Answers to the most common questions.
Once converted, your vehicle will run on autogas, which is typically 46% (or less) of the petrol price. Some cars will also save a small amount on Vehicle Excise duty and parking (subject to individual borough). Vehicles fitted with a Battersea Autogas LPG conversion will experience less mechanical wear and command a higher resale value, if subsequently sold.
ITís GREENER_ Driving your car or van on LPG autogas reduces your carbon footprint and your contribution to global warming. Extensive independent tests demonstrated that running on LPG autogas resulted in a 14% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when compared to the equivalent petrol vehicle and a 10% advantage over the equivalent diesel.
ITís CLEANER_ LPG autogas is regarded as a cleaner fuel because its simple chemical composition means it is a very clean burning. This is important for the quality of the air you breathe which directly affects your health. Particulates accumulate in your lungs and LPG engines were shown to have around 99% less per mile of these polluting emissions than diesels. Additionally one diesel vehicle emits the same amount of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) as 20 LPG autogas vehicles.
Just like petrol, autogas vapour can ignite, but unlike petrol autogas is stored in a vehicle in a strong steel tank and has a nuber of safety valves. Independent tests by the TNO in Holland concluded that LPG vehicles were safer in an accident than petrol. In fire service tests in the UK it was demonstrated that in the event of a serious fire occupants in a vehicle have three times longer to evacuate with LPG than petrol.
The LPG tank can be fitted in the spare wheel well or in some case below the vehicle so you do not lose any boot space. If space is not a problem, as for van or large vehicles, the tank can also be fitted in the boot, where it can be of wery large size.
The easiest option is to swap your tyres for the very latest run-flat tyres, or have a couple of anti-puncture spray cans always in the car in sale in any petrol station or Halford.
Every vehicle converted by us, will carry a 2 years warranty period, covering lpg components and labour.
It should perform a little better. Most people notice a smoother, quieter ride. Nevertheless, there is an unnoticeable slight reduction of power if you are a racing driver (-5%).
The conversion/installation will make your vehicle bi-fuel, so it can normally run on Autogas LPG and if selected, back to the original Petrol fuel. The new gas system requires its on tank which normally is installed in the spare wheel well to save boot space. Tanks are available in different sizes so loss of boot space can be kept to a minimum. The Autogas fuel is purchased by the litre at the standard petrol stations and is pumped into the vehicle tank via a hose.
Yes, a dedicate miniature swith is installed on the dashboard to permit manual overriding of LPG to petrol or viceversa.
The LPG system will turn automatically the petrol on, so its very important to have alway a minimum of ⅓ of a tank filled with petrol.
Of course, .............. but that won’t save you money !!!!!
You must remember to always have some anti-puncture spray cans in the car or have your tyres pre-treated with a special anti-puncture paste.
At a standard petrol station. Now days, almost half of the exihisting stations sales LPG, and the number is increasing.
It is not reccomended, and also the installation is much dearer, we awknoledge that only trucks are really benefit from it doing 50,000 miles per year or more.
No. LPG is a clean burn fuel which extends engine's life. But be aware that if installed uncorrectly or using the wrong system for your engine or not serviced at the correct intervals it will deteriorate compromising your driving exeprience. Now lets explain the history of LPG.
The leteast systems which are generally described as "Multipoint Sequential Injection Computerised System" have the ability to work in cooperation with the car onboard computer which makes sure that nothing goes wrong or damage the engine. Previous systems where called "Single Point Injection" or "LPG for Carburettor Systems" or " Multipoint Injection FullGroup" or "Traditional System" all those LPG system uses a very old tecnology which if installed in a modern engine (post 1996) can easely generate overheating and demage the engine. Those systems are still suteable for carburettors engine which generally we say where used before the ´90s. So be secure that with any latest Italian Multipoint Sequental Injection System from Battersea Autogas you are safe and protected.
Yes. every year (or every 10-12,000 miles), as you would do normally for your car, we have special discounts when you book a combo Petrol and LPG service together, pls call, or send us an email to email@example.com
The service cost varies for each lpg system brand from £55.00 (necam Koltec) to £99.00 (Prins VSI), anyway over 20 different brand the general price is just about £69.00 (dont forget VAT on top)
Yes. But is subject to your car dealer, legally can only void the warranty of the components in contact to the lpg.
Over a dozen of insurance company with found that only 20% increase the premium, the rest would mantaine the same charges if not reducing it.
Yes it does, but only to people which are doing high mileage who will need to save as much as possible.
Yes, and reistalled again on a similar vehicle s engine. But it is not reccomended as an used lpg system it will never perform as a new one, as every moving lpg component is subject to deterioration.
Yes you can, but it is not reccomended.
The cost varies from engine to engine, from a starting price of £799, the process is: 1)book of the vehicle 2)receiving and inspecting the vehicle to be suitable for conversion 3)disclamer to sign 4)starting the conversion which will take from 1(toyota previa) to 4 days (limousines), but we always reccomend at least 2 days, to be enable for a pre-running-in of the system and a good test drive to make sure everythng is ok 5) collection, payment, with all documents, UKLPG registration etc. 6) drive the vehicle for approximately a 1,000 miles (or less )(min. 600mil) called "running in period" where the system get set and start to runn smoothly, and return it to us for an full inspection, retyde all bolts and nuts, recalibrate, and correct any eventua difect that came out during the running-in period 6) off you go saving money .... remember every 10,000-12,000 miles to come back to us for the period service, also needed to keep valid the warranty.
LPG will always be around as it is used for various motr/heating applications.
Only if your emission are below 100gr of co2 per km, which means that 99% of the vehicle it won't.
Normally about 2 days.
Dont warry it has been proven that lpg tanks are 3 times more safe then petrol ones.