There are many questions concerning the conversion and running
of your vehicle on LPG.
The following are answers some common questions.
CAN ALL VEHICLE BE CONVERTED TO GAS?
Most petrol engines can be converted to run bi-fuel. If you have any
doubts please call me for expert advice or contact any LPGA approved
Diesel engines can be converted but this is a more complex process and
the LPGA do not recommend this at the moment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR THE CONVERSION
Depending on your vehicle and configuration required, converting your
vehicle to LPG would cost from around £1600.00. Please call for a quote
IS THERE A GOVERNMENT GRANT
At present there is no government grant available. Government grant
scheme ceased at the end of August 2005 and there are no
signs of any other grant scheme becoming available in the foreseeable
IS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE VEHICLE AFFECTED?
When running on LPG there is a slight loss in power due to the lower
calorific value of the gas. However this loss is negligible and the majority
of drivers won't notice the difference.
DOES THE VEHICLE START ON GAS?
No. The engine always starts on petrol and then automatically changes to
gas when ready.
In the event that you have run out of petrol there is the ability of
starting and running the engine on gas.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I RUN OUT OF LPG WHILE I AM DRIVING?
Depending on the system fitted to your vehicle changing back to petrol
is achieved by flicking a switch or the press of a button.
The latest SGI systems perform this task automatically and give an
audible warning that the vehicle is now running petrol.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I NEED TO FILL UP WITH LPG?
The vehicle is fitted with a gas changeover switch which incorporates a
gas level indicator.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE LPG?
There are more than 1200 petrol stations and refueling sites in the UK.
This number is growing daily.
There is a map, of the United Kingdom, available that gives the majority
of the site locations and addresses.
IS LPG SAFE IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?
Yes. Due to the construction of the gas tank and built in safety systems
it can withstand a greater impact in an accident without risk of explosion.
CAN MY ENGINE BE DAMAGED BY USING LPG?
Most petrol engines can be converted to run LPG as long as it is
suitable. If you have any
doubts please call me for expert advice.
WHO DO I HAVE TO INFORM ABOUT THE CONVERSION.
You will have to inform the DVLA of the change.
your insurance company will have to be informed of the change. Normally
there is no increase in insurance premiums. Check with your insurance Co.