engine Bay today!