What You Need to Know About LPG
20 Sep 2017

What You Need to Know About LPG

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) can be considered the better fuel to use! As well as using LPG fuel you can also advance your engine by having your vehicle tuned. Tuning the car will help boost the engine performance, chip tuning in Hertfordshire have professional mechanics who will tune the vehicle and improve the overall performance.


What is an LPG Service?

Quite simply an LPG service is the servicing of a vehicle that runs on LPG fuel. LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas; also known as ‘Autogas’. This is a more economical and cheaper fuel that is significantly greener than regular petrol. So much so that it reduces around 15% of Carbon Dioxide exhaust emissions compared to regular petrol.


An LPG vehicle should be serviced around every year just to ensure that all the components are working smoothly and as they should. However, if you drive quite a bit and do long distances, then it should be serviced every 12,000miles. This service is generally to check the engine and change the filter. Should you require a full service, then it’d be best to call your garage to book in for one.


LPG fuel is a lot cheaper than regular petrol, LPG costs about 50pence less than petrol and diesel. Although it is cheaper to buy, the miles per gallon of your car may be affected. It has been recorded that vehicles running on LPG have 20% fewer miles per gallon than those on petrol. Having your vehicle remapped will help you improve this miles per gallon and will produce fewer greenhouse gases. If you want a remap then ECU remapping in Hertfordshire will professionally remap your car allowing you to have more power and better miles per gallon.


What is the difference between LPG and regular petrol?

LPG fuel is made from natural gas processing and oil refining, it is then liquefied from pressurisation. The LPG is separated from the unprocessed natural gas and the extracted from heated crude oil. After this process, the fuel can either be used as it is or it can be split into propane, butane and isobutane. Once the process is finished the LPG is then distributed into tanks or canisters.

Petrol is made slightly differently to LPG. The fuel is first extracted from an oil reservoir where it is then transported to an oil station and then goes through fractional distillation and catalytic cracking, then finally, additives are added to improve the quality of the fuel.