Getting the best deal
Prices for LPG conversions can vary dramatically. Every installer will claim to fit 'the best system' using 'the latest technology'. This makes it difficult for the consumer to know who to trust.
When searching for an LPG conversion there are 2 main factors to consider:
- The company or technician converting your vehicle
- The LPG equipment that is being installed
No.1 Choosing the right installer
In order to install LPG in the home, a technician must be gas safe registered by law. You may be surprised to learn that there are no such regulations when it comes to fitting an LPG system to a vehicle.
For peace of mind, the UK's LPG trade association have an approved installer scheme.
UKLPG Approved Autogas Installers are organisations that have obtained approval for the work undertaken by named technicians in converting vehicles to run on Autogas.
UKLPG Approved Installers:
- Employ Technicians whose work has been inspected to ensure competency in all current industry safety standards.
Add converted vehicles to the central online database, proof to insurance companies and the DVLA that the
conversion has been completed to industry standard by an
Sign up to strict terms and conditions, including a random vehicle inspection regime and premises inspection.
- Have signed up to a Consumer Code of Conduct.
The UKLPG have a full complaints proceedure to assist you in the event of any issues.
No.2 Choosing the best system
There are many different manufacturers of LPG systems on the market. They can vary greatly in terms of quality, performance, reliabilty and longevity. This means that quotes cannot always be compared on a like-for-like basis.
Rather than just taking our word for it, here are 5 reasons why you should choose to have a BRC system installed.
A Global Market Leader
BRC are a market leader in alternative fuel systems, with a presence in more than 70 countries.
Owned by Westport Fuel Systems in North America, BRC (Established in 1977) is headquartered in Northern Italy.
They produce over 500,000 conversion kits per year, a testament to their vast production capabilities, knowledge and experience.
Quality of Components
All of BRC's components are designed, tested and manufactured in-house, and are built to last the life of your vehicle.
Some budget systems on the market require components, such as the LPG injectors, to be changed periodically.
Part of BRC's success can be attributed to their dedicated Research & Development department.
Power & Performance
BRC are well known for their high performance levels and their ability to match the output of high powered vehicles.
This results in no noticeable loss in power when driving on LPG.
BRC have a dedicated racing department and field 2 cars in the Italian Rally Championship. they also host the Green Hybrid Cup and compete in major competitions across Europe.
Chosen by Manufacturers
Over the years, BRC have established alliances with over 30 vehicle manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, Subaru, VW and Volvo.
BRC's dedicated assembly plants can convert over 20,000 vehicles a month providing factory fit installations on behalf of the manufacturers.
BRC Gas Equipment is supplied in the UK by BRC(GB)Ltd, a UKLPG accredited distributor.
This means that they have been authorised by the manufacturer as the official agent, are UK based, provide full technical support to the installers, a 2yr warranty and support for the vehicle owner.
There are more than 100 BRC approved workshops in the UK, providing excellent coverage for installations, servicing and repairs.