If you travel many km, choosing an LPG-powered vehicle can be considered a good option, given the considerable savings it guarantees you on fuel: only in this way can you amortize the cost of servicing the LPG system . Here’s when to do it.
LPG car service
If you want to buy a car that is also powered by LPG, or you already own one, remember that in addition to ordinary maintenance, it must be subjected to the LPG service .
This is a periodic check of the secondary system in which the valves are mainly checked, i.e. those parts that are subjected to greater stress than in fresh fuel systems.
Failure to do so can lead to serious engine problems and irreparably compromise the cylinder head: the lubricating effect of petrol or diesel cars is lacking, and for this reason the valves are easily subject to wear.
In any case, it is important to remember that not only the valves are checked, but also all the filters, just like in other vehicles, as well as inserting a test on the various parts of the system, so as to avoid any leaks.
A tip: to lubricate the engine it is better to travel a good number of kilometers on petrol, especially for those who make long journeys with few stops.
Times and costs for LPG car service
On average, an LPG car service costs between 50 and 100 euros more than the classic one : and the timing ?
They are essential, but it is not necessary to carry out the LPG service too often: the advice is to always respect the frequency indicated by the system manufacturer .
By respecting these intervals you will be able to maintain the good health of the intake valves.
Never forget the expiry date of the LPG tank , which must be replaced every ten years (check this when you buy a used LPG car.
To learn more, read the maintenance of an LPG car, the complete guide .
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