Don’t take your car to just any workshop that says they can properly do an LPG car service or testing.
If they don’t have the right equipment, they won’t be able to do the service properly and you’ll be paying for things that you may not need or missing out on the parts you really do need.
Auto Edge is equipped to provide an LPG car service Perth drivers can rely on. At our workshop, we have all the latest equipment to do the job completely and correctly. This will save you not only time, but also money in the longer run.
The best way to show you the difference between an Auto Edge gas service and one supplied by other workshops is to take you through how a car gas service works when you have the right gear and an experienced LPG mechanic.
This Nissan Patrol came in recently for a car gas service. The problem was that the owner was getting only half the mileage from his gas tank. He was down to 240km for every tank of gas, where he would normally get up to 400km.
First step was to check a few basic things like gas leaks and that the battery was operating properly.
An emissions test was done by placing a 5 gas analyzer probe into the exhaust (it’s like a blood test for your engine)
The exhaust fumes results are then sent back to a display. Trained technicians could see that in this example a lot of money was being wasted, the exhaust system wasn’t leaking and the engine was in a sound condition (compression is good)
Checks were done on the ignition system including the Kilovolts (KV) setup, to make sure everything was in good condition.
After the KV test failed we did a visual inspection of the spark plugs. It was found that the incorrect plugs had been installed and they weren’t sealing correctly.
The plugs were changed to the right size and to protect the threads, a small amount of anti seize was applied (this makes it easy to remove the spark plugs next time).
The correct way to put spark plugs back in is to torque them down to the correct tension.
Another diagnostic was run after changing the spark plugs and air filter to see what impact that had. The readings were better but not good enough.
After further adjustments, the fuel readings at idle came down to where they needed to be. The owner now knows he’s getting the best output from every drop of fuel.
Having the correct training and equipment is crucial to ensure that a fuel system is set up correctly and the right parts are installed. The owner thought the engine was so bad he’d have to replace it.
Does the workshop you’re looking at have the right equipment to assess your problem areas?