FAQ about LPG Autogas Gpl

  • What is LPG?
    • LPG stands for “Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline”, and it’s widely recognised as a clean low carbon alternative to diesel and petrol. LPG starts off life as a gas – a mix of propane and butane – and it’s a by-product from the processing of natural gas and refining of crude oil. Under pressure, LPG becomes a liquid – making it easy to store.
  • What do vehicle manufacturers think about LPG?
    • The industry is relatively positive about LPG, and most big motor manufacturers have supplied LPG vehicles.
  • What is going to happen to LPG prices?
    • The Governments are trying to reduce pollution and LPG has lots of environmental benefits. That is why LPG will stay a lot cheaper than petrol and diesel for the foreseeable future.
  • What happens if I accidentally add petrol or diesel to the LPG fuel tank?
    • Don’t worry – it’s impossible to add the wrong fuel to your LPG tank. That’s because the LPG tank has a special valve which only takes fuel from LPG nozzles.
  • How do I fill up at an LPG station?
    • Filling up on LPG is just as easy as filling up on petrol or diesel. There’s a pump and a hose – just as you’d expect – and LPG is sold by the litre. Filling up with LPG is also incredibly safe. The pump makes sure that LPG doesn’t leak, and it’s impossible to add the wrong fuel.
  • Is it safe to have petrol and LPG tanks in the same car?
    • Yes – LPG cars are very safe. Your LPG tank has gone through a huge amount of tough testing – including pressure-testing and strength-testing. LPG tanks shut down the gas supply if you have an accident.
  • What happens if I’m involved in an accident?
    • The LPG tank will automatically shut off the gas supply – keeping you safe.
  • Will LPG affect my catalytic converter?
    • No – everything will work just as before.
  • Won’t the LPG tank spoil my boot?
    • Not at all – all our standard LPG conversions use a doughnut-shaped tank. This fits neatly into the space where your spare wheel used to be.
  • OK , but what happens if I have a puncture?
    • Don’t worry. For many people, the easiest option is to swap your tyres for the very latest run-flat tyres. If you’re unlucky enough to get a puncture, you can keep driving safely for at least 50 miles, at a maximum speed of 50mph.
  • Are all LPG conversions the same?
    • No – and it’s important to get the right conversion for your vehicle.
  • Can all vehicles be converted to LPG?
    • Most petrol engines can be converted to run on LPG. Contact us to find out about converting your car.
  • Can I sell my LPG vehicle or do I need to remove the conversion?
    • There is a healthy used car market for LPG vehicles. Just take a look at donedeal.ie .
  • Will LPG shorten the life of my engine?
    • No, not if it converted properly. In fact, because LPG is a much cleaner fuel it is less likely to ‘gum up’ your engine or contaminate your engine oil. Years of experience shows that LPG actually extends the engine life of petrol cars.
  • What about servicing my car?
    • Your LPG system will be serviced in line with the manufacturer’s service intervals.
  • What happens if I run out of LPG?
    • Remember, you’ve still got your petrol tank. Your vehicle will automatically switch back to petrol until you can fill up on LPG.
  • Will the vehicle perform as well on LPG as it does on petrol?
    • Actually, it should perform a little better. Most people notice a smoother, quieter ride. Nevertheless, you might notice a very slight reduction in power (if you are racing driver).
  • How long will it take to recover the cost premium for LPG?
    • That’s easy – check out the savings calculator to see how much cash you could pocket.
  • Are LPG cars expensive to buy?
    • Here’s the deal. You’ll spend a little more to buy a new LPG car (or to convert an existing vehicle). But once you start using your LPG vehicle, the savings soon start racking up. Remember, LPG is around half the price of petrol.