Tinted cars and Propane Power Vehicles
From Europe to the US, there has been continuous talk about creating and operating bi-fuel cars, LPG, and propane being the two most notable fuels. From Chrysler to Lancia, every big name car company is offering conversion kits nowadays. There is no denying of the many advantages propane provides over regular gasoline. It is definitely more economical and infinitely cleaner. Yet, as we all know, nothing is absolutely perfect. Be it LPG, propane or gas there are drawbacks to each one of them. In this site, we bring you all there is to know about propane-powered vehicles and tinted cars.
A tinted car can be created in two ways. The first is a factory tint where the vehicle’s windows are dyed in a darker shade. This is done mostly to the rear window. The second technique is a film tint where an opaque film is applied on all the windows of the car.
Privacy and blocking of harmful UV rays are the top advantages of window tinting. The next benefit is the protection of leather seats.
The Visible Light Transference reduces drastically if the windows of a vehicle are tinted. A darker tint means lower light transmittance.
Not every state allows window tinting. Therefore, if you are driving the car in a state where such law applies, it can cause problems.
The first advice to window tinting is not to opt for DIY. Such window tinting kits lead to air bubbles which can reduce the resale value of the car.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG is known as propane. It has been used to power vehicles since the 1920s. Under the Energy Policy Act, it is called an alternative fuel and comes under the tax incentive. Right now most cars that run on propane are converted from gasoline vehicles. There are some cars that run on dedicated propane systems while others have a bi-fuel system. The latter vehicles can run on propane or gasoline. Bi-fuel cars have a driving range that is comparable to gas run cars. The speed, acceleration, and power of a vehicle that is powered by propane are similar to a traditional car.
The number one benefit of using propane to power a vehicle is the lower level of harmful emissions. Unlike gasoline-run cars and cars, propane is better for the environment.
The one disadvantage propane-powered vehicles have over traditional fuel cars is the range. Propane has a 25% less energy content when compared to gasoline along with lower efficiency.
People opt to convert their trucks, taxis, buses or private vehicles to propane power because they have a lower maintenance cost. The low carbon and oil contamination makes it very popular.
Our tip to using propane-powered vehicle is to add more tanks to hold the LPG. There be will less space in your trunk, but your car will have an extended driving range.