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5 Myths about Converting your Car from Petrol to LPG

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The Indian car market is witnessing a significant shift with a rise in fuel prices and a growing focus on environmental responsibility. 

Many people are looking for alternative fuel options. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) presents itself as a compelling solution, offering significant cost savings and cleaner emissions. While LPG conversion offers significant benefits, several myths persist around the process. Let's address some common myths surrounding Petrol to LPG conversion and explore how switching to LPG can be a smart and cost-effective choice.

Myth 1 – LPG Conversion Reduces Engine Performance

Modern LPG conversion systems utilize advanced fuel injection, mirroring petrol injection closely. LPG burns cleaner, minimizing knocking and engine wear potentially leading to smoother operation.
A higher-octane rating results in greater fuel resistance to knocking. Petrol typically has an octane rating between 87 and 98, depending on the quality, while LPG has ratings ranging from 110 to 112. Due to LPG's lower energy density, drivers might experience a slight dip in horsepower, which is mostly negligible for daily use.

Myth 2 – Petrol to LPG Conversion Reduces Fuel Efficiency

Switching to LPG saves you money at the pump but can slightly impact fuel efficiency. LPG packs less energy per litre than petrol so that you might see a 5-10% decrease in mileage. However, the lower LPG price often outweighs this.

Modern LPG systems ensure a clean burn, potentially improving engine performance. The overall impact on efficiency is minimal for most drivers. You might even recover the conversion cost in fuel savings within a couple of years.

Myth 3 - LPG is Unsafe

LPG conversion kits for vehicles undergo rigorous testing and certification to ensure safety and can withstand the pressure of the liquefied gas. Components like tanks, pipes, and valves are made from high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials.

LPG Conversion kits are often incorporated with features like pressure relief valves that release excess pressure in case of overheating, further enhancing safety and Excess Flow Shut-Off Valves (EFVs) that automatically shut off gas flow if a leak is detected or the hose disconnects, minimizing potential hazards.

Myth 4 - LPG Conversions take up Boot Space

The myth that LPG conversions always take up a significant amount of boot space has some truth to it in the past, but modern technology offers solutions to minimize the impact. Modern tanks are generally more compact than their predecessors, minimizing the space they occupy even in the boot.

Toroidal Tanks (doughnut-shaped tanks) fit snugly inside the spare tire well, utilizing previously unused space. While cylindrical tanks occupy some boot space, they come in various sizes to accommodate different needs. Additionally, some car models allow for under-body mounting, minimizing boot impact.

You can also opt for smaller tanks, but you might have to refill frequently. The bigger the tank, the longer you run.

Myth 5 - Finding LPG Stations is Difficult

The LPG infrastructure constantly expands, ensuring greater accessibility for drivers across regions. Many petrol stations now offer LPG pumps, with dedicated LPG stations becoming increasingly common.

You can always use mobile apps and search engines to locate the LPG stations on the go.  

Other than that….

LPG burns cleaner than petrol, emitting fewer particulates, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon monoxide (CO). Converting to LPG can drastically reduce your vehicle's carbon footprint.

While the upfront costs of LPG conversion can concern vehicle owners, this need to be weighed against long-term benefits. With LPG's lower price and tax incentives offered in some regions, the initial cost can often be recouped through savings on fuel expenses, translating into long-term economic advantages.

With its affordability, cleaner emissions, and readily available fuel stations, LPG is the fuel of choice for a sustainable future.

If you are planning to switch, switch to the best. SUPERGAS offers superior quality SR Grade LPG, ensuring optimal performance and engine protection.

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