An Easy Way to Save Thousands on Fuel

You already have the best car insurance package. What else can you do to slash your motoring costs?


According to MintLPG this is quite easy. The company says holidaymakers can save themselves thousands of pounds in the long run by converting their cars to run on LPG.


The South Wales firm has studied the driving patterns of the average motorist and came to the conclusion that most drivers can cut their fuel bill by up to 40% if they convert to LPG.


Edward Davies, the company's technical director, says: 'Kinder on your pocket and the planet than more conventional fuels– LPG burns cleaner than petrol thanks to smaller molecules, which leads to a cut in emissions.'


He added that some vehicles actually achieved better performance when they run on LPG than on petrol.


The current price of petrol is £1.35 per litre, while LGP costs only £0.75 per litre.


Based on a car delivering 25 miles per gallon, a trip from Bilbao to Bristol and back, a distance of 1,408 miles and will cost £345.18 using a petrol driven car and £213.08 with an LPG driven car. This means a cost saving of £132.11.


The difference is even bigger if you use a car returning only 20 miles to the gallon, such as a Porsche Cayenne or a BMW X5. In this case using LPG will result in a cost saving of £165.13.


Although it costs about £1,000 to convert a car to run on LPG, the investment will not take long to repay itself and after that you will smile all the way to the bank.


Author - Louise Hutchinson

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