Expert advice on offer for Cornwall motorists

Motorists in Hayle can get one-to-one expert motoring advice on how to save money on fuel this month when a motoring roadshow comes to town.

The event, organised by the UK’s leading LPG supplier, Autogas, will feature a number of motoring experts who will offer advice on the best ways to improve fuel efficiency, reduce fuel costs and make the fuel in your tank go further.

Autogas will be joined by renowned motoring journalist Jason Dawe as well as representatives from leading fast fit retail experts HiQ as well as Mazda, which has recently made a commitment to support vehicles running on LPG. The event takes place on Friday 16th September at Shell Hayle, located on Carwin Rise, just off the A30, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Motorists will also be able to take advantage of a promotional offer where the price of LPG will be reduced as well as benefitting from a £5 fuel voucher for purchases of LPG over 35 litres.

Commenting on the event, national automotive journalist Jason Dawe said “Motorists are always looking for ways to save money on their fuel and motoring costs. Every penny counts and LPG offers a significant saving without the compromises and anxiety associated with other ‘alternatives’. But there are many other hints and tips that can reduce running costs and I will share these with motorists visiting the forecourt during the event.

Representatives from the HiQ fast fit retail chain, with local centres in Truro and Helston, will be offering free tyre checks, including tyre pressure, which can improve fuel efficiency.

Representatives from Mazda will also be showcasing a Mazda6 converted to run on LPG. Free motoring gifts will also be given out to people attending the event.

Autogas LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas, can help motorists cut fuel costs by up to 40 per cent. The company’s key accounts manager, Paul Oxford explains:  “At a time of ever increasing petrol and diesel prices, LPG cannot be ignored as an alternative. It currently retails at an average price of 75.7 pence per litre, compared to 134.4 ppl for petrol and 138.6 ppl for diesel*.”

Liquefied Petroleum Gas, or LPG, has an established and easily accessible refuelling network and is available from 1,400 public refuelling points up and down the country including four sites in Cornwall; with the majority of Autogas Limited LPG refuelling sites being located on Shell forecourts on motorways and major trunk roads, allowing drivers to benefit from all the normal forecourt facilities including fuel card payments.

Paul Oxford adds: “What drivers really like is the fact that it’s the same as driving a petrol car with no compromise on vehicle range and performance. With over 10% of UK forecourts now retailing autogas drivers don’t have to go out of their way to refuel. In fact to make life easier we provide a free to download satnav site locator on our website’’