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6 things you need to know about converting your car

Converting your car to run on Autogas is easy, but here are the top six things you should consider before you take the plunge.

1. How much will it cost?

The cost of getting your car converted to run on LPG depends on the size of your engine, however for an average four-cylinder engine you should expect to pay around £1,200 – £1,600 for a good quality conversion. Make sure you get a quote from one of our Approved Conversion Scheme Members by filling in our enquiry form here. You can also use our fuel savings calculator so you can see just how quickly you can cover the cost of your conversion just with the money you are saving running on cheaper Autogas.

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2. How long will it take to convert my car?

On average, a good quality garage will take around 2-3 days to convert your car. They should offer you a courtesy car while yours is in for a conversion, so make sure you ask the garage about this before booking in. All of the garages on our Approved Conversion Scheme offer courtesy cars and you can enquire with your closest one here.

3. Where will my tank and filler cap go?

When getting your quote, the garage should let you know what type of tank will best suit your car, and where it will go. There are different types of tank – a doughnut tank fits in your spare wheel well or underneath your car (depending on how high off the ground it is), or a torpedo tank could fit in your boot against your back seats, or down the side.

The other thing you should find out is where your filler cap will go, and whether they can match the colour of your car.

Find out more about what is involved in the conversion process and what you should expect to see once your car is converted with our video here.

4. What LPG system will I get?

Different garages will offer different conversion kits, but it is advisable to check which kit will get put on your car. Quality kits in the UK include BRC, Vogels, Landi Renzo, and Prins. These kits will have a correct filler as you shouldn’t need to use an adaptor at forecourts in the UK to fill your car.

5. Will I get a certificate?

When your car is converted through a UKLPG approved garage, they should register your car on the LPG register and give you proof of this. You can check if your car is on the register by putting your registration number in at the UKLPG website here.

6. Will a conversion affect my insurance?

Getting your car converted to run on LPG may not affect your insurance premium, but you will need to inform your insurance provider of the changes made to your car as it is classed as an engine modification. Your insurance provider may also want a copy of the UKLPG approved certification, so just check with them what they need before you convert your car.

To find out more about conversions, or to enquire about getting a conversion, fill in our form here.

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