LPG Conversion Kits

LPG Conversion Kit Reviews

LPG Conversion Kit Reviews

Obtaining a LPG conversion on your car or gas cooker is a great way to save money in the long run; however, there are also plenty of other benefits. In this guide, we will review all the benefits of converting your car or appliance to LPG.

Financial

Congestion Charge

When most people look at the financial benefits of conversion they focus on the savings in petrol. However, many do not know that you can obtain huge savings if you travel into the congestion charge zone. This is because your car is now considered environmentally friendly. A Range Rover that enters the congestion charge zone four times a week could save in the region of a couple of thousand pounds per annum.

Prices

As of mid April 2011, the average petrol price in the UK was 135.79p with diesel coming in at 141.9p. However, autogas (LPG) was just 77.34p on average.

You do not need to be a financial guru in order to work out the potential savings that you can make from a conversion. It is estimated that the average car will pay back the initial cost in roughly 12 months. If you drive a car that is considered a ‘gas guzzler’ then this figure decreases even further.

In 2009, the government introduced a three year guarantee to all cars using autogas. It says that autogas has to be retailed 40p under the average price of petrol. This means, until 2012 you are guaranteed to make a rather large saving. It is believed that this guarantee will be extended by 3-5 years when this policy comes to an end.

Insurance

If you make the conversion, you need to tell your insurer that you now drive a ‘duel fuel’ car. If you had your conversion installed by a regulated mechanic then your insurer may offer you a lower price premium.

Once your policy comes to an end, it is best to look at other insurers prices. Some insurers do offer reductions, but not all of them; therefore, you may be able to save yourself a few pounds depending on your car model.

On the other hand, if you personally carry out this conversion, you could risk a possible increase in your premium. Some insurers consider it unsafe for this work to be carried out by an unqualified individual.

Environmental

Less CO2 Emissions

Tests have shown that autogas is much more environmentally friendly when it is used. These test proved that the ‘average car’ using autogas will burn 20% less CO2 than petrol and 2% less than diesel.

Less Air Pollutants

The shocking figures come with the amount of air pollutants that are released by cars running on autogas. Amazingly, it is 150% more effective than petrol and 2000% more efficient than diesel.  This means that 20 cars using autogas could run alongside one diesel car, and they would be emitting the same air pollutants.

Summary

Using this LPG Conversion Kits Review guide you can clearly see that there are plenty of benefits to obtaining a conversion.

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