We have probably all wondered if fuel additives are a positive thing for a used car, or whether they are just hype. Do they really help with fuel economy, or make your used car run smoother and cleaner?
Are fuel additives the proverbial “snake oil,” that is mostly useless for the stated purpose? Or, is it really worth the money and work as advertised?
Manufacturers of the fuel additives make claims of their product reducing friction by coating moving parts with synthetics, eliminating deposits making for a much cleaner operating engine, and improving fuel economy. They profess to have studies that support their claims, but third-party evaluations are mostly non-existent.
Buy a bottle of fuel additive and put it in your gas tank; the best-case scenario is that it does nothing at all. The synthetic blend makes it to your crankcase at the bottom end of your engine and evaporates. The problem most of us face, is we are hugely optimistic when having spent money on something. Do most people go put hard-earned cash on the table to buy something and then follow that with trash talk? Not likely, and that is fine if that is their opinion.
The worst case is that a fuel additive could actually harm your engine. There are chemical mixes that could be harmful, damaging electronics, or clogging critical parts. In most cases, other than in a few specific examples, fuel additives may be more risk than they are worth.
At Discount Motor City, the best of used car dealerships, we are always looking for ways to help our customers, whether it is offering the best buys in used car sales, or helping with information. The use of fuel additives is a personal choice, and we provide this information to help you reach the right decision about your used car.
At Discount Motor City, one of the premier used car dealers, Surrey, we are as passionate about providing accurate information about used car sales, as we are about providing a pleasant and comfortable environment for our customers, and offering only quality used cars for sale in Surrey, BC.
Come to Discount Motor City, in the centre of the King George used car dealerships, where our goal is to help you find the best in used cars, Surrey, and that can only happen by providing you with all the information available so you can make an informed decision. We do not try to push anyone into any vehicle but will help you with our “no push, no pressure” guarantee, to help you get into the used car you want.
See us for the best in Surrey used cars, and happy motoring from all of us at Discount Motor City, where we work every day to be the best of the car dealers, Surrey.
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