Convert your car to Autogas
A simple conversion could save you up to 50% on fuel costs
Converting your car to LPG is a relatively straightforward process, and involves simply installing a secondary fuel system in your vehicle with a separate tank and gauge for the Autogas fuel. There is no requirement for a new or replacement engine. Your car maintains the primary fuel system and will now be a dual-fuel vehicle, allowing you to switch between the two systems quickly and easily.
There are many specialist conversion companies around Ireland who will assess your vehicle, and advise you on cost and timeframe. Many of these companies offer little extras, such as a complimentary replacement car for the duration of the conversion, or a free LPG fill.
LPG is similar in its properties to fully vaporised petrol. making conversion technology relatively straight forward. There are various option available regarding the gas storage tanks on a vechile, a poplar solution involves fitting a doughnut tank into the spare wheel well so no space is lost.
Cars converted to Autogas are typically referred to as Dual Fuel vehicles' as the existing petrol/diesel tank is unaltered within converted vehicles, owners can choose at the flick of a switch which fuel they wish to drive on.
What's involved in an Autogas Conversion?
A robust and safe separate secondary fuel tank will be installed neatly in your car, usually around the wheel well, along with a second set of fuel injectors, which feeds the LPG directly to the engine. An electronic link to the engine allows the fuel delivery to be monitored constantly for maximum performance and economy.
A new and discreet status unit will be installed on your dashboard, allowing you to see fuel status, and to switch between systems, although Autogas will be the default fuel system. A new filling point will also be added to the exterior of the car.
LPG is a clean, safe fuel, and a conversion should always include the standard safety measures, such as AFL (Automatic Safety Limiter), which limits the fill, allowing the gas to expand as it should.
The initial outlay for the conversion can be paid back in a short time, with the massive savings in fuel prices. Your car when converted, runs much the same as with conventional fuel, but becomes a dual fuel vehicle. The upside of this is that you can easily switch to using petrol if the need arises. There are almost 100 filling stations around Ireland - most of which are regular petrol stations with Autogas dispensers. Use our Filling station map below to find a station near you.
Do I need an adaptor?
Within the Republic of Ireland, the standard filling connection is the Acme connector (the outside diameter of the one used is 1.75" / 45mm) while within Northern Ireland, the standard filling connection is the Bayonet connection. You may need an adapter if either of these are not the standard in your country. Some outlets have adapters, particularly those near the ferry terminals, but it would be better if you obtained one in advance of travelling. Over the next few years, this is expected to be resolved with the adoption of a standard European connector system.
Find a conversion centre
- Diamond Autogas
27 Ballyclan Road, Crumlin, ANTRIM, BT29 4QZ, Contact: Jim McMahon, Tel: +44 28 9082 5722, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holmes Motors
2-20 Beersbridge Roadm, BELFAST, BT5 4BF, Contact: Paul Holmes, Tel: +44 28 9045 1850, Fax: +44 28 9045 5255, Email: email@example.com, Website: www.holmes-motors.com
- Automotive Gas Systems
Unit 11 Cido Complex, Carn Drive, Portadown, Co. Armagh, BT63 5WH, Contact: Alastair Hewitt, Tel: +44 28 3833 3001
- Autogas Ireland
Unit No.10 , Harrington Industrial Estate, Tramore Road, Cork City, Tel: 089 4474849
- Go Gas
78 Ballyculter Road, Strangford, Co. Down, BT30 7BB, Contact: Mark Johnston, Tel: +44 28 4488 1643 / +44 7977 535 155 / +44 7809 607 055, Fax: +44 28 4488 1643
- LPGain Conversion and Distribution Centre, Dublin 24
Unit 10, Avonbeg Enterprise Centre, St. Dominics Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 085-1041574 F: 01-4514361 W: www.lpgain.com
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 19:00, Sat: 9:00 - 17:00, Sun/After Hours/Bank Hol: Prepaid Cards
- LPGain Conversion and Distribution Centre, Dublin 11
Unit 2, Jamestown Business Park, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 085-1041574 F: 01-8041101 W: www.lpgain.com
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00 Sat: 10:00 - 16:00 Sun - 12:00 - 15:00 and Bank Hol/After Hours: Prepaid Cards
- Tora Garage
Unit 11 Westside Business Park, Newcastle, Co. Galway, Tel: 091 529826 / 087 6160064
- Emerald Autofuels Ltd
6 Beech Park, Drumahoe, Londonderry, BT47 3NR, Tel: +44 28 7130 1772 / +44 78 1698 5673, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.emeraldautofuels.co.uk
- Alternative Fuel Company
131 Caledon Road, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, BT69 6HZ, Contact: Peter Domzala, Tel: +44 7862 221 743
- The Harbour Trading Company
The Harbour, Bray, Co Wicklow, Tel: 01 2860254, www.braygas.ie