What Is A Fuel Additive And Does It Work?

17th August, 2018 in Car Topics

We are often asked, what is a fuel additive and does it really work?

A bottle of fuel additive can cost as little as £5.00 and can be poured directly into your car or van’s fuel tank. But what exactly is the point?

There are loads of different products on the market, so in this article, we aim to dispel some of the myths that surround fuel additives and explain why the use of a fuel additive can have economic and environmental benefits for both domestic and commercial vehicle owners.

Many professional vehicle technicians refer to fuel additives as “mechanic in a can” since a fuel additive can offer solutions to loads of common fuel delivery problems. In basic terms, after adding a fuel additive to your fuel tank your car should run more smoothly, show improved fuel economy, lower emissions and help you prolong the life of the engine.

Over time vehicles gather unnecessary sludge and soot in different areas of the engine, which will manifest in performance issues and poor fuel economy. A fuel additive works by removing the sludge and soot and improving combustion. Fuel additives enhance the lubrication of the vehicle’s working components which means that there is less wear and tear on the moving parts.

Different fuel additives claim to cure different problems. Fueltone fuel additives have been developed by expert fuel chemists and work by improving fuel combustion, increasing engine power, improving weak acceleration and smoothing rough idling. By doing so we are able to show how your vehicle can improve how fuel is delivered to the engine and therefore improve performance and fuel economy while reducing emissions.

Fueltone’s products have been showed to deliver up to 14% improved fuel efficiency.

Types of Fuel Additive

Fuel additives are formulated separately for diesel and petrol vehicles since the compound requirements are different, Fueltone have developed products for both vehicle types and a special product for motorcycles.

Most Diesel drivers will know that reducing your car emissions will offer better performance, increased fuel economy and be cheaper to run; and although nowadays cars have a Euro emissions standard which classifies what emissions it produces in what quantities, actual real-time driving emissions can vary significantly. Using a fuel additive can help reduce diesel emissions and improve your driving performance.

How to Use a Fuel Additive

You can use a fuel additive as a one-off, to clean an engine that has become congested. Most people report seeing immediate benefits after only the first use. Regular use will help to keep fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chambers clean as well.

So in summary, fuel additives work as an all-round health treatment for your engine and are definitely worth the investment! Find out more about additives at Fueltone.

Written by Paul-Hadley Visit the author's website