Frequentely Asked Questions
What is LPG?
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) or Autogas is the cheapest vehicle
fuel available. Autogas fuel emissions contain less greenhouse gas
than petrol. Unlike petrol LPG produces virtually no SO2 (Sulphur
Dioxide) and CO (Carbon Monoxide). Compared to Diesel LPG produces no
particles or ultra fine particles.
Economically, LPG is cheaper to produce then petrol since it does
not require the addition of octane enhancing chemicals and filters
due to its naturally high octane rating. Because you do not have to
add extra additives, harmful compounds such as lead and benzine are
Petrol combustion produces harmful acidic products which affects the
engine of your vehicle increasing wear and tear. With LPG, engine
oil will deteriorate at a far lower rate since there are no acids and
harmful products which reduce its effectiveness. This results in
less oily sludge which can block crucial engine components, LPG has
been proven to extend the life of exhaust systems by three times.
Can my car be converted to LPG?
Over 95% of petrol engine vehicles available can be converted to
LPG, as long as it is fuel injection and in good condition then it
should be suitable for LPG conversion. Note: Direct Injection
engines cannot be converted to gas successfully. Before we convert
your car we must ensure that the engine is in good condition and has
no problems. If the car has problems running on petrol, then it will
also have problems running on LPG.
How much does LPG cost?
Autogas is usually half the price of petrol and is available at many local and
national refuelling stations. As LPG is more cleaner and less
polluting then petrol, the government and EU encourage its use and
tax it at a far lower price then petrol.
Won't the price of LPG go up as more people use it?
Yes this is inevitable, however there are 40,000 LPG converted cars
whereas there are 25 million vehicles that use petrol or diesel.
It's going to be a long time before LPG prices are the same as
How much will it cost to convert my car?
Fully Sequential injection kits start from £900 inc VAT and
Warranty, the total price depends on your car, the kit and optional
items such as flashlube or a larger/extra tank. A few LPG installers
still use old mixer systems, these systems are around the £700 mark.
These systems are only suitable for older non fuel injected cars, they should not be installed on fuel injection engines.
What will Happen to my car?
A kit will be installed in your engine and a extra fuel tank will be
added to your car, this is normally placed in the boot, however we
can change this if desired. A filler also must be installed, this
can be underneath the vehicle if desired thus avoiding changes to
bodywork. A switch will be installed near the dashboard, the
position of the switch is up to you. All of our kits automatically
switch to gas within a few minutes of the car being turned on, they
also automatically switch over to petrol when the gas has ran out.
How long is the conversion process?
For the majority of vehicles this will be one to two days. Our staff
pride themselves in quality and will not rush the conversion process
thus for some vehicles it could take up to five days.
Will my performance be affected?
Due to the quality of the latest sequential kits there is virtually
no performance loss in converting your vehicle to LPG. However you
may notice a quieter and smoother ride. There is on average between
10-15% loss in MPG when you run your vehicle on LPG. However the
savings you will make due the the price of LPG makes the loss in MPG
Is there any warranty?
All out kits come with a 2 years parts & labor warranty.
What paperwork will I have to deal with?
You must inform the DVLA and your insurance company that your
vehicle has been converted to LPG.
Some insurers require that the installers be UK LPG approved. We are
fully LPGA approved and provide the certification required by the
Are there any safety issues?
Our fuel tanks are extremely safe and come complete with safety
valves and cut off switches incase of a fire or emergency situation.
All of our tanks are european standard and safety tested. All our
tanks are fitted to LPGA safety guidelines (COP11)
Is LPG commonly available across the UK?
LPG (often advertised as autogas) is sold at many fuel stations
nationwide and new sites are being opened up all the time. For
example, here in Birmingham there are 5 sites available within a 5
mile radius of our garage.
Is LPG available in Europe?
LPG is easy to find in most european countries although it is more
commonly known as autogas or GPL. You will need a adapter in most
European countries, it is recommended you find out the make of your
filler and contact major LPG suppliers such as national autogas in
order to obtain the correct adapter.
When I change my car can I use the same kit?
Yes its possible to remove the kit from your old vehicle and install
it on a newer one.
What kind of Tank can I choose?
There are two types of tanks that we fit, a cylinder shaped tank and
a ring shaped tank. They are available in sizes from 40L-100L+.
Special Underslung tanks are also available at an extra cost.
It is possible to have more then 1 tank on a vehicle, some car
owners have a ring tank under the vehicle and a cylinder tank in the
All our tanks are fitted with safety valves and are compliant with
EU and UK regulations.
How does an LPG conversion affect the resale value of my car?
Your vehicle will have a higher resale value for a number of
More people are finding out about LPG all the time, in a few years
time it should be common knowledge amongst the average consumer.
If you sell your vehicle with the kit then it will increase the sale
value by quite a bit even if you decide to sell your vehicle without
the kit it will still increase the value due to the fact that
autogas is a cleaner fuel and causes less wear and tear then petrol