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There are many questions concerning the conversion and running of your vehicle on LPG.

The following are answers some common questions.

bullet CAN ALL VEHICLE BE CONVERTED TO GAS?
bulletMost 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 installer.
bulletDiesel engines can be converted but this is a more complex process and the LPGA do not recommend this at the moment.

 

bulletHOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR THE CONVERSION
bulletDepending on your vehicle and configuration required, converting your vehicle to LPG would cost from around 1600.00. Please call for a quote today.

 

bulletIS THERE A GOVERNMENT GRANT AVAILABLE?
bulletAt 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 future.

 

bulletIS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE VEHICLE AFFECTED?
bulletWhen 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.

 

bulletDOES THE VEHICLE START ON GAS?
bulletNo. The engine always starts on petrol and then automatically changes to gas when ready.
bulletIn the event that you have run out of petrol there is the ability of starting and running the engine on gas.

 

bulletWHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I RUN OUT OF LPG WHILE I AM DRIVING?
bulletDepending on the system fitted to your vehicle changing back to petrol is achieved by flicking a switch or the press of a button.
bulletThe latest SGI systems perform this task automatically and give an audible warning that the vehicle is now running petrol.

 

bulletHOW DO I KNOW WHEN I NEED TO FILL UP WITH LPG?
bulletThe vehicle is fitted with a gas changeover switch which incorporates a gas level indicator.

 

bulletWHERE CAN I PURCHASE LPG?
bulletThere are more than 1200 petrol stations and refueling sites in the UK. This number is growing daily.
bulletThere is a map, of the United Kingdom, available that gives the majority of the site locations and addresses. 

 

bulletIS LPG SAFE IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?
bulletYes. 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.

 

bulletCAN MY ENGINE BE DAMAGED BY USING LPG?
bulletMost 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.

 

bulletWHO DO I HAVE TO INFORM ABOUT THE CONVERSION.
bulletYou will have to inform the DVLA of the change.
bulletyour insurance company will have to be informed of the change. Normally there is no increase in insurance premiums. Check with your insurance Co.