Choosing the Right Type of Fuel for your Car

Today’s modern cars run on different types of fuel. Each has its own pros and cons. Here are the different types of fuel that are commonly used by motorists.

  1. Gasoline
This is also referred to as petrol and is the most commonly used type of fuel. It is specially designed for four-stroke engines that is used by most vehicles. The good thing about gasoline is that it is used for a quick start, fast acceleration, and cool combustion.

    Gasoline is a type of fossil fuel and is the most accessible and readily available for motorists. However, it is often considered as a temporary fuel because it is expensive, has limited resources, and has a negative effect in the environment. Gasoline produces carbon dioxide which contributes to the pollution.

    1. Diesel
    Diesel is also widely used in utility transport vehicles including trucks, buses, trains, and boats. Similar to gasoline, diesel is also non-renewable. Compared to gasoline, diesel gives off a lower amount of carbon dioxide.

      However, it produces nitrous oxide that also adds to pollution. On the other hand, this type of fuel lasts longer and has better fuel efficiency than gasoline.

      1. Compressed Natural Gas
      Gas and diesel fuels are both convertible to run on compressed natural gas. Once converted, compressed natural gas appears clear and odorless. It is non-corrosive and may be utilized as liquid or gas.

        Cars that are built for this type of fuel can produce a significantly less emission than gas vehicles. However, fuel stations with compressed natural gas can only be found in select areas around the US.

        1. Liquefied Petroleum
        This type of fuel is also referred to as propane and is an alternative to gasoline. It is used in most vehicles but with a limited period. Some hybrid vehicles are built to use propane fuel.

          However, in the US, the only way to use a propane vehicle is to convert a gas engine. Liquefied petroleum releases less toxins and does not add to the pollution like gasoline and diesel. A propane is also more affordable than gasoline.

          1. Ethanol
          Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline and is produced from the conversion of natural products such as sugarcane, corn, and barley to name a few. It is also considered as one of the more popular fuels used in vehicles.

            In fact, a lot of cars can run solely on ethanol. Some cities encourage the use of ethanol as an additive to reduce emissions and pollutants caused by gasoline.

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