As you walked around the gas station making your chocolate and energy drink choices, you will have seen a range of fueling services and fuel additives and probably wondered if they would work for your vehicle. Are the manufacturer’s marketing claims true or are they exaggerating the truth?
What Really Works?
Going past the manufacturers claims, it is better to speak to mechanics who can tell you which fuel additives will work and why. It may be better also to speak to individuals that have used fuel additives and can guarantee the results from their own successes. Some friends may be able to tell you if any claims were overstated and when some fueling services are just right for you.
Undoubtedly, there is more than sufficient evidence that when certain fuel additives are added to your diesel supply, you may be able to improve your fuel economy by between 1 and 5%. More importantly, for drivers operating around cold temperatures, you will know that your diesel must reach a suitable operating temperature before you can begin moving your vehicle. Some additives provide protection against cold weather after it is added into your diesel tank. Some versions acts as de-icing agents and improve the flow of the diesel.
Additives for Gas Vehicles
Should you be running an older vehicle, there is a good chance that some lead free fuel additives may improve the overall performance when the vehicle was designed originally to run on lead gas.
Additives for Diesel Vehicles
From a range of fueling services offered to diesel vehicle owners, anti-gelling fuel additives will offer the ability for the diesel to flow smoothly, particularly when passing through the filter, where cold clumps of diesel may get stuck. When you plan to leave your vehicle in storage when you live away from a month or more during the year, the fuel additives will help your vehicle start when you turn it over for the first time after a long break.
As a fuel injector cleaner, older vehicles may benefit from a fuel additive which is inserted direct into the gas tank. By cleaning your fuel injectors, you give them the chance for a longer life before they need replacement. When you compare the cost of the fuel additive against the cost of replacing your injectors, it is certainly worth a few dollars to take a chance that it helps your vehicle.
When you consider the manufacturers claims, seek out advice before deciding which fuel additives will benefit your use and choose appropriately.