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Autogas systems explained

When switching your vehicle to run on LPG, you want the reassurance of a professional name like Calor. You can rest assured that we’ll use our experience and expertise to help you with any questions you may have about Autogas.

Switching to Autogas couldn’t be easier, and it is now possible for almost all cars to convert to an Autogas system with us.

Features of Autogas LPG tanks

  • They’re much stronger and thicker than petrol tanks
  • They’re fitted with safety devices such as overfill protection valves which stop refuelling at around 85% of the tank’s capacity
  • The LPG filler is permanently mounted to the car around the same location as the petrol filler - typically in the spare wheel well

Specification and installation

As most LPG cars are dual fuel, they can transfer between petrol and LPG at a flick of a switch. In the case of manufacturer-supplied LPG vehicles, the petrol and LPG gauge are usually combined with a transfer switch which is conveniently located on the car’s dashboard.

When looking under the bonnet of an LPG vehicle, you’ll see LPG injectors, fuel lines, a vaporizer and an electronic control unit (ECU). The LPG filler is permanently mounted to the vehicle near the petrol filler. LPG fill connectors feature one-way safety valves so refuelling is safe and convenient.

Find out more

To find out how you can convert your vehicle to Autogas, or to discuss whether LPG would be a suitable fuel for your car, please call 0800 626 626 and one of our Autogas specialists will be happy to help.