Fuel Additives Best Practices
Why Do People Choose To Use Fuel Additives?
Many people use fuel additives for a variety of reasons, whether they race and want to improve speed or performance, or they drive frequently and want to save money on fuel. They have numerous benefits if used correctly. An important factor to remember is that different fuel additives cater to different aspects of your fuel; from having cleaning properties or lowering emissions, to improving the overall performance of your engine. Fuel additives are not only for vehicles, they can be used in heating appliances, such as boilers to rescue emissions in homes. To help save money, many companies who deal with fuels tend to use fuel additives as it helps them to make the most out of their products.
The Main Types of Additives
Here at Exocet we list our products in order of features to make it easier for you when deciding on the best additives for your requirements. The popularity of a fuel additive is often dependent on the function and the need for it in the market. This is why it is not always about choosing the most popular additives, but finding the highest quality product for your requirements. For diesel, fuel stabilisers and cetane boosters are commonly used to improve the performance of fuel as the quality of diesel can decrease if left standing for long periods of time. Popular petrol additives consist of octane boosters to help improve the octane rating and help stop corrosion.
How To Get The Most Out Of Fuel Additives
To get the most out of the money you spend on fuel additives, it is always best to look at the specific reason you want a fuel additive and then look at the additional benefits that are given with a specific product. Choosing the right additive and doing research can help to prevent you from buying an additive that isn’t compatible with your fuel or engine type. The key areas to look at when deciding on a fuel additive is the fuel type (whether it is gas, diesel or an alternative fuel) and read the product description to identify whether it serves the purpose you require the additive for. For example, if you were looking at an additive to clean up bacteria within your fuel; our Anti Bug fuel additive would help your specific requirement; but also contributes to performance and also helps contribute to the cleaning of your engine.
Another important factor to remember is the application of your additive. Applying a fuel additive changes from product to product, depending on the strength and function. In the majority of cases, the fuel additives are added to a full tank as it helps with the mixing and distribution of the fuel additive.
Regular engine and fuel maintenance can help to identify the additives you need, whilst also saving you money in the long term that may have been spent on engine repairs due to fuel contamination and blocked filters. This includes monitoring the performance of your engine after using fuel additives, this will help to identify which additives work the best for your engine, as well as identify any issues early on. If you notice any unusual engine behaviour after fuel additives, discontinue the use of the product and consult a mechanic or contact us to ask for advice.
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