Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid and LPG

With each passing day, the number of cars on our roads has increased. With this growth in cars, there has been a rapid increase in demand for quality auto repair services. Regular and timely maintenance is crucial to keep your vehicle in peak condition. Most car owners only take their vehicle to an auto shop when it is experiencing problems. This approach does not consider preventative maintenance and may result in more expensive repairs and longer-term downtime. Regular vehicle maintenance at Paul Flood Automotive will increase the vehicle’s performance.

Petrol

Petrol is the most popular fuel for cars. It is quiet, smooth, and responsive. Diesel engines emit around 10% less CO2 (CO2), while petrol is slightly more expensive. However, petrol cars emit fewer harmful emissions than diesel. Unfortunately, currently there is no fuel that can match the instant bulk availability of petroleum, its energy density and relative affordability.

Diesel

Diesel engines produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines. They are also more efficient that petrol engines. The fuel economy of diesel engines older than the ‘common rail’ has a higher level. They emit less CO2 than gasoline engines. Also, diesel engines emit more particulates that petrol engines. Diesel engines with particulate traps can help prevent the emission of sooty particulates. As you travel through cities, you’ll notice the smoke coming from old buses. Diesel engines typically get more mileage than comparable petrol models. Diesel is currently more expensive than petrol, and diesel prices will continue to rise faster than petrol.

Hybrids

Hybrid cars combine a petrol engine and an electric motor. The hybrid engine is powered by an energy storage device such as a battery pack. The basic principle behind hybrid cars is that an electric motor provides power at low speeds (e.g., urban driving), while a petrol engine can be used to drive at higher speeds. Hybrids can be recharged while driving and have regenerative brakes. This means that energy from the brakes is returned to the battery, increasing efficiency.

LPG

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) has been a viable alternative to petrol in recent years. LPG is less polluting than petrol and diesel, but it’s more expensive. Many cars can be converted from diesel to LPG with after-market conversions. Vauxhall has introduced dual-fuel vehicles that can run on both LPG and petrol. There are many filling stations.

Service centres that are reputable should have technicians who have years of experience and be certified. Paul Flood Automotives offers a variety of services to its customers, including the repair or replacement of vehicle parts. As part of maintaining your car’s safety and efficiency, additional services like oil checks, test drives and inspection of the suspension can be provided. A well-respected service provider can help improve your car’s performance. Keep Paul Flood Automotives in your mind as you research and choose your auto service centre.

Mechanical Repairs

For over 38 years Paul Flood Automotive has been servicing the cars of the Sutherland Shire. With state of the art equipment and our legendary customer service, you can trust us with your pride and joy.

Mobile Repair

Whether it’s roadside assistance or on-site servicing, our fleet of specialised automotive servicing vehicles will get your car, truck, van or ute on the road in no time.

Brakes & Tyres

There’s a lot riding on your tyres and brakes – bring your vehicle in for regular inspections so you can sleep soundly in the knowledge your car will go exactly where you want it to, when you need it to.