From 2021, filling stations across the UK are switching from E5 to E10 petrol, which could cause significant damage to classic vehicles and some modern cars produced until 2011.
Petrol in the UK presently contains around 5% bioethanol, but this is being increased to 10% to help reduce emissions – the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road in the UK.
Ethanol absorbs water in cars fuel storage tanks and from condensation, which then causes rusting in parts of the fuel system where the metallurgy is less resistant. Once oxidised, ethanol can then become corrosive.
Our EEC 6-in-1 Petrol solution
To help combat the corrosion caused by ethanol in the fuel, you can recommend the use of EEC’s 6-in-1 Petrol solution.
It contains a corrosion inhibitor, and is highly effective at removing deposits from fuel injectors and inlet valves.
The solution has also been specifically designed to keep every component carbon-free, with a focus on the fuel injectors, inlet/exhaust valve, turbo, EGR valve and glow plugs. It even reduces smoking, and can contribute to increasing MPG.
An upsell opportunity
With the RAC reporting over 600,000 cars on the road are not compatible with E10, this is the perfect chance to offer added value to your customers, while providing a cost-effective upsell opportunity.